disasters

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
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
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
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
News

How Louisiana Residents Are Working to Recover from the Floods

As the floodwaters recede after a horrible week, everyday citizens in Louisiana are working to get each other back on their feet.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
8.19.16
Stuff

The People Who Are So Good They Terrify the Rest of Us

The new book "Strangers Drowning" explores the intense lives of "do-gooders" willing to sacrifice themselves to save people they've never met.
Harry Cheadle
10.21.15
travel

​Five Nights in Nepal: A Backpacker’s Story of Survival

I shot up in bed to the sound of a roaring crack along with the most intense vibrating I've ever felt in my life. It was getting stronger and stronger. I didn't know what was happening.
Casey Fernandez-Irwin
5.1.15
Stuff

The Challenge of Identifying The Dead In a Disaster

After a large-scale disaster, one of the priorities is to identify the corpses, a task that often falls to a disaster-victim-identification expert.
Jack Callil
4.13.15
News

We Asked an Aviation Psychiatry Expert Why Pilots Might Have Psychotic Breaks

Why would someone like copilot Andreas Lubitz crash a plane deliberately when he seemed so healthy and happy?
Mike Pearl
3.27.15
travel

I Went To a Doomsday Prepper Convention

Turns out preppers aren't as insane as you'd think.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
6.11.14