Madeleine Gregory

Tech news

Scientists Need Help Looking for Aliens in Massive New Trove of SETI Data

The Breakthrough Listen project just released two petabytes of SETI data, and anyone from scientists to coders with experience in Python and a bit of gumption can look for signs of extraterrestrial life.
Madeleine Gregory
4 days ago
Tech news

We're Now Harvesting Crabs to Make Plastic

Invasive green crabs are a problem for conservationists, and now scientists in Canada will start receiving shipments of them to make biodegradable plastic cups and cutlery.
Madeleine Gregory
2.13.20
vice investigates

How Nationalism Set the Amazon on Fire

Letting his citizens chip away at the world’s biggest rainforest was a part of the promise Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro made to ranchers.
Madeleine Gregory
11.1.19
Power

Millions of Californians Lost Power Because PG&E Refused to Spend Money to Fix Its Problems

“I can’t say how frustrated I am,” says a city councilor in Paradise, a town that was completely razed by the 2018 fires caused by PG&E.
Madeleine Gregory
10.11.19
climate

Nationalism Is an Environmental Disaster

Blind nationalism is the enemy of the environment and the climate, and it's about much more than a border wall.
Madeleine Gregory
10.2.19
climate

New, Dire Climate Models Say the Planet Warms Faster Than We Thought

Two new models say the Earth is even more sensitive to emissions than we thought, and humanity has to work even harder to meet Paris agreement targets.
Madeleine Gregory
9.19.19
crime

Pirates, Stowaways, Vigilantes: ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ Humanizes Crime on the High Seas

Reporter Ian Urbina spent years at sea reporting on maritime crime. His new book exposes the strange world that few on land ever experience.
Madeleine Gregory
8.27.19
Technology

A New Generation of Students Is Teaching Us How To Reduce E-Waste

In colleges and universities across the United States, students are taking classes on how to repair our electronics that normally end up as e-waste.
Madeleine Gregory
8.23.19
climate change

The Amazon Wildfires Aren't Natural. Blame Humans

As the Amazon burns, it's important to know that intense wildfires aren't natural to the largest tropical rainforest ecosystem on Earth—people are to blame.
Madeleine Gregory
8.22.19
Science

How to Plant Trees and Save the World

A guide to small- and large-scale reforestation efforts to help both humans and the planet.
Madeleine Gregory
8.21.19
Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
8.20.19
Science

Birds Used to Be Freakin’ Huge

From giant penguins to super-tall parrots, human-sized birds used to roam the earth. What happened to them?
Madeleine Gregory
8.16.19
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