A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest.
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
Ambitious experiment will test whether rising CO2 will boost the tropical carbon sink.
The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role.
Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II talks about the difficulties in gaining access to the lives of commercial shark fishermen on the Mexican Pacific coast.
Photographer Dominic Bracco II documents the lives of commercial shark fishermen off the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Two forces threaten the sustainability of sharks—fishermen in developing countries like Mexico and consumers in China. Both seem unstoppable but both will have to change if sharks are to survive.
For two towns in northern India, melting glaciers have had very different impacts—one town has benefited from flowing streams and bountiful harvests, but the other's water supply has dried up.
Photojournalist Steve Ringman spent ten days aboard a crab-fishing vessel in the Bering Sea to document an industry threatened by ocean acidification.
Craig Welch talks about reporting on ocean acidification from underwater, spear-diving in shark infested waters, and translating complex chemical reactions into riveting journalism.
Scientists have documented that souring seas caused by CO2 emissions are dissolving pteropods, a key marine food source. The research raises questions about what other sea life might be affected.
In Peru, as many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered for shark bait.
Deep Water, a partnership with TED books, makes innovative use of an app to bring us a multimedia adventure about global warming and sea-level rise, one of the most critical issues of our time.
Daniel Grossman's first TED ebook, "Deep Water," explores sea-level rise and climate change while making innovative use of a new interactive platform.
Stephen Sapienza crafts simple but compelling narratives, chronicling the lives and plights of everyday people, from the cities of Bangladesh to the streets of Sierra Leone, writes Ameto Akpe.
Christiane Badgley's article about Ghana's oil industry, originally published by iWatch, has been highlighted by various news and advocacy organizations.
The Pulitzer Center-supported documentary "Easy Like Water" receives MacArthur Documentary Film Grant Award. The film is one of eight selected out of nearly 400 proposals.
Of the 600,000-plus hand pumps installed in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years some 30 percent are known to have failed prematurely.
How filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger fell in love during the filming of their Oscar-nominated short documentary Sun Come Up.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jennifer Redfearn discusses the financial challenges of making her Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up to Business Insider's: The Wire.
With the Pulitzer Center's support, Redfearn and co-producer Tim Metzger traveled to the Carteret Islands to tell the story of some of the world's first climate change refugees.
Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger's documentary on how rising sea levels are threatening Carteret Islanders, "Sun Come Up," has been nominated for an Oscar.
The nomination was for documentary (short subject). The winners of the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced February 27.
See all the nominees for this year's Oscars.
Jennifer Redfearn's "Sun Come Up" is listed on The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' shortlist for Documentary Short Subjects.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
The serious consequences of earth's changing climate are the subject of three new documentary films: "Easy Like Water," "Water Wars" and "Sun Come Up," which are funded in part by the Pulitzer Center.