The town of Inuvik, from the Mackenzie River
September 18, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The Mackenzie Delta held melting permafrost, cold cellars that won't stay cold, and, for one day at least, the warmest beach in Canada.

Teresa Chilkowich, of Arctic Energy Alliance, in front of the new solar panel in Jean Marie River. Image by Jean Marie River First Nation. Canada, 2016.
September 15, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The tricky balance of diesel and solar in Canada's far north.

Wildflowers cover the scars of a forest fire near Jean Marie River, NWT. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

Jim Thomasson sets fires for a living. The biggest, nastiest, hottest fires he can, and then he lets them burn. "Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”

September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories by Saul Elbein

While covering land issues in Cambodia, Saul Elbein discovers just how hard it is to protect yourself fully—and that someone is always watching.

Journalist Coy Saveuth shows the spot where environmental journalist Taing Try's body was found
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories by Saul Elbein

Saul Elbein and Sinary Sany, a Khmer-land activist turned freelance reporter, set out to cover logging in Cambodia's backwoods. Every journalist they met in Phnom Penh told them, "Don't do this."

The river bank downstream of Fort Simpson is mostly squishy silt. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 13, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The town of Fort Simpson sits on a mound of silt, and the grinding ice, melting ever-quicker from climate change, will eventually sweep it away.

Brian Castner paddled the 1125 mile Mackenzie River in this canoe to report on climate change. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 12, 2016 by Brian Castner

What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.

The 24th annual Dehcho First Nation Assembly in Jean Marie River
September 12, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

If you want to know what our continent’s Arctic coast looks like, Google Street View isn’t much help.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Beaty, 29, of Long Island, N.Y., looks for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, 2005
September 7, 2016 / Slate by Paul A. Kramer

In this investigative history, Prof. Paul Kramer uncovers the ways that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the "war on terror," siphoned away resources for natural disaster response.

Journalist Sa Piseth at home with his son, going through photos of illegal logs. Image by Saul Elbein. Cambodia, 2014.
September 6, 2016 / VICE News by Saul Elbein

In Cambodia and across the remote forests of the world, a rising boom in the illegal sale of wood, land, and minerals has turned the environmental beat into a new kind of conflict journalism.

Beans cooking over wood fire
August 31, 2016 / takepart by Makenzie Huber

Rice, corn, and beans are just some of the staples getting the high-tech treatment and helping families spend less on utilities.

Magdonia Reyes Salazar, a member of the Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana church in Sosua, Dominican Republic
August 30, 2016 by Makenzie Huber

Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.