disasters

environment-people

Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later

Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.
Samuel Gilbert
8.12.19
hurricane maria

Democrats are about to go to war with Trump over aid to Puerto Rico

And the fight could impact badly needed aid to California, Florida, Georgia, and Midwest.
Matt Laslo
4.29.19
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
climate

FEMA is facing hurricane season with a vastly depleted workforce

Documents reviewed by VICE News show FEMA has about half as many "reservists" available to respond in 2018.
Alex Lubben
6.7.18
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
Sexual exploitation

Haiti’s president slams sexual exploitation of disaster victims by aid workers

One Oxfam employee known to have regularly used sex workers in Chad was transferred to Haiti.
Tim Hume
2.13.18
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
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