Take a glimpse at what scientists are finding in laboratory studies about how ocean acidification could affect marine life.
A remote Indonesian village highlights the threats facing millions of people who depend on marine creatures susceptible to souring seas and ocean warming.
Dolphin killing has been outlawed by Peru since 1996, but the practice continues every day by Peruvian fishermen in order to get free bait for shark fishing.
For a glimpse of how nature might — or might not — adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly “hedgehog of the sea.”
Jim Wickens documents the illegal and brutal practice of killing dolphins for shark bait.
More than 10,000 dolphins are being killed every year in Peruvian waters to be used as shark bait.
Environmentalists believe thousands of dolphins are killed and used as bait for sharks.
Fishermen in Peru hunt and butcher dolphins, even though it's illegal. Then they harvest meat from the animals to use as cheap bait for sharks.
Hunting dolphins is illegal, but that doesn't stop Peru's shark fishermen from slaughtering dolphins to use as bait.
Undercover filming by the UK investigative team Ecostorm has exposed — for the first time — the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast.
PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez narrates the first of three reports on climate change in the Arctic region, focusing on crabs in Alaska's Bering Sea.
Scientists fear ocean acidification will bring the collapse of Alaska’s iconic crab fishery.
Peter Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Image from Steve Sapienza and Glenn Baker's Easy Like Water project on floating schools in Bangladesh
From the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels, the water issue affects us all, and we all contribute to it.
In January 2010, Pulitzer-sponsored journalists Jennifer Redfearn, William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard visited more than fifteen middle and high schools and three universities in the St. Louis area. They spoke about their experiences reporting on the issues surrounding climate change in the Carteret Islands and South Asia, respectively. Their discussions with the students ranged from the environmental, social, and political implications of climate change, to the technical and educational sides of a career in journalism, to news literacy and the changing media landscape.
Glenn Baker and Stephen Sapienza are in Copenhagen to cover the COP15 talk after documenting rising sea levels in Bangladesh. Follow them as they report on the meetings and the Bangladeshi delegation's efforts to draw attention to the real and present outcomes of unchecked climate change.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to honor Bangladeshi social entrepreneur and architect Mohammed Rezwan at a reception taking place next Monday, Nov. 9 in Washington, DC in cooperation with The Global Fund for Children (see full event details below).
A key feature of the Pulitzer Center's upcoming web portal on climate change is Daniel Grossman's reporting from Bangladesh on how rising sea levels threaten this South Asian country.
Yesterday Grossman had a piece run on PRI's The World, looking at the ways in which Bangladesh is experimenting with protecting itself. Among the experiments -- using floods to prevent floods.
See the piece as it ran at www.theworld.org
"Easy Like Water" was featured by the Good Pitch at IFP's Independent Film Week, which took place September 19-23, 2009. From nearly 200 applications, eight filmmaking teams were selected to pitch their films and outreach campaigns to an invited audience, in order to amplify the impact of their social-issue documentary projects.
Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!
The Next Wave, a short version of Sun Come Up, will premiere at the Media that Matters festival.
June 3, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
SVA Visual Arts Theater - 333 W 23rd Street (b/t 8th & 9th Ave.)
Pulitzer-funded documentary filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn was quoted and her photography was featured in today's New York Times piece on the Carteret Islands. Redfearn's documentary, "Sun Come Up", follows the relocation of some of the world's first climate change refugees – the Carteret Islanders, a matrilineal community living on an island chain, 50 miles off the
The American Museum of Natural History will screen Jennifer Redfearn's short work-in-progress video of "Sun Come Up," a documentary that follows the relocation of a community of climate change refugees living on a chain of low-lying islands in the South Pacific Ocean. More info about the event