Even if problematic septic systems are identified, many coastal communities lack the money to fix them.
Systems and Safety
A private prison in Melbourne, Australia is one of the few focusing on reducing recidivism. But like private prisons globally, publicly available information on the facility is scarce.
Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich's first-hand account of Coronavirus quarantine after a trip to Iran.
The shooting of Michael Brown in late summer of 2014 started a national conversation about police racism and brutality; and in St. Louis, it started a renaissance of the city’s history of organizing, activism, and engagement in politics. Despite the progress, harsh voter ID laws and socioeconomic and cultural obstacles limit numbers at the polls.
Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne, Australia, is one of just a few private prisons with performance-based contracts specifically aimed at reducing recidivism—but it is not perfect.
Private prisons are looking to push costs down, despite complaints of underpaid and overworked staff.
Evanston, Wyoming is struggling to thrive in a boom and bust economy. Amid this, a private prison company's proposal to build a detention center in the town sparked debate among locals.
Pulitzer Center grantee Madelyn Beck reports on Idaho’s response to the state's fast-growing prison population.
For the first time, a federal court is requiring the United States military to allow American and foreign doctors to assess a mentally ill prisoner at Guantánamo Bay.
Femicide — violence against women because they are women — transcends borders. Through reporting, photography, film and poetry, immerse yourself in the stories of the resilient women of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as they search for justice after losing their beloved daughters.
Denver’s halfway houses have been privately run since the 1970s.
The child support system that is set up to help children is also having a negative impact on poor families in Baltimore.
Students at the University of Kentucky built a prototype wind turbine which they hope farmers in Nigeria could replicate to efficiently dry grains.
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
In one of the planet’s loudest cities, a battle rages over noise pollution and when the sounds of a booming metropolis become a threat to public health.
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
New Zealanders make up the largest group of people inside Australian detention centers, and hundreds have been deported in recent years—an issue that’s causing mounting social and political tensions.
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
Three years into the civil and international war, Yemen's health systems are failing. This project will show the variety of health challenges facing Yemenis: trauma, cholera, chronic, and shortage.
Two reports on criminal justice: a look at efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail and an examination of the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
The effectiveness of foreign aid is hotly debated, but the voices of aid recipients are often missing from the conversation. This project gathered reports from citizens using mobile phone surveys and then investigated their claims.
Rieke Havertz, editor and writer for Taz, Die Tageszeitung, reports from Chicago on the sales of local gun shops, the strict gun laws and the neighborhoods that suffer most from violence.
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sam Loewenberg discusses his reporting on chronic hunger and the causes behind it.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sonia Shah discusses the intersection of science, politics and economics around the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections endowed with the superbug "NDM-1" gene.
Journalists and peacebuilders focus on role youth play in bringing peace to communities and the unique channels they create to address violence.
This week: Refugee Rohingya women are marrying to save themselves, Pulitzer Center executive director reflects on the recently opened memorial in Alabama, and nuclear power plants are defending themselves against cyber attacks.
Andrea Bruce, 2018 Pulitzer Center-CatchLight fellow, joins in one of three discussions. The segment she participates in is called "Fellowship for Change - Open Call: The power of photography for social change."
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on Alabama's newly opened memorial to lynching victims.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
This week: Some in South Korea argue the country needs nuclear arms, the intersection of faith and healing in medicine, and how to communicate climate change in a way that makes people listen.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mark Johnson speaks on podcast at University of Iowa.
This Week: What happens when people with mental illness go to jail, the Pulitzer Center enters its second year as a media partner for the Catchlight Fellowship, and students are invited to submit poetry about peace and conflict.
This week: how Japanese elderly are finding communities in jail, who is benefiting from Myanmar's ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, and how the Aral Sea is experiencing a revival.
Northwestern University student fellow Pat Nabong to take over Pulitzer Center's Instagram account.
Sixth grade students in Wheeling, IL completed a six-week social studies unit using Pulitzer Center reporting projects and journalist visits to connect ancient civilizations with the present day.
This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.