environment

Race

Isra Hirsi Is 16, Unbothered, and Saving the Planet

As the co-founder of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike and the daughter of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Isra Hirsi is grappling with harassment, safety threats, tokenization, and privilege on a national scale years before she's even allowed to vote.
Leila Ettachfini
5 hours ago
tipping point

Stop Asking People of Color to Get Arrested to Protest Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion is overwhelmingly shaped by the concerns, priorities, and ideas of middle-class white people. If it doesn't tackle white supremacy, it doesn't serve us.
Tatiana Garavito
Nathan Thanki
6 hours ago
Brazil fires

Only 8 People in This Indigenous Tribe Still Speak Their Native Language. The Amazon Fires May Wipe It Out Completely.

Indigenous leaders have said there is a “physical, environmental, and cultural genocide” in the Amazon.
Sarah Sax
7 hours ago
tipping point

More People Are Falling Through the Arctic's Melting Ice Never to Be Seen Again

Five people in Alaska alone have slipped through the ice this year, spurring hunters to ditch snowmobiles for dog sleds.
Terri Hansen
2 days ago
Environmental Extremes

Everest Is Melting, Revealing Tons of Garbage and Human Bodies

Due to decades of commercial mountaineering and climate change, the worlds tallest mountain is becoming “the world’s highest garbage dump.”
Omkar Khandekar
2 days ago
environment

The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History

Because racism in environmentalism hasn’t gone away, and it’s holding the movement back.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
9.13.19
tipping point

Residents of a Siberian Town With Black Snow Are Pleading for Asylum in Canada

Residents of Kiselyovsk, the heart of Russia's coal-mining industry, are asking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accept them as environmental refugees. But they don't stand a chance.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.19
tipping point

Climate Change Will Create 1.5 Billion Migrants by 2050 and We Have No Idea Where They'll Go

The climate crisis has already created millions of invisible refugees and could create up to 1.5 billion more in the next 30 years. But under international law no country is obliged to take them in.
Izzie Ramirez
9.12.19
tipping point

The Climate Is at a Tipping Point. We Need Stories From the Front Lines

The people affected first and worst by the climate crisis are often the least likely to have their stories told. With your help, Tipping Point aims to change that.
Natasha Grzincic
9.12.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Small Appalachian Town Flooded. But the Real Trouble Started When Disaster Aid Arrived.

Four city officials, including two mayors and the former police chief, have faced criminal charges for fraud and embezzlement.
Joshua Hersh
Billie Brownstein
8.19.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Missouri Town Can Flood in Minutes. It's Begging the Government to Help.

Repeated flash floods in De Soto, Missouri, showcase the repercussions of disaster bureaucracy.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
8.17.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Pigs Are Eating Las Vegas' Casino Leftovers and It's Saving the Damn Planet

Can Vegas ever be truly sustainable?
Valerie Kipnis
Agnes Walton
8.15.19
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