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.
Let Loose the Pollution-Sniffing Robot Eels
The robot uses luminous bacteria and plankton to detect freshwater contaminants.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.