water crisis

VICE News Tonight on HBO

A $90 million "smart" system has totally screwed up these residents' water bills

Water bills in Jackson are in the thousands as the city scrambles to fix what an "upgrade" was supposed to
Arielle Duhaime-Ross

Desalination Produces 50 Percent More Toxic Brine Than Previously Thought

The world’s desalination plants, which use energy intensive processes to remove salt from water, produce enough toxic brine each year to cover all of Florida under a foot of water.
Daniel Oberhaus

Artificial Clouds in Shipping Containers May Be the Solution to the World’s Water Crisis

The Wood-to-Energy Deployed Water system pulls water from thin air by burning biomass and can produce enough water to meet the daily needs of 100 people.
Daniel Oberhaus

Cape Town Residents Tell Us What It's Like Living in the Shadow of 'Day Zero'

Facing a water shortage, residents can no longer wash their cars with municipal water. And bars are cutting frozen margaritas from the menu.
Jay Fleming

Cape Town cops are punishing people for using too much water

Cape Town has deployed police to fine anyone using more than their share of water.
Sarah Sax
Jika Gonzalez
Jackson Fager
Livable Planet

Portland Hit Crisis Mode After Parasites Flooded City's Drinking Water

Residents learn the hard way after refusing treatment plant to save on the cost of water.
Seth Heller

Local Natives Dive Into the Colorado River Drought in New 'Earthworks' Clip

The new VICELAND series follows musicians confronting activist-friendly issues on journeys around the world.
Impact Staff
Impact Water

For Everyone Who Has No Idea Where the Hell Their Tap Water Comes From

We've got the answers.
Aaron Barksdale
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Flint Residents Filed a Lawsuit Against the EPA for More Than $700 Million

The latest water crisis lawsuit claims the federal agency knew about the issues with Flint's water back in 2014.
Lauren Messman

On the Front Lines with the Militias Trying to Save Libya from ISIS

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing June 10 at 11 PM.
VICE Staff

Portland School District Let Kids Drink Lead-Contaminated Water After It Tested Positive

Traces of lead – a toxic substance that can damage the nervous system – were detected at levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's maximum in 14 fountains and sinks at two schools in March.
VICE News and Reuters

What It's Like to Live Through Flint's Water Crisis When You Don't Speak English

For Flint's Spanish-speaking population, many of the warning signs about the lead water crisis have gone unnoticed.
Natalie Zarowny