This is a multimedia feature project for Vox that uses text, photos, and graphics to explain how at least three tree species from the rainforests of Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo regulate and interact with the global climate and weather patterns thousands of miles away. The reporting team focuses on a few key superpowers of these tree species, and explains how the forest ecosystems continue to be under significant threat of deforestation.
The Brazil nut tree plays a critical role in the global climate and weather across South America. Deforestation is putting it all at risk.
Indonesia’s mangroves are an incredibly effective tool against climate change — but they’re being cut down to grow shrimp and palm oil for you.
Afrormosia is a gorgeous, resilient giant of the Congo Basin that’s edging closer to extinction.
Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.
Pulitzer Center grantees share ideas on how they seek to produce impactful environmental reporting.
The multimedia projects profiled three species of trees from the world’s largest rainforests that help stave off global environmental disaster.
The Pulitzer Center-supported Vox project profiles three tree species vital to the global ecosystem
The project focuses on three climate superheroes under threat of deforestation.