Over the last day, 300 Fort McMurray, Alberta residents have sought refuge at a camp off of Highway 63 that usually houses oil pipeline workers. Hundreds more are expected.
By John Dyer
The company, Vancouver-based Constantine Metal Resources, says mining water regulations are more stringent than rules for drinking water.
The worst bout of air pollution in over a decade has raised fears that the Mexican capital could be heading back to the days when constantly watering eyes and irritated throats were the norm.
"The beast is still up. It's surrounding the city and we're here doing our very best for you," said Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen of the blaze that has burned through 85,000 hectares.
The New York City Council passed a bill that would require stores to charge a minimum five cent fee for plastic bags — supporters of the measure say it will help cut down on the estimated 9.3 billion plastic bags New Yorkers throw away each year.
Several Facebook groups have been set up for desperate pet owners to post photos and locations, in case anyone is nearby to rescue them. And it seems to be working.
By John Dyer
Since the end of the last Ice Age, migration and population turnover — sometimes driven by changes in the climate — have been common features in Europe.
The province of Alberta has declared a state of emergency after a massive wildfire forced more than 80,000 people to evacuate from Fort McMurray. Last night, neighboring towns and an evacuation center also had to clear out.
Fort McMurray is synonymous with Canada's oil sands. The sudden and mandatory evacuation caught residents, many of whom assumed the wildfire was under control, off guard.
By Matt Smith
Hotter temperatures have helped to double since 1970 the amount of land scorched by wildfires each year around Alberta's tar sands — and the last three years have been especially bad.
By Harry Pearl
A group of Australian researchers found that human-caused climate change made it 175 times more likely that the Great Barrier Reef would experience a bleaching event.
Canada's provinces have begun lining up to offer assistance to the massive wildfires that are ravaging Alberta's north.
The World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Says ExxonMobil and Chevron Must Do More About Climate Change
Norway's sovereign wealth fund is backing shareholder resolutions that would require the fossil fuel companies to report on the risks of climate change and how emissions regulations might impact profits.
By VICE News
Fort McMurray is battling massive wildfires that have doubled in size over the last 24 hours and could threaten Alberta's oil infrastructure.
By VICE News
Officials who are desperate to address the invasive fish's suffocation of Australian waterways plan to release a carp-specific herpes virus into the ecosystem to kill them off.
The president makes a visit to Flint on Wednesday, a city that has become synonymous with failed government and America's crumbling infrastructure.
The southern African country has 10 national parks with huge populations of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos. Yet drought across the region has put more than 4 million Zimbabweans in need of aid.
By Tess Owen
According to leaked documents obtained by Greenpeace, the TTIP deal could ultimately lower environmental and public health standards for products sold in Europe.
VICE News witnessed the torching 105 tons of ivory worth an estimated $105 million over the weekend in a bid to highlight the impact of poaching.
By John Dyer
Massachusetts could become the latest state to impose animal welfare requirements on poultry, swine, and meat producers — but critics say the cost for consumers is too high.