Australia

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
3 days ago
Tech news

Bull Semen Lab Explosion a 'Blow' to Farmers

100 cryogenic cylinders full of bull semen exploded in a fire on Tuesday at Yarram Herd Services in Australia.
Maddie Bender
4 days ago
Environmental Extremes

This Is What Australia's Recycling Crisis Looks Like

In 2018 China stopped accepting their recyclable waste. They've been dumping it in landfill and stashing it in warehouses ever since.
Gavin Butler
Julian Morgans
9.16.19
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
9.16.19
Australia Today

A Seal Helped Police Pull Off a $1 Billion Drug Bust

A gang of international drug smugglers was thwarted when a disgruntled elephant seal cornered them on the beach, forcing their arrest.
Gavin Butler
9.13.19
Australia Today

Farmer Jailed for Smuggling ‘Outstandingly Dangerous’ Batches of Garlic into Australia

Thousands of garlic bulbs imported under the guise of 'office supplies' could have contained the single biggest threat to Australian biosecurity.
Gavin Butler
9.11.19
Internet

We Found Out the Story Behind That Terrifying Hell House in Australia

The otherwise ordinary five-bedroom mansion is filled with terrifying dolls, Satanic masks, and at least one potentially haunted clown.
Drew Schwartz
9.11.19
food news

Massive BBQ Planned Next to Home of Vegan Who Sued Neighbours Over Meat Smells

More than 4,000 people have responded to the Facebook event saying that they'll be attending, and another 10,000+ say that they're interested.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.5.19
Australia Today

A Vegan Took Her Neighbours to the Supreme Court for Their Backyard Barbecues

"All I can smell is fish," said the Australian massage therapist, who is convinced her neighbours are grilling meats just to spite her.
Gavin Butler
9.4.19
Australia Today

Australian Farmers Are Developing Broccoli Pills to Reduce Organic Waste

It's thought that capsules containing an entire serving of vegetables could be the future of food.
Gavin Butler
9.3.19
Australia Today

Footage of an Australian Guy Fishing from a Drone Is Being Investigated by Authorities

It's not clear whether using a homemade drone to lift yourself into the air is illegal in Australia.
Gavin Butler
8.30.19
Australia Today

This Scientist Is Sending Cancer Cells Into Space to See if They Survive

Experiments on Earth suggest that cancer cells are radically affected by near-zero gravity conditions.
Gavin Butler
8.29.19
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