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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.

 

Underwater Mining in the Pacific Ocean

An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?

Laboratory Earth

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

Mist and Mystery: Borneo's Vanishing Landscape

Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.

Syrian Seeds Sow Hope for Global Food Security

A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.

Power to the People

How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.

South Africa's Toxic Legacy

More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.

The World Without Wildlife

Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?

Solar Oven Use in the Dominican Republic

Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.

The Deadly Global War for Sand

Concrete. Glass. Silicon. Our civilization is built on the most important yet most overlooked commodity in the world: sand. And we are starting to run out.

Capturing the ‘I’iwi

Hawaii's ‘i’iwi honeycreeper may not last another generation and its extinction would change the biological diversity and culture of the islands.

Labor Policy in the 2012 Farm Bill

Every five years the federal government passes a Farm Bill to outline agriculture and food policy. This year, interest groups are trying to get a policy protecting farmworker rights included.

Telling the Anna Hazare Story

Anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare burst on the scene in early 2011, a mystery to most Indians and much of the world. He is no mystery in the village where he has put Gandhian principles to the test.

A Year of Field Notes

Pulitzer Center interns Elana Dure and Seiler Smith look back over a year of Field Notes and compile some of their favorites.