Like New Orleans, Rotterdam is coping with heavier rains and bigger storms brought about by changing climate.
Water and Sanitation
Climate change is bringing new threats and the Dutch are trying some unusual approaches in response.
The Dutch have long been the proud tamers of rivers, building vast networks of levees that kept the rising waters separated from farms and cities.
Louisiana's flood and storm protection managers closely studied the Netherlands’ well-built, well-maintained system of sea gates and levees, which the Dutch call dikes.
As sea levels rise, septic tanks pose a destructive threat to water quality throughout the coast of Georgia.
As sea levels rise, Georgia septic systems are running out of space.
More than 30 million Americans lived in areas where water systems violated safety rules at the beginning of last year, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The past decade has been devastating for the North Atlantic right whales, putting them on a path toward extinction. Scientists estimate that only about 400 remain.
Farm pollutants from multiple states feed a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Shrimpers pay the cost.
The emerging international electric grid with a 1,000-mile supply chain is pitting New England’s hunger for renewable energy against the Indigenous peoples' hunger for life-sustaining food.
At the heart of a raging debate over the impacts of the proposed New England Clean Energy Connect project lies a fragile ideal of wilderness and wild living that some fear will be lost forever with the change in the landscape and loss of brook trout spawning grounds.
By the end of the century, sea levels off the Georgia coast are expected to rise anywhere from one to eight feet.
Ocean acidification and overfishing are two of the biggest environmental challenges facing us today. Will we rely on rapid evolution or are other solutions possible?
He Guangwei's series on soil pollution in China has been re-posted on news sites across the globe.
Many malnourished children suffer more from poor sanitation than lack of food. Simple things like hand washing, sewage systems, and public latrines could save millions of lives each year.
This week: Staggering levels of soil pollution in China linked to heavy-metal contamination of rivers, cadmium-related deaths, and new cancer "hot spots." Cleaning up the mess will cost trillions.
Inadequate medical care, substandard sanitation, and counterfeit drugs are just some of the reasons why malaria continues to claim millions of lives worldwide. Could chemoprevention be the answer?
Sean Gallagher's short documentary chosen from more than 10,000 entries focused on environmental photography and film.
Watch award-winning documentary focused on one version of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: floating schools.
Pulitzer Center student fellows Steven Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez receive two Illinois Press Photographers Association prizes.
"Easy Like Water," a film that documents one man's mission to help Bangladesh's schools adapt to climate change, attracts notice from television broadcasts.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
Photographers and Writers. It takes two.