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Toxic Black Snow Is Covering Towns in Siberia

“The future of our children is terrifying.”
Sarah Emerson
2.19.19
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Haunting Photos of Bosnia's Never-Ending Land Mine and Flooding Problem

Earlier this year, Bosnia experienced massive flooding, and as a result land mines that had been dormant for almost two decades slid into towns, disguised under a layer of wet, dark earth.
Veda Partalo
10.7.14
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An Army of Giant African Pouched Rats Are Clearing Mozambique's Minefields

Apopo, a Belgium-based NGO, trains rats to sniff out active land mines. So far, they've detected and cleared 6,693 land mines from rural areas of Mozambique, with an estimated 1.6 million square meters of Manica, Sofala, and Tete Provinces due to be...
James Rippingale
9.17.14
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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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Communities Full of Land Mines Are Rejecting Land-Mine Removal

Which is a tragedy, because getting rid of things that explode people indiscriminately should be one of the world's more uncontroversial aid projects.
Mark Hay
5.7.14
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Photos of the Mining Boom That Is Transforming the American West

Lucas Foglia's new book of photographs, <i>Frontcountry</i>, took seven years to complete. "I went to the American West expecting cowboys, ghost towns, and wilderness," he says. "And when I got there, I found a mining boom—and cowboys."
Bruno Bayley
4.2.14
VICE News

South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

The extensive underground network has become an arena for deadly gang warfare.
VICE Staff
4.2.14
VICE News

Colombia's Hidden Killers

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was founded 50 years ago as a Marxist army fighting against capitalist imperialism. In recent years, FARC has devolved into a guerrilla force that threatens the people it originally sought to protect.
VICE Staff
7.12.13
VICE News

Colombia's Hidden Killers

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was founded 50 years ago as a Marxist army fighting against capitalist imperialism. In recent years, FARC has devolved into a guerrilla force that threatens the people it originally sought to protect.
VICE Staff
7.12.13
VICE News

Colombia's Hidden Killers

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was founded 50 years ago as a Marxist army fighting against capitalist imperialism and Colombia's often-brutal government.
VICE Staff
7.11.13
News

Laos Is Still Under Attack from Its Secret War

Every day, a team of 20 women wake up knowing the jobs they have to go to could get them blown to smithereens: unexploded American cluster bombs dropped during the secret war in Laos could detonate at any moment as they clear dangerous landmines from...
Jake Hanrahan
5.10.13
Motherboard Blog

Landscapes to Take Your Breath Away, and Your Legs

If the thought of landmines evokes images of war-torn death-scapes (or the haunting boxes of a Windows 3.1 computer game) Brett Van Ort has some photographs you should see.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.29.11
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