The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed the trade between Rwanda and the neighbouring DR Congo putting at risk more than a million people in Goma who depend on the Rwandan water
Water and Sanitation
Community-driven initiatives to provide water, sanitation, and awareness in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Africa, are also helping protect vulnerable residents against COVID-19
As the Arctic warms, the Alaska Native Inupiat adapt to changing conditions at the very northern tip of the United States.
As flooding has rapidly worsened in scale and frequency, people are demanding action from their governments. Unfortunately, stormwater management is a costly problem that is not easily solved.
North Carolina has recently boosted its efforts to study and prepare for climate change while some say that work to address rising sea levels had begun years earlier.
Research has confirmed that coronavirus can spread through wastewater, which is a very dangerous indicator. The battle against the epidemic is more fragile in Iraq than elsewhere, since the country lacks the minimum required public health standards, such as clean, safe water.
Tegan Wendland and New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban discuss strategies the Dutch have adopted to manage water and flooding in their cities.
Community journalists are touring a homegrown documentary series with the Wilmington-based nonprofit Working Narrtives calling attention to underrepresented hurricane stories.
Officially, Canaima National Park is located outside the Orinoco Mining Arc, yet more than one thousand hectares of its surface are being subjected to gold mining operations. Venezuela’s current humanitarian crisis is compelling the Indigenous people of the Gran Sabana to participate in an activity that threatens one of Earth’s most biodiverse corners.
North Carolina will begin working with other state offices to address vulnerabilities caused by climate change but still have more work to do to make their communities more resilient.
State Climatologist Kathie Dello says that since taking the job in 2019 she has found residents of North Carolina are ready and willing to talk about climate change, and that the state can be a leader on the issue.
Maintaining the vulnerable sliver of Outer Banks highway known as N.C. 12 has long been a challenge, but state officials say they are now adopting a more resilient approach to infrastructure design.
In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.
Battling human and natural challenges, the Nile river is in increasingly poor health. Can it recover?
In eastern Nepal, a Hepatitis E epidemic infected over 5,000 people, killing over a dozen. But in Kathmandu, water scarcity provides opportunity for some.
Six hundred million Indians defecate outside every day. What does this mean for Indian society and what will it take to change this practice?
Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.
India has declared 2015-2016 as Jal Kranti Varsh, or Water Revolution Year. What will this mean for the Ganges, the country’s most sacred and notoriously polluted river?
The cholera epidemic that hit Haiti four years ago bears some startling resemblances to one that devastated Manhattan two centuries earlier.
In the Indian border state of Sikkim, indigenous Himalayan communities charted for hydroelectric dam construction fight to protect their sacred rivers.
Alien invaders, primarily two plant species, threaten the livelihoods of 10,000 households surrounding Wular Lake in Kashmir, India.
A revolution is awakening in Cambodia—with protests led by a monk who is speaking out against the environmental destruction of his country.
China confronts a hidden but grave environmental threat—soil pollution related to industrial development that affects as much as one fifth of China's farmland.
Uganda has a sanitation crisis, and it will take innovative solutions to help this country suffering from its own waste, where only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation.
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe answers questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. You can watch here.
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe to answer your questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. Submit your question today!
From drought in Chihuahua to vanishing glaciers in Ecuador, Simeon Tegel reports that Latin America is already being hit hard by climate change.
Lake Titicaca finds itself at great risk from upstream urban pollution as Bolivian residents migrate from the countryside to cities, overwhelming the infrastructure and sending pollution downstream.
As the trash in Nairobi's vast Dandora dump continues to pile up, photojournalist Micah Albert looks Kenya's waste management disaster.
Resources for teachers and students ahead of journalist Stephen Sapienza's visit.
Resources for students and teachers ahead of journalist Ameto Akpe's visit.
A documentary by Chicago students working with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Free Spirit Media.
In this lesson, students will learn what wetlands are, where they are found, and better understand their value to humans, animals, and the environment.
Do the economic benefits of coal mining outweigh the environmental, health, and safety risks of the extraction process? This lesson explores the growing coal mining industry in Colombia, relating it to the same industry in the U.S.
New York City spends millions a year to maintain some of the highest quality tap water in the world–without filtering. Yet, some reports indicate this trend may be coming to an end.
What is bottled water? Where does it come from? And why do so many people pay for it when you can get it for free?
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
Science film site Labocine profiles Pulitzer Grantee Dan Grossman on his coverage of climate change.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
This week: unregulated textile factories across Asia, a Somali migrant profiled, Jon Sawyer and Marvin Kalb dissect Trump and the media.
Stanford University reports on this year's Knight-Risser Prize, won by grantee Ian James.
Growing Isolationism in the arctic, celebrating the Pulitzer Center's 10th anniversary, and India's dilemma of providing electricity to 1.3 billion people.
Reporting delved into range of topics: corporate responsibility and mining, vanishing water aquifers and farming communities, and the legacy of the 'population bomb.'
A 1,125-mile trek up Canada’s Mackenzie River, grantee Jason Motlagh explores the Darien Gap, and growing violence against refugees in Germany.
For the first time in six years, the UN has acknowledged responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands.
Pulitzer Center grantees receive award for helping audiences understand the global significance of groundwater depletion on land rights, livelihoods and the environment.
Gold mining in Indonesia leaves a toxic trail across generations.