Environmental Extremes

Everest is Melting, Revealing Tons of Garbage and Human Bodies

“The world’s highest garbage dump” is throwing up trash and corpses that lay buried for decades as commercial mountaineering meets climate change.
Omkar Khandekar
2 days ago

Condoms Blocking Drains is a Serious Problem in Indonesia’s Capital

Used condoms are clogging Jakarta’s drains and stressing out wastewater treatment centers workers.
Adi Renaldi
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People Can Exchange Trash for Free Food at India’s First 'Garbage Cafe'

All the plastic waste collected will be recycled and used to build stronger roads.
Shamani Joshi
food news

Chef Shares Horrifying Video of Plastic Garbage He Found in a Fish's Stomach

Despite more than three decades working as a chef, nothing could’ve prepared Ricardo Muñoz Zurita for what he recently found inside a fish.
Jelisa Castrodale

A Driver Was Fined for Having a 'Dangerous' Amount of Fast Food Trash in Their Car

Tag your friend whose car floor is literally covered in Big Mac wrappers.
Bettina Makalintal
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Nepal Wants to Rid Mt. Everest of Dead Bodies and 10,000 Kilograms of Trash

It's a major cleanup effort for a mountain notoriously called "the world's highest garbage dump."
Mustika Hapsoro

If Countries Could Deal with Their Own Toxic Waste, That Would Be Great

Five years later, the Philippines is still waiting for Canada to collect the huge load of hazardous waste it dumped in Manila.
Mustika Hapsoro
plastic addiction

Indonesia's Obsession with Plastic Is Getting Out of Hand

Life in plastic is not that fantastic for the environment.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
plastic planet

Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.
Bryson Masse