environmental

Homelessness

Trump Is Going to War with California Because He Thinks Homeless People Are Polluting the Ocean

Trump is now threatening San Francisco with an environmental citation.
Emma Ockerman
2 days ago
ozone layer

China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
Ice Cream

The Museum of Ice Cream Has Been Fined for Its Environmentally Hazardous Sprinkles

It now owes the city of Miami $5,000.
Mayukh Sen
1.8.18
Broadly

Thrift Shop Workers Reveal the Weirdest Items They’ve Come Across

In honor of National Thrift Shop Day, we asked secondhand store employees to share the weirdest items they've discovered—from the seriously kinky to the deeply mysterious.
Linda Yang
8.17.16
environment

Crude L.A.: California's Urban Oil Fields (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News heads to Los Angeles to investigate the effects of urban oil drilling on local communities.
VICE News
4.21.16
mexico

You Should Thank Bats for Protecting Your Tequila Supply

Every time you take a shot of tequila, give thanks to the blood-sucking bat, because it's one of the main reasons that agave plants are able to survive.
Sarah del Moral
9.19.15
Art

Four Horsemen of the Environmental Apocalypse Arrive in London

To highlight our damaging dependence on oil, hybrid sculptures sit on the banks of the Thames in Jason deCaires Taylor's 'The Rising Tide.'
Kevin Holmes
9.8.15
Festival Season!

We Need to Stop Killing the Planet Every Time We Go to a Music Festival

How BangOn!, Lightning In a Bottle, and other Burning Man-affiliated festivals are leading a movement towards sustainability.
Michelle Lhooq
8.20.15
Music

Humpback Whales Record an Ambient Album

Seriously, 14 composers teamed up with a couple humpbacks to create an amphibious album of atmospheric music.
Annie Armstrong
7.9.15
Design

Concept Towers Could Bring Rice Farming To Hong Kong's Skyline

A proposed building with rice terraces and a built-in rain irrigation system could make cooking dinner easier than ever.
Andrew Nunes
8.13.14
Design

This Solar-Powered Tornado Sculpture Lights Up And "Talks" To You

Ray is an eco-friendly light installation at Vivid Festival in Sydney that has a personality of its own.
Zach Sokol
6.4.14
Design

New Building Facade Will Absorb The Smog In Milan

The stunning Palazzo Italia, built for the upcoming Milan Expo 2015, turns pollutants into inert salts.
Zach Sokol
5.23.14
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