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The Toxic Side of Palm Oil Production

  • climate
  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Healthcare

KALIMANTAN – This investigation reveals how EU-banned pesticides are dumped in Indonesia, disrupting Borneo ecosystem, and communities’ livelihood.

The Alien Fish Causing Havoc in the Mediterranean

  • climate
  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

CATANIA — Almost 1000 alien marine species, many dangerous and extremely invasive, are spreading quickly across the world’s fastest-warming sea, the Mediterranean.

UK Diamond Company Linked to Pollution

  • Environment

MOKHOTLONG – This investigation focuses on the mining activities of Letseng Diamond Mine, a subsidiary of GEM-Diamonds, a diamond company based in Lesotho, Southern Africa that has been linked to water pollution in the area despite winning climate awards.

Uncertain Waters: the Future of the Świnoujście Mega-Port Project

  • Environment
  • Transport

SWINOUJSCIE –  What are the implications of building a deep-sea container terminal on the German-Polish border in the middle of nature conservation areas? The investigation reveals that the environmental risks of this project are largely underestimated. 

Football’s Carbon Footprint: Burning Up the Planet in Search of Fans and Money

  • Environment
  • Sport
  • Transport

LONDON – This is a cross-border investigation by five journalists into how the world’s most popular sport is creating a huge carbon footprint and relying on the fossil fuel industry in a never-ending search for more money and more fans.

Long Shadow - Life Under the Veiled Grasp of Factory Farming in Europe

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

BRUSSELS - 142 million pigs, 76 million bovine heads, 62 million sheep, and 12 million goats, and counting: this is the invisible yearly population of farmed animals that live and die on the production line in Europe. Industrial livestock farming across Europe is causing widespread environmental degradation and serious damage to the health of people living in close proximity to factory farms.

The Phosphates Paradox

  • climate
  • Environment
  • Industry

GAFSA – Phosphate rocks, rich is phosphorus, are the basis for most fertilisers. With growing demand for food worldwide and a growing need for fertilizers, phosphates are quickly becoming
one of the most disputed minerals. One of the crucial phosphate basins is located in southern Tunisia, and the EU growing fertilisers market is drying up the area.

Food vs. Nature: How Agriculture Puts Protected Ecosystems at Risk in Europe

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

BRUSSELS – The link between agriculture and nature is a contested arena in Europe. Over the past decades, the European Union has become one of the leading producers and exporters of agricultural products in the world. But this has come at a great cost for Europe’s ecosystems.

Methane's Great Escape

  • Energy
  • Environment

KATOWICE – This investigation looks at challenges and solutions of methane emissions reduction in Europe. Is it feasible, for example, to replace coking coal, a critical yet hard-to-replace resource for the steel industry? 

Under the Surface: The Untold Crisis of European Groundwater

  • Data Journalism
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

PARIS / BRUSSELS / MADRID – Groundwater is the ecosystem Europe has always been able to rely on, and grew to consider an infinite resource. This cross-border investigation reveals that the current state of matters is dire: our water is disappearing and what remains is facing near-irreversible pollution.