Gavin Butler

The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Zealand Teacher Punches Student for Teasing His ‘Paedophile Moustache’

The teacher allegedly asked the 13-year-old if he wanted a smack in the face, to which the student replied "yes, right here".
Gavin Butler
1.30.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Stolen Therapy Goat Reunited with its Friend, a Sad Cow

Peaches the goat has become an emotional support animal for Bunter the cow, who developed depression after his friend, another cow, died last year.
Gavin Butler
1.30.20
Australia Today

Bushfire-Affected Animals Might Not Be Able to Return Home for Months

Australia's fire season has devastated native ecosystems, and it's probably going to be a while before displaced animals are able to survive on their own again.
Gavin Butler
1.28.20
Australian Bushfires

Bushfire Smoke has Made More than a Quarter of Australians Sick, According to Survey

A new report from the Australia Institute suggests that the effects of the ongoing bushfire crisis could be felt for years to come.
Gavin Butler
1.23.20
Australia Today

Three Confirmed Dead After Firefighting Plane Crashes in New South Wales

The Large Air Tanker went down while fighting bushfires in the Snowy Monaro region this afternoon.
Gavin Butler
1.23.20
Australian Bushfires

Australia’s Largest Mining Company is Worried Bushfires are Affecting Coal Production

As fires continue to burn across the country, BHP claims smoke and air pollution is affecting productivity at some of its mines.
Gavin Butler
1.23.20
Australian Bushfires

Bushfire Survivors Describe What it's Like Fighting Flames From Your Door

As fires swept through southern New South Wales on New Year's Eve, hundreds of residents were issued an emergency warning: evacuate now, or stay and defend.
Gavin Butler
1.20.20
Australia bushfires

'Tree Ghosts' Are All that Remain in Parts of Burnt Out Australia

In places with particularly hot fires, these eerie shadows have been baked into the ground.
Gavin Butler
1.15.20
Australia bushfires

Australia's Smoke-Filled Air Is Quietly Killing People

For weeks Australian cities have been experiencing air pollution worse than Beijing's. This is harming far more people than the actual fires.
Gavin Butler
1.9.20

Apocalyptic Photos from the Frontline of Australia's Bushfires

Red skies, brown smoke and scorched earth have become the new normal in Australia, as the country faces one of the biggest climate catastrophes it's ever seen.
Gavin Butler
1.7.20
environment

How Much Worse Can Australia's Fires Get? An Expert Explains

Australia's worst bushfire season on record has been escalating for months now—and there's still no end in sight.
Gavin Butler
1.7.20
environment

New Research Links Air Pollution to an Increased Risk of Depression and Suicide

Experts are worried that poor air quality could be causing "substantial harm" to our mental health.
Gavin Butler
12.19.19
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