At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris last December, world leaders agreed that climate change is an urgent threat—and that has cemented green energy production as a new frontier of innovation. VICE founder Shane Smith takes an in-depth look at the future of how we make and use energy, and how we can meet […]
The Rhineland region of Germany has more CO2 pollution than any part of Europe due to its many coal mines. That’s why climate activists organized the largest protest against coal production that Germany has ever seen. To find out why we are still using such harmful energy sources, VICE Germany spoke with coal workers, environmentalists, […]
In 2011, the state of Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in the history of the United States. Based on the hardline policy known as “self-deportation,” Alabama’s HB-56 aimed to make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they’d opt to leave the state on their own: the law granted police unprecedented powers […]
We rely on antibiotics to treat everything from stomach bugs to skin rashes to bronchitis. In fact, we’ve been overusing them—and in doing so giving rise to new crop of dangerous bacterial infections that can’t be treated by anything we can get at the pharmacy. The more we use antibiotics, the more we help these […]
Gold is everywhere in Suriname, from political power to what the locals wear on their fingers, the effects of gold mining seep into all aspects of society. The industry is a necessary source of income for many Surinamese, but it's also destroying the environment, bad for public health, and rife with corruption. VICE Netherlands went […]
Our oceans are rising. With human use of hydrocarbons skyrocketing, waters around the globe are getting hotter and, now, this warm sub-surface water is washing into Antarctica’s massive western glaciers causing the glaciers to retreat and break off. Antarctica holds 90% of the world’s ice and 70% of its freshwater, so if even a small […]
A Quebec jihadist defects from the Islamic State and warns others not to join, an activist runs the length of the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline to raise awareness about its impact on aboriginal rights and the environment, and the second wave of Trudeaumania brings weird new memorabilia out of the woodwork.
Indigenous people from around the world protest for their rights at the climate talks in Paris, VICE checks out the only producer licensed to grow marijuana in Quebec, and snowboarder Frank April rips through a course in downtown Montreal.