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The Bitter Taste of Bananas Coming From Costa-Rica to Europe

  • Agriculture
  • climate
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

MATINA - For over two decades, residents near banana plantations in Costa Rica have been exposed to pesticide sprays from planes, affecting their health and environment. Despite being banned in Europe, these chemicals are still exported to Global South for use in agriculture, where they are often used by major companies like Dole Food Company and Chiquita International.

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.

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.

Vapes: Environmental Pollution, Health and Safeguarding Concerns

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

LONDON – This investigation is centred on the widespread sales of nicotine vapes in Nigeria, the use of vapes by teenagers in the UK, the pollution caused by vape pods and cartridges in Burkina Faso, and the regulations on vapes by the European Commission.

Life after Lead Poisoning

  • Corruption
  • Environment
  • Healthcare

KABWE – More than four decades after the news broke about the illness caused by lead poisoning in Kabwe, Zambia, journalists dig deep to learn how victims' lives have changed since the World Bank provided $65 million in assistance to the Zambian government.

Marching in the Dark

  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Politics

BHOPAL - Rural regions in India suffer a high suicide rate among farmers

Coral City

  • Healthcare
  • Innovation
  • Environment

COLOMBO - A Sri Lankan scientist, also a young mother, is trying to map the patterns of migrating coral larvae to protect the future of coral reefs and her people.

Chlordecone: The Toxic Legacy of Pesticides in the French Antilles

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

FORT-DE-FRANCE / BASSE TERRE – This investigation goes behind the scenes of a French state scandal, tracing a historical route from governmental actors who approved use of chlordecone, a dangerous chemical, in agriculture, to the realities of victims speaking out today. Their testimonies highlight how the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe face an environmental and sanitary disaster still ongoing.

pesticides in french antilles

Planet B

  • Armed conflict
  • Healthcare
  • Youth

BRUSSELS - Two young people are growing up in a world that is destroying itself. They each seek their own path and test how far they are willing to go in their actions.

The Hidden Threat: Asbestos Fibres in Our Drinking Water

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

EUROPE – Asbestos is now banned in 69 countries, but it is still found in our drinking water. Water pipes are made of asbestos cement release fibres that can be lethal when inhaled. Experts have warned about this problem for decades, but the issue persists.