Planned barriers along the Rio Grande could trap debris and send floodwaters into nearby communities.
Water and Sanitation
To the millions of us who visit Cape Cod once or twice a summer, the effects of climate change can seem subtle, if we see them at all: A breach in the dunes. A crack in the pavement. But once you know how to see what is shifting, changing and washing away, it is impossible to ignore. Come with us as we explore the Cape to better understand what climate change is doing here, what it means for the future of this beloved place, and what the cost of inaction might be.
In the first part of a special two-part series, reporter and photographer Spike Johnson examines how dead zones affect the Gulf seafood industry and efforts being taken in Louisiana to mitigate the problem.
The scramble for land along River Nile by foreign investors in has seen swaths and stretches of fertile communal lands being allocated without the due involvement of local communities.
Water is fundamental to Bhutan's physical environment, but it is also deeply interwoven with Vajrayana Buddhism, Bhutan's state religion, from the smallest temples to the biggest hydropower projects.
It's critical to agriculture, but those in the West Bank are regularly living without it.
Bhutan is widely known as a carbon-negative country. With forest cover measuring 83 percent, the country is swimming in trees. But how did this commitment form and could climate change threaten its future?
A pilot project in Alleppey, Kerala, India, is bringing waste management to the people, and it’s making lives better.
Since the 1970s, a First Nations community in Ontario has suffered from symptoms of mercury poisoning. With promises made and broken, they continue to petition the Canadian government for relief.
To avoid greenhouse gas emissions and preserve oxygenation of rivers, vegetation must be completely removed from dam areas before being flooded. But these guidelines are not always followed and many fish have already died.
In the past week, a Pittsburgh company and a dam that it owns have become a central political issue in Suriname, a forest land of fewer than 600,000 people north of Brazil.
Alleppey’s canals are a dumping ground for waste, with no easy way for locals to deal with garbage and sewage. A pilot project has shown how not only to rejuvenate the canals, but the community, too.
Inadequate medical care, substandard sanitation, and counterfeit drugs are just some of the reasons why malaria continues to claim millions of lives worldwide. Could chemoprevention be the answer?
Sean Gallagher's short documentary chosen from more than 10,000 entries focused on environmental photography and film.
Watch award-winning documentary focused on one version of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: floating schools.
Pulitzer Center student fellows Steven Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez receive two Illinois Press Photographers Association prizes.
"Easy Like Water," a film that documents one man's mission to help Bangladesh's schools adapt to climate change, attracts notice from television broadcasts.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
Photographers and Writers. It takes two.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the publication of five e-books on the Creatavist platform, including the new book "Meltdown: China's Environmental Crisis."
The latest round of US-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has produced hints of a breakthrough on the most contentious of all issues—the final status of Jerusalem.
Do the Chinese really want to build a luxury resort and golf course in a remote corner of northern Iceland?
Global warming, pollution and overfishing are killing the world’s oceans. Pulitzer Center grantees Erik Vance and Dominic Bracco II take us to the Sea of Cortez.