Photojournalist Steve Ringman spent ten days aboard a crab-fishing vessel in the Bering Sea to document an industry threatened by ocean acidification.
Craig Welch talks about reporting on ocean acidification from underwater, spear-diving in shark infested waters, and translating complex chemical reactions into riveting journalism.
Scientists have documented that souring seas caused by CO2 emissions are dissolving pteropods, a key marine food source. The research raises questions about what other sea life might be affected.
In Peru, as many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered for shark bait.
Take a glimpse at what scientists are finding in laboratory studies about how ocean acidification could affect marine life.
A remote Indonesian village highlights the threats facing millions of people who depend on marine creatures susceptible to souring seas and ocean warming.
Dolphin killing has been outlawed by Peru since 1996, but the practice continues every day by Peruvian fishermen in order to get free bait for shark fishing.
For a glimpse of how nature might — or might not — adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly “hedgehog of the sea.”
Jim Wickens documents the illegal and brutal practice of killing dolphins for shark bait.
More than 10,000 dolphins are being killed every year in Peruvian waters to be used as shark bait.
Environmentalists believe thousands of dolphins are killed and used as bait for sharks.
Fishermen in Peru hunt and butcher dolphins, even though it's illegal. Then they harvest meat from the animals to use as cheap bait for sharks.
Stephen Sapienza crafts simple but compelling narratives, chronicling the lives and plights of everyday people, from the cities of Bangladesh to the streets of Sierra Leone, writes Ameto Akpe.
Christiane Badgley's article about Ghana's oil industry, originally published by iWatch, has been highlighted by various news and advocacy organizations.
The Pulitzer Center-supported documentary "Easy Like Water" receives MacArthur Documentary Film Grant Award. The film is one of eight selected out of nearly 400 proposals.
Of the 600,000-plus hand pumps installed in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years some 30 percent are known to have failed prematurely.
How filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger fell in love during the filming of their Oscar-nominated short documentary Sun Come Up.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jennifer Redfearn discusses the financial challenges of making her Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up to Business Insider's: The Wire.
With the Pulitzer Center's support, Redfearn and co-producer Tim Metzger traveled to the Carteret Islands to tell the story of some of the world's first climate change refugees.
Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger's documentary on how rising sea levels are threatening Carteret Islanders, "Sun Come Up," has been nominated for an Oscar.
The nomination was for documentary (short subject). The winners of the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced February 27.
See all the nominees for this year's Oscars.
Jennifer Redfearn's "Sun Come Up" is listed on The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' shortlist for Documentary Short Subjects.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
The serious consequences of earth's changing climate are the subject of three new documentary films: "Easy Like Water," "Water Wars" and "Sun Come Up," which are funded in part by the Pulitzer Center.
Peter Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Image from Steve Sapienza and Glenn Baker's Easy Like Water project on floating schools in Bangladesh
From the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels, the water issue affects us all, and we all contribute to it.
In January 2010, Pulitzer-sponsored journalists Jennifer Redfearn, William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard visited more than fifteen middle and high schools and three universities in the St. Louis area. They spoke about their experiences reporting on the issues surrounding climate change in the Carteret Islands and South Asia, respectively. Their discussions with the students ranged from the environmental, social, and political implications of climate change, to the technical and educational sides of a career in journalism, to news literacy and the changing media landscape.