Toxic

News

University of Toronto Students Hold Protest After Third Reported Suicide

Students say a new mental health initiative has led to a “toxic campus environment.”
Denio Lourenco
3.19.19
friendship

People Told Us About the Moment They Realized Their Friend Was a Fake

From BFF to Bye, Felicia.
Justin Caffier
7.11.18
dark mofo 2018

Maybe We Just Don’t Need the Church

We asked a former Catholic Priest to explain why we'd miss it.
VICE Staff
6.7.18
Travel

Even Those Trying to Save the Ganges from Sewage Insist on Bathing in It

India's Ganges River is one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water on the planet. Yet a myth endures that bathing in it, or drinking it, is completely safe.
Paul Gregoire
7.19.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Inside Madagascar's 'City of Flies'

About 3,000 people who live in a garbage dump on the outskirts of the country's capital, Antananarivo, are still in close proximity to the pneumonic plague that began last August.
Riccardo Bononi
5.24.16
News

Toxic Whiteness: Ivory Coast Has Banned Skin-Whitening Creams

Despite their popularity, many of these skin-whitening creams contain stuff that can kill you.
Mark Hay
5.8.15
Photo

Photographs of China's 'Cancer Villages'

"These are entire villages where every other house contains someone dying of cancer or some sort of respiratory problem," says photojournalist Souvid Datta.
Souvid Datta
1.15.15
Travel

I Used a Fake ID to Scam My Way into Britney Spears Day

When I found out that girls named Britney would get VIP access to Britney Spears Day in Las Vegas, I knew I had to get there, no matter what it took. The only problem was that my name isn't Britney.
Tess Barker
11.11.14
News

A Contaminated Lake Is Poisoning a Thai Village

The fluoride-filled water in the rural town of Ban Mae Toen has caused brain damage and deformities, including massive goiters, in many residents.
Ana Salvá
10.23.14
News

This Couple Is Raising a Child at a Tailings Pond Blockade

We visited Molly Wickham and Cody Merriman, a couple raising their three-year old son at a blockade on unsurrendered indigenous land in British Columbia. The land is the site of a mining company backed tailings pond proposal that aims to create a...
Michael Toledano
8.18.14
News

Tailings Ponds Are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of

Last Monday, a "tailings pond" dam holding waste from Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia broke, spilling billions of gallons of toxic sludge out into pristine lakes and streams. Environmentalists say these dams are disasters in the making...
Peter Moskowitz
8.7.14
News

Visiting the Deadly Shipbreaking Yards of Bangladesh

Bangladesh's shipbreaking industry poses threats to the environment and its workers' lives, but it makes a lot of money. Workers dream of escaping, but it's almost impossible to get out.
Liza Jansen
8.6.14
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