SEWAGE

pharmaceutical runoff

Human Waste Is Contaminating Australian Wildlife with More Than 60 Pharmaceuticals

A new study demonstrates the ways that pharmaceutical runoff could travel up the food-chain.
Sarah Emerson
11.6.18
Drugs

China is Using Mass Pee and Poo Surveillance to Police Illegal Drug Use

Police in dozens of Chinese cities are sifting through human waste to track narcotics rings and drug programs.
Sarah Emerson
7.17.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Literal Shit Exploded Out of a Water Fountain at the EPA

Employees said sewage was "covering the floors" of the headquarters in DC.
Drew Schwartz
12.15.17
Drugs

Scientists Used Cellphones and Sewage to Pinpoint Neighborhoods With Drug Users

But their findings bring up surveillance and privacy concerns.
Troy Farah
9.21.17
water

We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee

Astronauts do it. Why can't we?
Kate Lunau
3.22.17
Drugs

The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance

Scientists are testing feces and urine in wastewater to find trends in illegal drug use, but their work could lead to a privacy violation.
Troy Farah
1.23.17
Photography

Everything but Poop: The Strange Things You Find Working at a Sewage Treatment Plant

Hammers, toothbrushes, and false sets of teeth—it all ends up in the same place.
Grey Hutton
12.9.16
chocolate

Japan's Streets Will Soon Smell Like Chocolate for a Very Gross Reason

There are some problems even chocolate can't solve.
Kevin Farrell
10.1.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The IKEA Flagship Store Is Making an Entire Town Smell Like Poop

Several attempts have been made to conceal the odor, but the "smell of fresh crap" still lingers over the city, according to one resident.
Matthew James-Wilson
9.7.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Baltimore's Streams Are Full of Meth

Researchers found amphetamines in water samples from six separate streams around the city, drastically altering the aquatic life.
VICE Staff
8.26.16
Health

The Olympics Are Going to Be a Literal Shitshow

"Levels of sewage that have been released into the environment in Rio is so high that the likelihood of infection is imminent."
Stacey Colino
8.3.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A City in Quebec Killed Thousands of Fish by Dumping Poop in a River

Saint-Hyacinthe released 8.5 million liters of raw sewage into Yamaska River in June.
Manisha Krishnan
7.8.16
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