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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.

 

Risky Crossing: The Perils of Climate Migration

A worsening climate is destroying how people farm, fish, and forage across Asia. No longer able to scratch a living from the land, the continent’s poorest are increasingly seeking work abroad — and finding themselves ever more vulnerable to the dangers that follow.

The Coming Coconut Crisis

While coconut farming presents several environmental advantages in comparison to palm farming, coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia face production and financial barriers to producing the crop.

In These Hills, Our Gods and Our Futures

In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.

The Amazon’s Climate Tipping Point

Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.

East Coast Sea Level Rise

There is no denying that sea level rise will result in catastrophic damage along our coastlines. Sea level rise is a relentless, visible indicator of a warming climate and it cannot be ignored.

Lessons from the Cape Town Water Crisis

Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What lessons can the world learn about handling drought?

London Smog

The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?

The Race for Cobalt

Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to most of the world's cobalt, to see how huge global demand can be met without rampant child labor and corruption.

The Mazahua and Mexico's Water Crisis

How does climate change disrupt a vulnerable community's access to water? Meg Vatterott reports on the effect of Mexico City's water crisis on the Mazahua indigenous community.

Breathtaking: Gasping for Air Across the Globe

Airborne particles—sometimes much smaller than the width of a human hair—are not just contributing to climate change. They are a leading driver of serious illness the world over.

A Journey Through Contested Lands: Honduras

Real estate investors are violating the hard-fought land rights of the Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean community in Honduras whose unique and endangered culture has been recognized by UNESCO.

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.

This Week: Can Trump Kill the Climate Agreement?

This week: did economic change contribute to the disappearance of Norse settlements? Discussion of Trump's involvement in the climate agreement, and how refugees cross Europe using their smartphones.

This Week: Isolation in the Arctic

Growing Isolationism in the arctic, celebrating the Pulitzer Center's 10th anniversary, and India's dilemma of providing electricity to 1.3 billion people.

This Week: Cambodia's Murdered Journalists

Cambodian journalists facing violent retribution, the work of a Chinese activist and documentary filmmaker, and what deployment to Iraq meant for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

U.S.-Cuba Relations

This lesson uses reporting by Tracey Eaton and Rachel Southmayd to support student understanding around the state of relations between the US and Cuba.

The Impact of 'Polish Gold'

Students will learn about the effects of burning coal in Poland and apply their analyses of the articles to create a presentation that they feel will best support advocacy for coal regulation.