miners

Coal Is Dead

The Coal Industry Isn’t Even Certain That Donald Trump Can Save It

President Trump's newest executive order won't bring coal back for good.
Sarah Emerson
3.28.17
News

Ethereum Is Under Attack

The cryptocurrency is going through some growing pains.
Jordan Pearson
9.22.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Bernie Sanders officially announced his new progressive organization, a truck bomb hit a police building in Turkey, some plants in Baltimore are addicted to meth, and more.
VICE Staff
8.26.16
News

Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s ‘Halving'

Will it be a disaster or a boon for bitcoin?
Jordan Pearson
7.8.16
News

The Dream of Buying a Coffee With Bitcoin Is Dying, If It’s Not Already Dead

“It’s a usability nightmare.”
Jordan Pearson
3.2.16
News

WikiLeaks Is Now a Target In the Massive Spam Attack on Bitcoin

The ongoing attack is worse than anyone imagined.
Jordan Pearson
7.9.15
NSFW

Fake, Drug-Test-Foiling Dicks Are a Growing Business in Queensland

You need to be clean for 72 hours to give a drug-free urine sample. Unless you have a fake dick and pee, then you can do whatever you want.
Dan Nulley
7.7.15
NSFW

Life as a Stripper in a Subarctic Indoor Mining Town

Thanks to the surplus of men and dearth of entertainment options, strippers in the indoor mining town of Fermont, Quebec, can earn roughly $5,000 in a week.
Mitchell Sunderland
1.3.15
Film

What Happens When an International Mining Company Comes to Town?

We interviewed director Mark Grieco about his film <I>MARMATO</I>, which examines how mining companies descended on a town in Colombia.
Jordan Sowunmi
10.10.14
Stuff

If at First You Don’t Secede: The Push for Westralia

As Scotland votes on independence, an unlikely coalition of billionaire miners and xenophobic libertarians want Western Australia to follow suit.
Max Opray
9.18.14
Photo

The Congolese Miners Who Suffer So You Can Have a Smartphone

Judith Prat is a Spanish photojournalist who has been capturing the harsh realities facing miners of coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is a mineral essential for the manufacture of the tiny capacitors that make smart phones, computers...
Wendy Syfret
9.8.14
News

Bolivia Passed a Law Allowing Ten-Year-Olds to Work

For the 850,000 kids there who already work, the law is a huge victory: Children, just like adults, will now be entitled to a minimum wage, and they'll have full protection under the law. Of course, the dangers are obvious, too. Did Bolivia just create...
VICE Staff
8.1.14
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