wildfires

tech-science

Wildfires Are Now So Bad That Scientists Are Using Them to Study Nuclear War

A smoke plume from the 2017 wildfires in the Pacific Northwest mirrored simulations of nuclear winter, and showed that the aftermath of a nuke war may be worse than anticipated.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.19
climate change

Why the Arctic Fires Are So Bad for the Planet (Aside from the Actual Flames)

The fires could create a feedback loop that only worsens the effects of climate change and leads to more fires.
Alex Lubben
8.2.19
climate change

The Arctic Is on Fire, and It Might Be Creating a Vicious Climate 'Feedback Loop'

The worst Arctic wildfire season in recent history is releasing unprecedented emissions that feed into climate change, creating the conditions for more fires.
Madeleine Gregory
7.29.19
cities

Rebuilding Paradise: Residents Cope with Destroyed Homes, Toxic Water, and PTSD

How survivors are dealing with the aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire.
John Veit
6.18.19
disaster aid

Congress Is Giving Puerto Rico Some Disaster Aid Funding — FINALLY

It's a lot more than President Trump initially agreed to
Emma Ockerman
5.23.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Why California Is Only Going to Keep Burning

A look into the one massive utility company allegedly responsible for many of California's wildfires and dozens of deaths.
VICE Staff
4.24.19
climate change

This Is Why California Will Keep Burning

One massive utility company is responsible for many of the wildfires and dozens of deaths. Can we make our infrastructure stop killing us?
Susie Cagle
4.17.19
Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Should Nationalize Utilities

PG&E is asking for a bailout. Instead, we should make that utility, and all utilities, public assets.
Caroline Haskins
2.7.19
climate change

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change

After wildfires bankrupted a major utility, there's concerns that more severe natural disasters will lead to economic devastation.
Geoff Dembicki
1.28.19
California

How Anarchists Helped Californian Fire Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot

They say "mutual aid" is a better model for providing aid than traditional top-down charity work.
Erin Corbett
12.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Dog Guarded His Family's Burned House for Weeks After the Camp Fire​

A truly good boy.
River Donaghey
12.10.18
Camp Fire

This 360 Drone Photography of Paradise Shows the Devastating Aftermath of the Camp Fire

The Camp Fire is the deadliest fire California’s ever seen.
Samantha Cole
11.28.18
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