water pollution

environment

Why a massive oil spill couldn't stop the Keystone XL pipeline

Despite their costly environmental impacts, oil spills like the recent one in South Dakota weren’t a factor in the decision to approve the Keystone XL.
Sarah Sax
11.21.17
Eelbots

Let Loose the Pollution-Sniffing Robot Eels

The robot uses luminous bacteria and plankton to detect freshwater contaminants.
Becky Ferreira
7.26.17
environmental art

These Delicious-Looking Popsicles Are Full of Trash

Three Taiwanese art students froze samples of their city’s water in order to call attention to their nation's pollution problem.
Dyllan Furness
6.14.17
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
environment

Some Newark, New Jersey Schools Needed New Lead Filters Years Ago, Photographs Show

The manufacturer of the filters recommends replacing them every six months, at least — but images obtained by VICE News show some filters date as far back as 2012.
Jake Bleiberg
3.14.16
environment

Seattle-Area Salmon Are Loaded With Anti-Depressants and Other Drugs Thanks to Human Waste

Researchers have found high levels of pharmaceuticals in the waters and fish of Puget Sound — and that could cause problems for humans, too.
Elaisha Stokes
2.24.16
politics

Flint Residents Take Clean Water Fight to Federal Court

A new lawsuit asks a federal court to compel state agencies to replace the city's contaminated pipes as soon as possible with no cost to customers.
Matt Smith
1.27.16
VICE on HBO

Watch This 'VICE' Episode About Genetically Modified Super-Crops

In this episode from season three of our HBO show, we traced the path of GMOs from the headquarters of Monsanto to the soy fields of Paraguay and then went to India to investigate their clean water crisis.
VICE Staff
1.25.16
environment

Raw Sewage Is Spilling Into the Mississippi River Due to Historic Flooding

Record levels of flooding along the Meramec River, which flows into the Mississippi 20 miles south of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, has knocked out a water treatment plant.
VICE News
12.30.15
environment

China Is Tapping Tibetan Glaciers to Meet Growing Demand for Bottled Water

The world's leading economy is also the largest market for bottled water, capturing 15 percent of the global market and surpassing the United States.
Matt Smith
11.14.15
environment

Scientists Want To See Microbeads Banned — And California Is Leading The Way

Researchers say a whopping 808 trillion microbeads are washed down drains in the United States each day.
Eva Hershaw
9.18.15
environment

Three Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Has Turned This River the Color of American Cheese

US Environmental Protection Agency workers were using heavy equipment and accidentally breached a mine wall, unleashing the toxic spill.
Esha Dey
8.11.15
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