Western North Carolina's population is growing quickly. One reason: climate change. However, this population boom may create greater threats for the brook trout, a climate-sensitive species.
Water and Sanitation
The pandemic signaled the downfall for many small businesses. But Western North Carolina, known for its mountains and fishing, has seen an enormous influx of people, with many implications for the region.
Without fish, people of the Xingu Great Bend face the pandemic with food insecurity.
A new administration brings potential to address Appalachia’s economic and environmental issues on a wider scale.
Now there is more carbon dioxide trapping heat than in the past 800,000 years.
Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role.
The Mexican government says the water is theirs, at least before it crosses the border. And they’re exploring what to do with it.
Village water purification stations built to reduce waterborne diseases provide an existing solution for communities in Menoufia governorate in the fight against COVID-19.
Developers continue to transform forests and wetlands into even more homes and shopping centers—destroying acres of spongy land that could help sop up Charleston's rising waters.
Flooding of Lake Victoria a double tragedy during COVID-19
“As students were sent home in an exceptional way, it is important that special measures are taken to make sure that they will be safe from coronavirus when they come back to school come September,” said Dr. Irene Ndayambaje.
When the salmon runs around Wuikinuxv, BC, were depleted, local grizzly bears grew hungry—and dangerous. Now, with the salmon returning, the community is asking a new question: can we include the bears in fishery management?
Western North Carolina is home to the largest freshwater trout industry east of the Mississippi. Trout face a complex future that is hotter, wetter, and under stress, threatening a mountain treasure.
A binational, bilingual reporting project on the Tijuana Estuary, led by Voice of San Diego in partnership with Tijuana Press, delves into the decades-long issue of sewage and accountability.
To clean up nearly 100 years of soil contamination a community must fight environmental racism.
With no electricity, potable water, or healthcare system—and with less than 400 inhabitants—Bolivia's Yuquis fight on against COVID-19.
COVID-19 has seized on the historical vulnerability of Quilombola populations on the lower Tocantins River in the Brazilian state of Pará.
In Cameroon, industrial corporations which specialized in either rubber or sugar cane exploitation have destroyed hundreds of hectares of forests, leading to the expulsion of Indigenous populations.
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
Multimedia reportage focused on the most vulnerable communities in the city of Lima, facing the COVID-19 with limited or no access to water.
Photographer Matt Black is documenting communities across the U.S. without access to clean drinking water, or, in some cases, without water at all.
“Land of the Dammed” will follow the story of the Chilean village of Caimanes and its decades long fight against the nearby El Mauro, one of the largest toxic waste tailings dams in the world.
As an increasingly severe water crisis grips Mexico City, what will the future look like in a world that is rapidly running out of usable water?
Rising seas pose a serious threat to septic and sewer systems, putting our water at risk of contamination. This project looks at the risks and possible solutions for these problems in Coastal Georgia.
China’s Yellow River continues to struggle for its survival after decades of unchecked development. Today, that fight has escalated to its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau. Here, at 4,500 meters, patches of degraded land have connected to form vast deserts.
In June 2019, a mysterious illness spread like wildfire claiming 16 lives within two weeks in a community of 186 Batek, Malaysia’s last hunter-gatherers. In the end, only 20 were left unaffected.
Students from Center City Public Charter School attend a three-day workshop inspired by the award-winning series ‘Pumped Dry'—learning about groundwater depletion, talking to the journalists behind the project and then tour USA Today's newsroom.
Journalists Dene-Hern Chen and Taylor Weidman look into the rising sea levels and the returning number of fish in the Aral Sea, providing a better economy for fishermen in Kazakhstan.
Bangladesh is ground zero for learning how to adapt to climate change. Efforts on the coast to protect farmland and millions of people from flooding show just how hard it will be.
Why did the BBC and three photographers think yet another Nile trip was important? Watch this clip of a dishevelled, sleep-deprived journo to find out.
Grantee Justin Kenny discusses his reporting on Bangladesh tanneries.
How did you spend your summer vacation? Pulitzer Center grantee Brian Castner paddled 1,125 miles down the Mackenzie River in Arctic Canada to report on climate change.
More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent pour into the Ganges every day. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi clean up India's sacred river when everyone else has failed?
Environmental journalist Judith D. Schwartz travels to rural Zimbabwe to document how holistically-managed cattle revived a severely degraded landscape—in a way that has benefited wildlife and brought food security to local villagers.
Grantee Dan McCarey explains the importance of data visualization for practitioners in biostatistics and other quantitative fields.
Like so many of Mao’s pronouncements, it sounded simple: “The South has a lot of water; the North lacks water. So if it can be done, borrowing a little water and bringing it up might do the trick.”
Grantees Fredrick Mugira and Ejiro Umukoro share their experiences covering pervasive environmental and social issues in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three Fellows will report on aquaculture in western North Carolina, the struggles of one North Carolina county in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, and a flesh-eating disease that is becoming more common due to the climate crisis.
Grantees Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Michael G. Seamans won Best Environmental Story for their article documenting hydropower’s impact on Inuit communities.
In this on-demand webinar, Pulitzer Center grantees discuss their reporting on rising sea levels and the hazards of floodwaters along the Southeastern coast
The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from current students and recent graduates of the Campus Consortium program to report on U.S. climate change issues.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pulitzer Center-supported "Mapping Makoko" combines technology, data visualization, and multimedia journalism in an effort to put one of Africa's most unique slums on the map.
Coastal Review Online's Pulitzer Center-supported "Changing Minds on Climate Science" project takes readers to eastern North Carolina, examining if and how residents' attitudes towards climate change have shifted after a series of devastating hurricanes and floods.
The cohort of 40 Fellows plans to cover underreported issues from more than 20 countries, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tony Briscoe was recognized for his work covering climate change in the Great Lakes.
Awards recognize reporting on issues ranging from climate change and the narratives formed around the issue to the lingering effects of the 1984 gas leak in Bhopal, India.
How do we bridge gaps between science and religion? Live taping of "On Being" explores the intricacies of how the mind and body interact with reality.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students will learn about tannery and e-waste pollution in India and the connection with American consumer goods. They will design a presentation based on what they learn.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Use reporting on Zambia’s lead mines by Damian Carrington and Larry C. Price to explore the causes, effects and responses to toxic lead poisoning.
In this lesson, students create a timeline using multimedia reporting on the leather and textile industries in the U.S.. Students then design their own narrative timelines to explain a current event.
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
The following World Water Day lesson plan and classroom resources for humanities, science, social studies, media and English teachers ask students to investigate four Pulitzer Center reporting...
Resources to support student Letters to the Next President inspired and informed by global problems such as water access, climate change, forced migration and more.
The following lesson explores the project "Pumped Dry," which covers the recent shortage of vanishing groundwater. It teaches skills of persuasion.
This climate change lesson plan explores the environmental impacts of China’s growing polluters and industry. It also looks at the human impact of China's water transfer project.