environment

Environmental Extremes

A Look at the Lives of People Separating Waste at One of Asia's Biggest Garbage Dumps

Between battling authorities who have closed off access to their only source of livelihood, harassment by the local mafia and a drug problem, this is the harsh reality of being a ragpicker at India’s Deonar dump.
Shamani Joshi
a day ago
Work

Quit Your Shit Job and Become... an Animal Rescuer!

Vanessa Lizano turned her back on her job in a call centre to run a rescue shelter for adorable sloths and monkeys.
Rose Stokes
2 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Expert Says Indians Will Soon Become Water Refugees Heading for Water-Rich Europe

Rajendra Singh, also known as the “Waterman of India”, says over 70 percent of the country has dried up, and this may lead to climatic migration to other countries.
Pallavi Pundir
2 days ago
Environmental Extremes

We Visited Indonesia’s Giant Community-Destroying Oil Spill

Ordinary citizens worry about how to survive a disaster caused by Indonesia’s largest oil company.
Adi Renaldi
2 days ago
Environmental Extremes

As Drought-Hit Australia Burns, Victims Cling to the Idea That Climate Change Is 'Unproven'

The northeast interior has become a case study in global warming. Here we see the ramifications of a changing climate, but also how humans hold onto preconceptions regardless of new evidence.
Gavin Butler
2 days ago
Environmental Extremes

Houses on Stilts, Boats as Transport: What it's Like Living in This Sinking Philippine Town

Global warming and the misuse of water resources have caused perpetual flooding in this coastal village, forcing residents to adapt in unusual ways.
Therese Reyes
3 days ago
Environmental Extremes

We Visited the Mumbai Neighbourhood so Polluted It's Been Declared Unfit for Human Habitation

Mahul poses a dystopian and disturbing picture of what happens when you’re forced to live amidst extreme pollution. It’s a story that can only end in death, unless residents somehow scrape together the resources to leave.
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
everest

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
4 days ago
tipping point

More People Are Falling Through the Arctic's Melting Ice Never to Be Seen Again

Five people in Alaska alone have slipped through the ice this year, spurring hunters to ditch snowmobiles for dog sleds.
Terri Hansen
4 days ago
Environmental Extremes

Editor's Note: Why it's Crucial to Look at Environmental Extremes

VICE is one of hundreds of newsrooms around the world joining the Covering Climate Now initiative.
Natashya Gutierrez
5 days ago
renting

Constantly Moving House Is Bad for You and the Planet

Spoiler alert: like every other problem in your renter life, this is basically because of landlords.
Lauren O'Neill
9.16.19
environment

The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History

Because racism in environmentalism hasn’t gone away, and it’s holding the movement back.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
9.16.19
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