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How Volunteers From All Over The World Have Transformed The Refugee Crisis On Lesbos

On a windswept, rocky outcrop high above the north coast of the Greek island of Lesbos, a small group of volunteers peered through binoculars at an inflatable boat bobbing across the waves a few miles away. Their jackets bore the

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California’s Justice System Numbers Show a Big Problem When It Comes to Race

VICE News is closely watching policing in America. Check out the Officer Involved blog here. California made public a trove of data on Wednesday that shows striking racial imbalances in the state’s justice system, particularly regarding disproportionate rates of black people being

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Here’s How Much of the World’s Forests Could Vanish by 2050

VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest

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Medicine in India: ‘Qualified Quacks’ and a Baffling Drug Landscape

This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today and VICE News. Everything about 33-year-old Vishal Chand pointed to a myocardial infarction — commonly known as a heart attack — when he presented to Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur,

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Here’s How Many People Die Each Day in China Because of Its Filthy Air

Air pollution is killing about 1.6 million people every year in China, or nearly 4,400 people every day, accounting for seventeen percent of all the country’s deaths, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found

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