Some critics say users are responsible for the narco-war and the toxic pollution of the world's rainforests, but the forces creating these situations are actually at a much higher level.
"Levels of sewage that have been released into the environment in Rio is so high that the likelihood of infection is imminent."
India's Ganges River is one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water on the planet. Yet a myth endures that bathing in it, or drinking it, is completely safe.
We went through Yelp reviews around the country to find the beaches that made Americans the angriest.
Every summer, environmentalists gather in the woods to strategize, train, and coordinate the fight against the excesses of the coal industry.
Recipients included Nelson, Boadicea, Oliver Cromwell, and Winston Churchill.
VICE Germany heads to the Rhineland, where clashes are taking place between the region's coal miners and the climate activists searching for a cleaner energy solution for the country.
Watch the trailer for this Friday's episode from season four of our HBO show, airing March 4 at 11PM.
We also visit an icy art installation in Paris, investigate pollution in the world's deepest lake, and explore LA's Latino ska scene.
Two decades after a mining operation dumped its wastewater into the river that Lower Klity Creek residents depend on for drinking a fishing, villagers are still grappling with the horrific consequences.
The island nation is demanding Canada take back its shipping containers full of rotting food and adult diapers.
The new discoveries include a fish that can (sort of) walk on land and survive for up to four days outside water, and a monkey prone to sneezing fits.
They're putting the park in a city that's not known for great air.
The blasts left at least 70 dead and 500 wounded, and Chinese officials are looking into whether this tragedy was a result of poor safety regulations or practices.
Big Water won't let National Parks get away with preserving nature. Not this time.
Australia will leave the World Heritage Committee Meeting today with a few lessons on the Great Barrier Reef. Only one should have been emphasized, and that's about mining.
I talked to a couple of experts about how the Romanian coastline got so polluted.
A report last week revealed that over 1,300 people have already died prematurely this year alone because of air pollution in London. Here's exactly what it is that's causing those deaths.
According to international media, Paris is now "more polluted than Shanghai and London."
The community was celebrating five years of avoiding eviction, so we went to see how they're getting on.
Photographer Rasel Chowdhury wants to keep track of how pollution is destroying Bangladesh.
A group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from exploitation.
This could increase the risk of the bears going extinct, as it's tricky to reproduce when your penis is at risk of fracturing in two.
"These are entire villages where every other house contains someone dying of cancer or some sort of respiratory problem," says photojournalist Souvid Datta.