Tegan Wendland and New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban discuss strategies the Dutch have adopted to manage water and flooding in their cities.
Water and Sanitation
Community journalists are touring a homegrown documentary series with the Wilmington-based nonprofit Working Narrtives calling attention to underrepresented hurricane stories.
Officially, Canaima National Park is located outside the Orinoco Mining Arc, yet more than one thousand hectares of its surface are being subjected to gold mining operations. Venezuela’s current humanitarian crisis is compelling the Indigenous people of the Gran Sabana to participate in an activity that threatens one of Earth’s most biodiverse corners.
North Carolina will begin working with other state offices to address vulnerabilities caused by climate change but still have more work to do to make their communities more resilient.
State Climatologist Kathie Dello says that since taking the job in 2019 she has found residents of North Carolina are ready and willing to talk about climate change, and that the state can be a leader on the issue.
Maintaining the vulnerable sliver of Outer Banks highway known as N.C. 12 has long been a challenge, but state officials say they are now adopting a more resilient approach to infrastructure design.
Young people on North Carolina's Outer Banks who have grown up facing the challenges of climate change on an almost yearly basis say decision makers should take the problem more seriously.
A series of record-breaking hurricanes have led to changes in how coastal North Carolina residents talk about climate change and sea-level rise.
High school students in North Carolina reflect on their personal experiences during Hurricane Florence in 2018 and their perceptions of climate change.
Hurricane Florence in 2018 marked the beginning of a shift in attitudes in North Carolina toward climate science, researchers say, but whether increased acceptance leads to policy changes remains uncertain.
On the digital maps available, these Lagos waterfront communities do not exist in their true form, making human activity difficult to estimate.
Conservationists and environmentalists are battling over energy development along the Great Lakes.
In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.
In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.
After recent political violence divided communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace.
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
Abandoned water and sanitation projects deprive the people of Nigeria of a basic human right: access to clean water.
Only 25 percent of the population has access to clean water in Liberia, but government officials claim they are working vigorously to address water sanitation issues.
Polioviruses have been nearly eradicated. But scientists worry their gains face a left-field threat: After vaccination, some people excrete the virus for years.
The Pulitzer Center announces a new education partnership with Student News Action Network , an online forum that enables student journalists from secondary schools across the globe to use new media to address critical local and global issues in a peer-driven environment.
Our first joint-initiative is...
Four months after the epic Indus River floods, farmland in the southern Sindh province remains under water.
The search for jobs fuels population growth of at least 500,000 per year in India's capital city of New Delhi. Access to drinking water is a daily scramble.
The central area of Vietnam always has flooding, but today the floods are increasing, although there is less rainfall.
"A long time ago, the water was clean," my grandmother fell into a memory.
Bottled water is a commonly used substitute for tap water, but is it really safer?
While many are not aware of the details of modern water pollution, most understand the frightening words: “toxic chemicals”.
Only 86% of the world has access to clean water and sanitation. That leaves about one out of every eight people that do not.
Through this webquest, students will use several different projects on the "Downstream" Global Gateway to examine the impact of water around the world.
News and documentary producer Steve Sapienza introduces the water and sanitation reporting project called "Dhaka's Challenge: A Megacity Struggles with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene."
Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center, Jon Sawyer, discusses the challenges and surprises of reporting on water access, sanitation, and climate change in the crowded country of Bangladesh.
Students at solar-powered school boats along the Atrai River in northwestern Bangladesh talk about their studies, ambitions and daily life in an area marked by monsoons, water and sanitation challenges and one of the most densely populated regions on earth.
At Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Martin Moran's 9th grade history class used the Pulitzer Gateways as a guidepost for a semester-long project.
Assignment: Museum of Current Crises
Jon Sawyer is founding director of the Pulitzer Center. His assignments have taken him to some five dozen countries, with special projects ranging from southern Africa, Cuba and Haiti to Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and China.
William Wheeler talks about what led him to report from South Asia on issues of water and climate change.
"After Nepal Quakes, Worries in the Water" and "Dying to Breathe" win awards in 2016 multimedia contest.
New book on infectious diseases considers which one may be the next pandemic.
Global actions go into effect to curb illegal seafood industry practices and human rights abuses. Learn which resources can help you find fair trade products at your local supermarket.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
The new climate agreement is good news, but there is much more to be done.
"Defending the Koshi" by Pulitzer Center's 2013 student fellows, Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez, will screen as an "Official Selection" at the 13th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
The Ganges is dying under the weight of modern India.
Filmmaker speaks about her journey into journalism and what it means to report on the environment and its human stories.
Too often, the people most affected by poor water sanitation are also those least able to address the issue. Industry, government, and entrenched poverty all stand in the way of access to clean water.
On a skiff in remote Siberia scientists measure bubbles from a river in hopes of understanding how global waterways may be contributing to carbon emissions.