The Riberinhos live at the margins of the rivers of the Teles Pires watersheds and are one of the communities most impacted by dam construction in the Amazon region. The dams generate billions of Brazilian reales each year.
Water and Sanitation
More than 2.5 million hectares of land in South Sudan have been acquired mainly by international investors since 2006. An Israeli-run farm is helping to fill the country's gap in food production.
North Atlantic right whales face heightened risk in the frigid waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
An investor was given a 25 year lease to initiate agricultural projects in Yala Swamp within Kenya. The resulting saga between Dominion Farms Limited and the local community illuminates the economic and environmental tensions central to similar land acquisition deals.
In the Indian town of Alleppey, miles of canals run littered with trash. A project to rejuvenate not only these urban rivers but the spaces around it is making a difference.
Expansion works to cultivate new fields of alfalfa on land run by investment companies in Egypt has replaced hundreds of agricultural workers.
Production of rose flowers and several other types of floras is impairing Blue Nile River and communities in Ethiopia.
Investors are increasingly buying vast swaths of fertile land in Sudan. To find out what this means to Sudanese, grantees Fredrick Mugira and Annika McGinnis talked to Stefano Turrini, a scholar involved in the study of land grabs in Sudan.
Land deals along River Nile could easily impair its recharging potential if water abstraction is not regulated.
While water dams and reservoirs produce much needed renewable energy, provide water for agriculture, industrial use, and control river flow and flooding, a new study by scientists has found that they can potentially worsen the negative impacts of droughts and water shortages.
Forestland grabs are not only denying land rights to forest communities and indigenous people but also leading to biodiversity loss and climate change.
Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. So, what does this means to rural women?
More honors for Pulitzer Center-supported film "Easy Like Water" with CINE Golden Eagle Award.
Tom Hundley, senior editor, shares with this week's reporting — from Tajikistan's "Great Game" to Richard Mosse's infrared photography.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares a dispatch from world-walker Paul Salopek, a fracking report from Poland and news of Anna Badkhen's forthcoming account of her year in Oqa, Afghanistan.
Student fellows Yasmin Bendaas, Anna Van Hollen and Adam Janofsky received the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards recognizing "the best in student journalism."
Dimiter Kenarov reflects on his five-week U.S. tour during which he traveled across the country to engage with communities on his Pulitzer Center project, "Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania."
Pulitzer Center journalists Jim Wickens and Erik Vance visit DC classrooms to discuss ocean issues with students.
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Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.
Dimiter Kenarov discussed his work on shale gas extraction to students in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
University of Chicago student reporting fellow Adam Janofsky looks at the lack of government oversight in Thailand's fishing industry.
Insight: News Network interviews photojournalist Micah Albert about his award-winning Pulitzer Center project "Buried in Dandora" and his career as a photojournalist.
Calkins Media’s ShaleReporter.com and the Pulitzer Center release joint international investigative journalism project on fracking and Marcellus Shale drilling.