pollution

Science

Good Job, Humans: Arctic Snow Contains Rubber and Varnish

Microplastics and fibers in the Arctic snow likely came from pollution in the atmosphere, scientists say.
Madeleine Gregory
4 days ago
tech-power

The Site of One of the Largest US Oil Refineries Is on Fire

A petrochemical facility at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas complex burst into flames on Wednesday.
Sarah Emerson
7.31.19
environment

You're Likely Inhaling 11 Tiny Bits of Plastic Per Hour

A new study suggests that our lungs are under siege in our own homes.
Erica Cirino
6.17.19
environment

Canada Is Finally Joining the War on Single-Use Plastic

Only 9 percent of the country's plastics get recycled.
Alex Lubben
6.10.19
environment

This Photographer Shows Us the Pollution We Can’t See for Ourselves

Flying hundreds of feet above land, J. Henry Fair uncovers everyday environmental catastrophes you probably didn’t know existed.
Edoardo Liotta
5.20.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Why AirPods Are a Social and Environmental Disaster

We sat down with Caroline Haskins, author of 'AirPods Are a Tragedy,' to dig deep into the human cost of the ubiquitous buds.
VICE Staff
5.13.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why Helsinki is tearing up its freeways

The Finnish city wants to make cars obsolete.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
4.12.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

We Finally Know Why Garfield Phones Washed Up on French Beaches for 30 Years

Since the 1980s hundreds of phones featuring the likeness of our favorite Monday-hatin’ cat washed up in France and no one knew why.
Mack Lamoureux
3.29.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

You can now make thousands of dollars reporting on idling vehicles in NYC

One guy has already made $9,000.
Lee Doyle
Alex Lubben
3.28.19
ocean plastic

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

Plastic pollution claims another one.
Sarah Emerson
3.18.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How Banksy could help revitalize one of the most polluted cities in the UK

Banksy came to Port Talbot, Wales, just days before Christmas.
Stacey Naggiar
2.23.19
tech

Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel

The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.8.19
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