A government agency authorizes 58 mining requirements on indigenous lands in the Amazon, an act prohibited by the Constitution. The scenario is a real threat to regions that should be protected.
Efficacy of the vaccine from AstraZeneca and Oxford ranged from 62% to 90% depending on the strategy, with people who received a half-dose priming shot doing best.
A document obtained by Mongabay/InfoAmazonia ties an increase in malaria cases to illegal mining in the Pará region.
Reinfections hint that immunity against COVID-19 may be fragile and wane relatively quickly, with implications not just for the risks facing recovered patients, but also for how long future vaccines might protect people.
João do Mel and his brother, Natalino, used to have over a thousand beehives, with one hundred thousand bees. Today, all they have left is a bee cemetery.
The Mined Amazon project inspects the Brazilian government by monitoring thousands of mining applications that threaten the peoples of the Amazon.
The 13 politicians have documented mining requests on indigenous lands of the Legal Amazon, either filed through their companies or as individuals.
Eighteen logging executives ran for mayoral positions in the Legal Amazon.
An exclusive investigation shows Brazil’s mining regulator continues to entertain requests to mine in Indigenous territories, which is prohibited under the country’s Constitution.
Mayoral candidates in the Brazilian municipalities most responsible for deforestation have been accumulating land, cattle and conflicts in the Amazon.
Politicians whose names will be on Sunday's ballots have reported properties in vacant areas to the courts. Some coincide with stories of environmental crimes and slave labor.
Candidates' assets statements show that they are accumulating land in Amazon settlements with high rates of deforestation.
The fires in the Brazilian Amazon became news everywhere in the last half of 2019. They alerted to the advance of an even bigger problem in the region—deforestation.
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
Surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, some 400 families from the Middle Juruá Extractive Reserve transform the andiroba and murumuru that they collect from the forest into raw material for industry.
The stateless south of the Brazilian Amazon is the theatre for the explosive combination between unbridled land-grabbing and massive illegal logging.
As the world's largest consumer of soy, China's hunger drives Brazil's sales. How the Amazon fits into China's food security policy and Belt and Road Initiative—and what that means for the world.
Catholic missionaries first arrived in the Amazon five centuries ago. Who are they and what are they doing now?
This year the Brazilian government has authorized the use of 325 pesticides. In Lucas do Rio Verde in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso, the terrible effects of one of these pesticides, Paraquat, was accidentally sprayed over the population back in 2006, can still be seen. It resulted in high cancer rates and the extinction of bees. Will it happen again?
Three Rainforest Defender Series stories of resistance and innovation in the Achuar Territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This project analyzes how the fire in the Amazon rainforest impacted the triple frontier between Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
By land and air, a photo essay that shows fire in the heart of the Amazon.
How do the end of programs such as Bolsa Verde, along with the austerity of the Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro governments, affect riverside communities and accelerate deforestation in the Amazon?
Bolsonaro plans to build a road and a hydroelectric dam in Calha Norte do Pará, the most preserved area of the Brazilian Amazon, the largest corridor of tropical forest in the world.
We have to decolonize ourselves: Eliane Brum, a Brazilian member of the Amazon Advisory Committee, addressing the first convening of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF).
Pulitzer Center founder and Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on the Rainforest Journalism Fund's first convening, which brought together 80 journalists who have reported from across the Amazon basin.
Grantee Frederick Bernas helped the subject of his Pulitzer Center-funded documentary raise money to build a dance school in a Brazilian favela.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
Sam Eaton sat down with Boston Public Radio to discuss his ongoing series on the Amazon rainforest.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Thomson Reuters Foundation announce a special opportunity for Brazilian journalists.
This is the last week to submit photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
PRI reporter Rhitu Chatterjee's project on school lunches in Brazil was translated into Portuguese by Brazil's Department of Education.
Free lunch for 42 million.
'From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes' Science series sparks global conversation among several outlets about what happens and what needs to be done when cultures collide.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson asks students to compare their own school lunch programs to programs in Brazil and India using digital resources and reporting by journalist-grantees Rhitu Chatterjee and Mathilde Dratwa.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will make connections between history 600 years ago and present problems confronting South American Countries such as Brazil and Peru.