Paul Gregoire

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
Music

Why Are People Still Dying at Music Festivals?

Some believe "drug checking" stations, which test drugs for harmful substances, set up outside festivals could help curb the deaths.
Paul Gregoire
12.15.15
Stuff

Is it Right to Lose Your License Over a Joint You Smoked Days Ago?

Australian police test for drug traces that might be days old. They're not testing if the person is fit to drive.
Paul Gregoire
12.4.15
Stuff

How Will Legalisation Affect Australia's Illicit Pot Do-Gooders?

A handful of locals already produce medicinal marijuana. We asked how they'll be affected by the legalisation of their business.
Paul Gregoire
11.26.15
News

What Will Happen to the Millions Displaced by Climate Change?

If your home sinks, so should your expectations of help.
Paul Gregoire
11.20.15
Stuff

Warhol Superstar and Trans Pioneer Holly Woodlawn Remains Unstoppable, Despite Cancer

Despite battling a serious illness, the Holly from Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" is in good spirits.
Paul Gregoire
11.12.15
News

We Asked an Expert What Aung San Suu Kyi’s Victory Would Mean for Myanmar

As the results of the nation's first free election in 25 years are being released, it's looking like it's going to be a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy (NLD).
Paul Gregoire
11.10.15
News

A Facebook Site Is Helping Australians Dodge Drug-Sniffing Dogs

The Sniff Off group is managed by activists who say that the use of the dogs results in too many false positives and violates citizens' rights.
Paul Gregoire
11.6.15
News

Proposed Tightening of Australian Asylum Seeker Laws Could Impact Thousands

"The Bill, if it becomes law, could deny protection to people fleeing war zones because the danger they face is 'generalized,' not personal."
Paul Gregoire
10.28.15
Stuff

A Drug that Reverses Opioid Overdoses Is About to Be Sold Over-the-Counter in Australia

Easier access to naloxone could lead to a sizable decrease in opioid-related deaths.
Paul Gregoire
10.16.15
Stuff

Is New Zealand Deporting Aussies Like Australia Is Turfing Out Kiwis?

With Australia kicking out large numbers of lawbreaking kiwis, we look at how they deal with offending expats over the ditch.
Paul Gregoire
10.6.15
News

Australia Is Deporting Increasing Numbers of Convicted Kiwis Back to New Zealand

At the end of July, 166 New Zealanders were in immigration detention centers compared with a total of 52 deported for the whole of 2014.
Paul Gregoire
9.10.15
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