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Around the world, the environment is increasingly under threat from industrial pollution, business development of the wilderness and climate change. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Environment” feature reporting that covers climate change, deforestation, biodiversity, pollution, and other factors that impact the health of the world around us. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on the environment.

 

Ednei: This Is Maró Indigenous Land

The communities of Brazil's Amazon face challenges due to aggressive agribusiness activities encouraged by the new Bolsonaro regime. This series features five young leaders who defend the forest and its territory. In this chapter: Ednei.

The Face of the Resistance (Spanish)

The leader of Sarayaku, a Kichwa town in Ecuador, has fought oil companies that want to break into their territory for more than twenty years. For her struggle, she has been tried, slandered, and threatened with death. Who is afraid of Patricia Gualinga?

A Life Against Hydroelectric (Spanish)

Indigenous and coastal communities of southern Brazilian Amazon are mobilizing to prevent the invasion of more than 138 hydroelectric plants in the Juruena River basin that would aggravate the deforestation rates of the region.

Bolsonaro Against the Maró Indigenous Land (Spanish)

The communities of the Brazil's Amazonian face challenges due to aggressive industrial activities, today encouraged by the new government. This series features five young leaders who defend the forest and its territory. In this first chapter: Ednei.

In Lima Who Owns the Land?

Where would you go if you were homeless, and there was no government assistance? In Lima, Peru many are seeking legal titles to homes where their families have lived for decades.

Prevention + Cure

Northern Europe can teach important lessons about how to help slow, and to prepare for, global warming. We report on the relatively low carbon foot print of northern Europe and sea-level-rise plans.

Hot, Hungry Planet

What does it take to reconcile the threat of global environmental change with the need to feed a growing population?

Costa Rica: Bribri Culture Under Threat

In the mountains of Costa Rica, the indigenous Bribri struggle to maintain their culture as an influx of technology transforms their community.

The Dream of REDD

Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?

Saving Eden: Francis Exerts His Moral Authority

Latin America's first pope derides our "throw-away" culture while offering a stern prescription for environmental protection. Will those who revere him in his native region follow his lead?

Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa

Belying Australia's positive international reputation, mining companies from Down Under are accused of killing, maiming and polluting communities across Africa.

The Last Hunt

A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.

Nicaragua's Transoceanic Canal

Colossal. Mammoth. Pharaonic. Those are the words that describe the Chinese-backed proposal to build a 170-mile interoceanic canal across Nicaragua. But can it be built, and, if so, at what cost?

India: Poverty in the Age of Climate Change

For slum communities in Visakhapatnam, a city on India's southeast coast, Cyclone Hudhud brought not only thrashing winds and torrential rain, but also lingering debt to private moneylenders.