Every time it rains in New York City, billions of gallons of raw sewage are piped directly into the Hudson River. Superstorms like Hurricane Sandy only magnify the issue by flooding New York's waterways with even more human feces. It's a direct effect of
We went to investigate an environmental activist's murder in Marabé, Brazil, the front lines of the fight to preserve or plow under the Amazon Rainforest, and a town so lawless and violent the locals call it Marabála (that means Mara-bullets).
In the burning fields of Southern California's Imperial Valley, the honey bee population is dying, and so are millions of fish in the Salton Sea. Meanwhile, the squatters of Slab City try to live off the grid and hold on to what's left of
VBS travels to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog.
Once pristine wilderness, Alberta is now a world of poisoned water, polluted air, and rare cancer. VBS travels to the oil sands of Canada to investigate the impact of digging for this previously unobtainable oil.