Small-scale gold mining is the largest source of mercury emissions produced by humans. In Indonesia child miners are exposed to mercury which can cause tremors, memory loss, and brain damage.
Some news stories require greater investments of time to report, with journalists conducting exhaustive investigations using data, public and private records and interviews with a host of sources. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Investigative” feature in-depth reporting that delves deeply into serious issues. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on investigative journalism.