Nov 13, 2012
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
Nov 13, 2011
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).
Jun 22, 2010
As the rest of the world busts a gasket over dying pelicans, we sent Baby Balls down to Louisian-aye-ay to hang out with some humans whose lives just got smothered in oil.
Aug 17, 2009
VBS investigates mountain-top removal in Appalachia – and shows us what the end of the world looks like.
Jul 7, 2009
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
Jan 25, 2009
In the city of Naples and the surrounding countryside of Campania, Italy, the Mafia has controlled the waste-management industry for decades.
Aug 5, 2008
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.
Apr 6, 2008
VBS sets sail for the North Pacific Gyre, the collecting point for an entire ocean's worth of trash and possibly the single most polluted place in the history of time.
Jun 10, 2007
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.