Brian Castner

outer limits

How to Rescue a Cruise Ship in the Northwest Passage

There is not much of a script for such a mass evacuation.
Brian Castner
10.24.17
Features

The $20 Billion Arctic Pipeline That Will Haunt Canada Forever

It’s considered the “greatest construction project” ever. Four decades on, low oil and gas prices may finally put Canada’s plans for the Mackenzie Gas Project to rest.
Brian Castner
10.9.16
Drift Currents

I Canoed to the Arctic Ocean, and What Did I Find? A Balmy Beach

Water that’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit would be pleasant just about anywhere, let alone in the Arctic Circle.
Brian Castner
9.16.16
Drift Currents

The People Making Solar Power Where the Sun Doesn't Set

The tricky balance of diesel and renewable energy in the far north.
Brian Castner
9.15.16
Drift Currents

The Best Place in the World to Set a Forest Fire

“Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”
Brian Castner
9.14.16
Drift Currents

Silt Built This Town—And Melting Ice Will Eventually Destroy It

The island upon which Fort Simpson rests has always been in flux, but climate change has tweaked the balanced system.
Brian Castner
9.13.16
Drift Currents

Everything I Brought With Me on a 1,200-Mile River Canoe Trip

It took five months to plan, purchase, test, re-purchase, and pack the gear I'd need to paddle the entire length of the Mackenzie River to report on climate change.
Brian Castner
9.12.16
Drift Currents

Why I Canoed 1,200 Miles to the Arctic Circle to Report on Climate Change

How did you spend your summer?
Brian Castner
9.12.16
war

The Problem With Biometrics at War

An excerpt from "All the Ways We Kill and Die," the forthcoming book by bestselling author Brian Castner.
Brian Castner
2.22.16
Features

One Degree of Separation in the Forever War

The tale of Reese and Yuri Hines, two brothers in two wars, suggests the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game needs a new name in the US military.
Brian Castner
11.11.15
All Fronts

The Changing Face of Battlefield Medicine

Even as technology like drones and Stuxnet viruses have made war more remote and data-driven, there’s a bigger expectation than ever for battlefield medical response.
Brian Castner
9.15.15
ebola

Hearts, Minds, and Ebola: The US Army Drops In On Liberia

VICE News spent time with members of the 101st Airborne as they went about the chaotic task of helping to end Liberia's current fight against Ebola.
Brian Castner
2.13.15
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