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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.

 

About Our Climate Migration Model

The climate migration model aims to understand how climate change might lead to population shifts in Central America and Mexico, including how people may move across borders between these countries and to the United States.

The Great Climate Migration

Today, 1 percent of the world is a barely livable hot zone. By 2070, that portion could go up to 19 percent. Billions of people call this land home.Where will they go?

When the Data Doesn’t Match the Ground Reality

How can someone adequately protect their land, if on paper they don’t even exist? Disha Shetty and Tish Sanghera detail the challenges behind their Environment Undone reporting and how infrastructure projects in India manipulate data and coordinates.

Kerala: How to Waste

Alleppey, India, a tropical, tourist town connected by streams and canals, is facing the challenge of cleaning its water while dealing with the effects of climate change.

The Chiman Forest in Bolivia

With a sign that reads "Chimán, Mojeño, Yuracaré and Movima Indigenous Territory," the eviction of loggers from the Bolivian Chimán Forest has finally begun.

China: Power and Prosperity

PBS NewsHour has produced one of the most robust efforts about China by any American television program, covering everything from Belt and Road to the trade and technology wars to Xi Jinping to green vehicles.

These Trees Are Climate Superheroes

Tropical forests in Indonesia, Brazil, and Democratic Republic of Congo are under-appreciated superheroes regulating and rescuing the global climate. Here is the story of a few of those trees.

Dairyland in Distress

Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.

India's 'Compensatory' Forests

India is addressing deforestation by creating thousands of 'compensatory afforestation' projects. But is this big-ticket scheme a greenwash and a land grab?

Can the Amazon Rainforest Be Saved?

The Amazon rainforest is at a tipping point, with wide swaths of the forest being chopped down. As the planet's most important curb against climate change, saving the forest is of global importance.

The Dams Engulfing Forests

An investigation into the socio-environmental impacts caused by the construction of six hydroelectric dams on the Teles Pires river in Brazil's Mato Grosso state.

Roads Kill: The Dangers of Motorcycles

In the following lesson, students will analyze several resources about the dangers of motorcycles, and by the end, they will write a summary about the dangers of motorcycles.

Lesson Plan: Vanishing Groundwater

This lesson plan examines the effects of rapidly depleting groundwater reserves around the world using photos, video, interactive maps, startling statistics and rich interviews.

News Bite 5: Ebola's Legacy

In this lesson, students will learn about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the people who worked to slow the epidemic, and the aftermath the disease has wrought upon the region.

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