A document obtained by Mongabay/InfoAmazonia ties an increase in malaria cases to illegal mining in the Pará region.
When the Colombian army defeated the FARC guerrillas, ending decades of conflict, General Mario Montoya was hailed a hero. But then it was revealed that thousands of "insurgents" executed by the army were in fact innocent men.
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.
People in the Yuqui community are united by shared goals: to survive and conserve their culture and identity — but the pandemic and illegal activity remain threats.
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.
After sitting in three planes and walking through four airports, Neyla couldn’t put her mother, who had stage 4 cancer, at risk of contracting COVID-19.
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.
A declining number of leprologists rely on questionable data as they try to eliminate the growing threat of leprosy in South America’s most populated country.
From arson caused by large loggers to the use of fire for subsistence in traditional communities, a journalistic investigation differentiates the types of fires in the Amazon rainforest.
One year after the power struggle over Venezuela’s presidency, the country remains at a stalemate and its refugee crisis is second only to Syria. PBS NewsHour reports from inside Venezuela.
An expedition to Resex Guariba Roosevelt, in Mato Grosso, through the Brazilian Amazon wildness, to show life inside the most dangerous region of the Amazon.
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.
Legend tells of an Andean society that lived before Christ and died by the heat of three suns. Andeans say this old ending has returned as global warming. Communities are building lakes to prepare.
With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
Forty thousand people live in substandard conditions in downtown Buenos Aires' Villa 31. With property deeds and infrastructure upgrades, can authorities finally resolve the eyesore on their front doorstep?
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 Chocoan Rainforest is one of the last coastal rainforests left on earth. A handful of groups and organizations in Ecuador have channeled the practice of participatory conservation in order to combat the ongoing destruction.
The stateless south of the Brazilian Amazon is the theatre for the explosive combination between unbridled land-grabbing and massive illegal logging.
Writer Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Lynn Johnson traveled to Guatemala to report on the chronic, quietly devastating problem of toxic household smoke.
In this project, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost examine an industry that deals in services that have long been considered duties of national police and military forces.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters Len Boselovic and Rich Lord and photojournalist Stephanie Strasburg talk about what went into producing their story, “The Land Alcoa Dammed."
Ewen MacAskill visits Villa Grimaldi, a secret detention center in Chile, while uncovering the story of Roberto Kozak, a diplomat who helped save 30,000 prisoners after the 1973 military coup.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to write about Huntington's Disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder.
Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar covers the ongoing situation in Venezuela, and some of the complexities of the story that defy simple explanations.
Journalist Nadja Drost reports on Venezuela, a country in crisis, where the economy has tanked and everyday life has turned to chaos.
Simeon Tegel travels to Paraguay and Bolivia to report on the war on drugs in South America.
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
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.
Pulitzer Center grantees Skyped in to talk about peacebuilding in Colombia and populism in Iran during summer programming.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of June 25, 2019.
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.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from journalists working in the Amazon region interested in taking a Hostile Environment/First Aid Training (HEFAT) course. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2019.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Latin American media outlets published a joint editorial on the state of the planet: “We Aren’t Doing Enough.”
Sam Eaton sat down with Boston Public Radio to discuss his ongoing series on the Amazon rainforest.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
In a major new environmental journalism initiative, the Pulitzer Center is administering a $5.5 million fund dedicated to covering the world's rainforests.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a five-year, $5.5 million initiative focused on raising public awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
Students analyze the use of images to visualize the human impact of the socioeconomic changes in Venezuela in order to select an image that encapsulates the economic struggles facing Venezuelans.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students explore the impacts of the century-long relationship between Alcoa, an American corporation, and Suriname. They then debate the terms of Alcoa's exit from the country.
This lesson uses a photo essay as a primary source so students can identify the Seven Economic Principles in a real world situation.
This lesson helps students decode and connect with images from a reporting project about migration. The students then interview each other, and go on to interview community members about immigration.
Following a presentation by a journalist, students write an opinion piece suitable for a blog, newspaper, or magazine.