Peter Rugh

Books

Chuck Palahniuk Hung Out with 'Separatists of Every Stripe' for New Novel

"So many generations have been raised on bird flu, swine flu, Y2K, Ebola, housing collapse, ozone holes, and peak oil panics that we wouldn't know how to live if we weren't constantly expecting our annihilation."
Peter Rugh
5.1.18
News

Why White Supremacists Love Donald Trump

Along with a broad swath of Republican voters—plus Dennis Rodman—America's racists are getting on board the Trump bandwagon.
Peter Rugh
8.27.15
Travel

The Battle to Save the Businesses That Make New York Unique

Activists say that unless major reforms are made into law, real estate developers will wipe out the city's quirky shops and bars and replace them with chains.
Peter Rugh
8.15.15
tipping point

The Campaign to Kick Out Fossil Fuel Companies from The UN Climate Talks

A decade ago, public health advocates successfully isolated tobacco companies from UN negotiations about regulating the industry — and now climate activists are trying to do the same with fossil fuel companies.
Peter Rugh
5.27.15
News

This Vegas Prankster Tricked Right-Wing Media With a Fake Story About Harry Reid Getting Beaten Up

Las Vegas "life coach" Larry Pfiefer explains his accidental crusade for journalistic accountability.
Peter Rugh
4.28.15
environment

The Future of America's Solar Industry Could Be Very Bright

The amount of electricity generated by solar energy has been on the rise — but an important federal incentive to invest in the technology is at risk of being phased out.
Peter Rugh
3.26.15
environment

String of ‘Bomb Train’ Explosions in the US and Canada Casts Doubt On Proposed Safety Upgrades

The US Department of Transportation has proposed a phase-out of dangerous DOT-111 tanker cars but the new model that will take their place has been involved in a series of explosions over the past month.
Peter Rugh
3.11.15
environment

A New Legal Precedent May Have Been Set During the Trial of New York Climate Change Activists

The activists were arrested during a protest on Wall Street prior to a UN summit in September, and argued that climate change poses such grave risks to humanity that they were compelled to violate the law.
Peter Rugh
3.6.15
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton's Secret Email Stash Is Shady, but Was It Illegal?

The former Secretary of State's use of a private email shows just how easy it is for the government to hide its records.
Peter Rugh
3.4.15
Stuff

What's It's Like to Get Paid to Stand Outside in a Statue of Liberty Outfit

It isn't an easy gig, but those who do the work usually don't have a whole lot of other options.
Peter Rugh
3.2.15
environment

The Risk of Climate Catastrophe Is So Severe, We Had to Break the Law, Say Activists

Eleven climate change activists are refusing a plea deal in New York court and asserting a "necessity defense," hoping to bring attention to the role of Wall Street in financing fossil fuel interests.
Peter Rugh
3.2.15
News

We Asked a Military Expert What Would Happen if the US Went to War with China

Will there ever be another land war in Asia?
Peter Rugh
2.6.15
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