disasters

climate change

The Terrifying Future of California Wildfires: 'It's Going to Get Worse'

After a year of record-breaking fires, the state is bracing for what comes next.
Cole Kazdin
12.12.18
climate change

The Glaciers on Earth's 'Third Pole' Are Bursting, Causing Deadly Floods

Climate change is creating yet another dangerous new phenomenon.
August Rick
8.24.18
disasters

An Expert Explains How Not to Get Sucked Out a Plane Window

In light of recent news stories, this could (but hopefully won't) come in handy some day.
VICE Staff
5.15.18
first aid for the apocalypse

A Tourniquet Could Save Your Life in an Earthquake

After one hour, a severely crushed limb becomes so toxic that it can kill in the same manner as lethal injection—unless you cut off circulation.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
9.25.17
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
Munchies

How I Saved My Sourdough ‘Mother’ from Hurricane Irma

"It can be challenging for airport security to understand why I’m traveling with a Ziploc bag of fermented dough."
Zak Stern
9.15.17
harvey

My Day Delivering Hurricane Supplies with the 'Cajun Airlift'

Recovery is going to take a long time.
Victoria Coy
9.14.17
Irma

America's Flood Insurance Program Is Utterly Broken, Again

Damage from Harvey and Irma is threatening to bankrupt the federal program.
Mark Hay
9.13.17
Simulations

Computational Models Suggest Heroism Is Suboptimal for Saving Lives in an Emergency

Maybe George Costanza was right.
Michael Byrne
6.25.17
vr

There's Only One Way to Safely See This Fukushima Art Show

Though an exhibition in Fukushima, Japan features work by Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, and Ai Weiwei, no one's allowed to visit.
Andrew Nunes
5.25.17
wuvable oaf

'A Comical Meditation on Pro Wrestling,' Today's Comic by Ed Luce

What is it, to wrestle? Ed Luce gets it.
Ed Luce
11.1.16
Canada

A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk

A report from Bella Bella B.C., where the crash of the Nathan E. Stewart has contaminated the Heiltsuk First Nation’s waters and land.
Kyle Artelle
10.31.16
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