Despite a half-century of advances, in many ways, Great Lakes water quality is back to where it was in 1970, but with the added influence of a rapidly changing climate.
Water and Sanitation
Climate change is expected to bring more intense storms to the Great Lakes region, causing more raw sewage to flow into the lakes.
People from all walks of life have come together for a single goal. With their work, they hope to offer a model for support and base-building to protect the environment.
Five small breweries across the Netherlands are crafting beers from rain to raise awareness about urban flooding with help from the organization Rainbeer.
Almost nothing remains of the five lakes Mexico City was built on.
As Nebraska’s climate continues to shift, one riverside town wants to protect itself from more damage.
The innovative Dutch response to climate change may have lessons for New Orleans.
Dutch engineers hope to make up for past mistakes.
Even if problematic septic systems are identified, many coastal communities lack the money to fix them.
Rapid development and increasing groundwater extraction are causing parts of Kolkata to subside. Is the delta megacity doing enough to avert a crisis?
Climate change is bringing heavier rain and bigger storms — new challenges for old cities. Efforts in Amsterdam to "rainproof" the city may provide insight in addressing similar issues in New Orleans.
For years, the Dutch built levees, artificial barriers to keep water out. In the face of climate change and rising sea levels, they are reversing the process, and returning to nature.
The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.
Epic floods recently inundated vast expanses of Pakistan in the worst natural disaster in its recent history. This project will chronicle the domestic and global effort to help Pakistan recover.
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.
China has more wetlands than any country in Asia, and 10 percent of the global total. They are crucial to life and environment -- and rapidly disappearing.
In much of the developing world, women spend more time fetching water than any other activity in their day. For more than a billion people, the water they do get is unsafe.
African farmers already struggle to grow sufficient maize, which is a thirsty, fertilizer-hungry crop. What will happen as the climate changes and the population grows?
Kashmir, the ruggedly beautiful mountainous region that lies along the India-Pakistan border, was long known as 'paradise on earth,' but in recent decades it has been more like hell.
Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp was for years among the world's most famous, home to the "Lost Boys" of southern Sudan and as many as 90,000 refugees and displaced persons. Today those still here are fighting for their lives, caught between "donor fatigue" and a struggle over limited resources with...
The majority of India's water sources are polluted. A lack of access to safe water contributes to a fifth of its communicable diseases. Each day in the booming, nuclear-armed nation, diarrhea alone kills more than 1,600 people.
The regional scenario is even more grim given the projected...
Desertification is one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today, however it is arguably the most under-reported. Desertification is the gradual transformation of arable and habitable land into desert, usually caused by climate change and/or the improper use of land. Each year, desertification and drought account...
In Ethiopia and Kenya, dry seasons grow longer and tribal conflict over access to water is on the rise, exacerbated by the proliferation of arms from Somalia. With clean water access scarce, the burden of securing a daily water supply has become a daunting task.
Oil and gas finds are turning the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains and the adjacent Amazonian lowlands of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia into a hydrocarbon hotspot.
Sean Gallagher is a British photographer currently based in China. To date he has lived and worked across the world, spending extended periods of time in locations as diverse as Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, China, the United Arab Emirates and various European nations.
Students from School Without Walls in Washington, DC report on the growing problem of river polution in the region.
Julia from School Without Walls in Washington, DC reports on the threat of pollution in Rock Creek Park and possible solutions.
Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill, and Jessica Partnow are multi-media journalists with Seattle-based www.clpmag.org, an award-winning nonprofit multimedia publishing house whose mission is to engage, educate and inform Americans of all ages on the crucial hum
With this lesson plan, students explore Pulitzer Center reporting on water shortage and access in East Africa and gain perspective by participating in related activities.
Kenyan students from Karen C school share their thoughts on the importance of water in their lives. Produced by Ernest Waititu
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Pulitzer Center grantee filmmakers Kalyanee Mam and Gary Marcuse discuss land rights, religion and the environment, and gentrification with D.C. students.
Micah Albert travels back to Dandora, three years later, and finds the woman he photographed for what became an award-winning picture.
Our student fellows and professional journalists reflect on the importance of being flexible, remaining open to where stories lead, and listening to the people whose stories we tell.
Pulitzer Center joins global day dedicated to "giving back."
The Solutions Journalism Network and the Pulitzer Center explore the potential and challenges of solutions-oriented journalism during a workshop and storytelling event.
Hear from journalists, academic experts on religion's unlikely role in meeting environmental challenges in China.
"Mapping Cholera" presentation and panel discussion with Sonia Shah, Annie Sparrow, Pablo Mayrgundter and Jonathan Epstein, moderated by Jon Simon.
Seventeen student fellows traveled from Campus Consortium universities throughout the country, spark discussions on everything from environmental crises and prison reform to global health and racism.
Photographers take hard look at exploitative working conditions, health hazards and environmental problems associated with production of leather, garments and gold.
The cholera epidemic that hit Haiti four years ago bears some startling resemblances to one that devastated Manhattan two centuries earlier.