Anthropocene

9.11.19
8.6.19

Humans Have Done 50 Million Years of Damage to New Zealand’s Birds

It would take longer than humans have been on this Earth to recover the number of bird species lost in New Zealand.

5.6.19

1 Million Species Are Threatened with Extinction Thanks to Humans, UN Report Says

A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual.

12.1.18

Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992

Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.

12.10.17

Björk’s Beautiful 'Utopia' Is Hopeful in the Face of Decay

Björk Guðmundsdóttir has always worked together with nature, but on her new album, for the first time, she creates her own ecology. It's a stunning response to our ugly Anthropocene.

10.25.17

How Plants Warn Each Other When They're Under Attack

A new installation explores the defence mechanisms nature has evolved to survive its greatest threat yet: humans.

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5.31.15

The Perfect Moral Storm: Philosophers Respond to the Impending Anthropogenic Apocalypse

How do you love a planet while it disappears? What obligation do we have to a generation that hasn't been born yet?

5.14.15

Seven Projects Pushing the Boundaries of Biology

For millennia, humans have altered our planet by clearing land for cities and agriculture, hunting animals into extinction, and introducing invasive species into vulnerable ecosystems. What's our next trick going to be?

5.6.15

The New Issue of VICE Is All About the Chaos Humanity Is Inflicting on the Planet

Can we survive the coming changes to the environment?

5.6.15

We’ve Damaged the Planet So Badly It’s Entering a New Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene, a.k.a. the Age of Man, a.k.a. we're now in charge of Earth and we better take better care of it.

5.3.12

Welcome to the Anthropocene Charts 250 Years Of Humanity's Impact On Planet Earth

This infographic shows 250 years of man being the top dog.