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.
Water and Sanitation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.