Gavin Butler

Australian Bushfires

Bushfire Survivors Describe What It's Like Fighting Flames From Their Doorstep

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
1.22.20
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
1.16.20
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
1.8.20

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
1.6.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Someone Illegally Drove a Real-Life Mario Kart over Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge

Police are still on the lookout for the driver, who had disappeared into the night by the time they arrived.
Gavin Butler
4.24.19

A Japanese College Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

The 61-year-old could face ten years in prison for showing students how to manufacture MDMA.
Gavin Butler
4.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Suspected Poacher Gets Trampled to Death by Elephant Then Eaten by a Pride of Lions

Only the man's skull and his pants were retrieved by rangers at South Africa's Kruger National Park.
Gavin Butler
4.8.19
Australia Today

The Christchurch Shooter Has Been Charged with 50 Counts of Murder

The man responsible for the shooting deaths of numerous Muslim worshippers last month was initially charged with just one murder. New Zealand police recently announced more than 50 additional charges.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing Its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.
Gavin Butler
4.3.19
Australia Today

Seniors in Australia Keep Getting Swindled by a Line Dancing Scam

Retirees have allegedly been duped out thousands to attend and compete in dancing competitions that never happened.
Gavin Butler
4.2.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Skrillex’s Music Can be Used as Mosquito Repellent, Study Finds

Researchers observed mosquitoes sucked less blood and had less sex when exposed to the song 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.'
Gavin Butler
4.2.19
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