Indigenous leaders claim that huge swathes of their land near the Murray Darling Basin have become uninhabitable thanks to decisions they had no part in.
They broke a court order that banned them from protesting against water charges.
How did a poo-borne virus get all up in Australia's pancakes?
Not only are they filled with other peoples' sweat and pee, but a new study found that pool water contains traces of insect repellant, pharmaceutical drugs, and other chemicals.
Not even the latest earthquake, the country's least favourite phenomenon, can shake NZ's stride into 2015.
China's worldwide resources shopping spree has set its eyes on New Zealand milk, and it's making farmers very nervous.
In today's news roundup, Libyan soldiers and militias battle for Benghazi, and tensions heighten between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem.
The fluoride-filled water in the rural town of Ban Mae Toen has caused brain damage and deformities, including massive goiters, in many residents.
The announcement that the Irish would have to start paying for their water stirred up protests against European Union–imposed austerity and has led to confrontations with the police.
"Voss" could be the name of a cult European fashion designer. It could be the name of a guy in an 80s synth-pop trio. But it's not. It's water—overpriced, overrated, bottled water.
What's the worst part of being locked in a cell since February? Starving and fighting over food, duh.
California is facing its worst drought in decades, so why is anyone playing golf in a desert?
Thomas Albdorf makes beautiful images and then gives them titles like this: The Blooming of the Daffodil Flower Between May and June Leads Many Tourists Towards Lunzer Lake. Get into it!
Tens of thousands of people who live beside a river and the largest freshwater source in the world, the Great Lakes, can't even drink from their own faucets.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, a train derailment strands Mexican migrants who are trying to reach the American border, and the head of US Homeland Security wants to deport migrants more quickly.
Turning off the fountain that memorializes the asshole who originally channeled water into Los Angeles would be a sign that there's something wrong in this city, which there is.
Thousands of Detroiters are having their water shut off in the middle of summer. We interviewed Maude Barlow who filed a formal complaint with the UN, saying that's a human rights violation.
California's severe drought is making desperate farmers creative. Many are seeking help from water witches or "dowsers"—people who use tree branches to tap into energy fields below the surface of the land—to locate groundwater. I spoke with one to see how…
California's governor just declared a drought emergency after the state's driest year in recorded history. The lack of water will especially affect Los Angeles, which has been buying water for its 4 million citizens for years. If there's no water to buy,
As the first water sommelier in America, Martin Riese has upset some people who view his very existence as a symptom of the worst kind of status-obsessed consumer culture. But he says he drinks water the same way other people take in art.
When I was traveling around the USA with a band called KEN Mode, I learned about a party trick called buttwater created by a man named Vulture. He would put on a wolf mask, fill his butt with water, and shoot it at thrilled party guests. I was able to tra…
We often bemoan the ecological tragedies plaguing the Gulf Coast—oil spills, industrial waste, overfishing—but many of the United States' coastal waterways experience eutrophic (high nutrient) and hypoxic conditions. Here are four of the worst.
Initially installed at the Barbican in London, Rain Room became the most successful piece in the museum's history, offering visitors the chance to stand in the middle of a rainstorm without getting wet. The crowd-pleasing exhibition is now on view
'America's Water Crisis' is a three-part series about the sad state of freshwater in America. VICE correspondent Emerson Rosenthal donned his Speedo to explore New York's poopy Hudson River as well as sinkholes in central Florida and the water war between…