Communities that maintain themselves with the extraction of vegetable oils celebrate small achievements over the years. The goal is to continue improving the quality of life of traditional populations.
On 19 October, the Brazilian government organized a high-profile ceremony to announce what it billed as a new breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. The one thing missing from the presentation? The evidence.
A paper suggests that the climate crisis is reducing insects in lowlands and central jungle, as fruit-eaters are not affected.
A project in the Brazilian state of Pará is bringing residents and researchers together to both create a fire warning and prediction system and transition away from the use of fire for farming.
Traditional peoples in the Amazon have been using ancestral fire management methods for agriculture for centuries while preserving biodiversity. The climate crisis has made these practices harder. A new project in western Pará aims for a more efficient system.
While the Amazon draws the attention of the world to fires and deforestation, not many people discuss the death of the pollinators, brought on by the widespread planting of soy crops and the excessive use of pesticides.
The struggles of the João do Mel honey farm in western Pará are a case study for the threat that encroaching soy production presents to the Amazon forest.
Some experts say testing centers should report not just whether a person is positive, but also a number known as the cycle threshold value, which indicates how much virus an infected person harbors.
While traditional and Indigenous populations use controlled fire in subsistence agriculture, a novel analysis shows that the recent increase in fire hotspots in the Amazon is related to expanding illegal deforestation.
A detailed analysis reveals the intrinsic relationship between fire and deforestation in the Amazon over the past two years.
Brazil's high death toll—along with its good medical infrastructure, vaccination expertise, and experience running clinical trials—have made the country an ideal place to put experimental COVID-19 vaccines to the test.
Five hundred years after Spanish conquistadors arrived, gold is still a driving economic force in South America's Guiana Shield. But the industry depends on another element, one with deadly side effects for miners and rainforests: mercury.
Thirty years ago, leaders of rubbertappers and Indigenous peoples joined forces to demand the demarcation of Indigenous areas. Where are these leaders now?
This series looks at the potential consequences of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pledges to expand deforestation in the Amazon
Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to eradicate Indigenous lands in favor of agribusiness activities. What lies ahead for Indigenous people and their culture in Brazil?
It is the women who maintain indigenous culture and now they are also uniting to protect their lands. Together they resist and demand "Demarcation Now."
A six-month transnational investigation into the economic and political drivers of violence against environmental defenders in seven countries of Latin America.
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.
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.
Under the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s indigenous communities are bracing for an escalation of repression, encroachment, and displacement throughout the Amazon and the rainforest frontier.
A series of reports on the threats and resistance activities linked to the defence of the last river free of large dams in the Tapajos river basin–now being strangled by a belt of deforestation and the constant expansion of agribusiness.
Five courageous personal stories of youths from the Tapajós River.
Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon are preparing themselves as the economic frontier is reaching their communities.
A wide-ranging multimedia project reported from the heart of the world's largest rainforest, as it nears a dangerous tipping point of deforestation.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazil's "Brain Gain," and the role of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs in Egypt's troubled economy.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazilian health care and unrest in Turkey.