EXTINCTION UPDATE is an environmental alarm clock that investigates some of the ways in which we're destroying our planet.
Let Lee Explain
Paper Straws are Terrible for the Environment
Lee explains recycling.
Putting Robert E. Lee Statues Where They Belong (The Trash)
Putting Robert E. Lee where he belongs (like the title says).
VICE Labs / Extra Scene
Direct Effect: What Does Away Mean?
NYC has the largest sanitation department in the world, generating almost 10,000 tons of waste per day. 26 years after this PSA first aired the issue persists.
The Illegal Trash Volcano Burning in Kalymnos
The 'volcano' of Kalymnos is not a geological phenomenon or a natural formation - it's an illegal dump on a picturesque Greek island.
Come aboard as the VICE crew takes a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrad
The Mafia is Trashing Italy
In the city of Naples and the surrounding countryside of Campania, Italy, the Mafia has controlled the waste-management industry for decades.