Jake Bleiberg

Reporter

American reporter working for VICE News Canada
Contact: [email protected]

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Billion-Dollar Funds Tried, and Failed, to Force Oil Majors to Disclose Climate-Change Plans |...
On Wednesday, activist investors representing some of the world's biggest funds tried, and failed, to change how two of America's largest oil companies approach climate change....
Activists File Emergency Legal Action to Halt the Reactivation of a Nuclear Reactor in New York |...
On Tuesday morning, an environmental group filed emergency legal action in an effort to block the restarting of a nuclear reactor at a New York State power plant, where the...
Newark School District Voided Thousands of Requests for New Lead Filters, Records Show | VICE News
On Independence Day, 2013, with kids gone for the summer, a series of messages were sent to staff members at the Miller Street School in Newark, New Jersey, reminding them to do...
Half Grizzly, Half Polar Bear: A New Hybrid May Be Roaming the Canadian North | VICE News
Last week, when Didji Ishalook drew a bead on a odd-looking bear walking over the still snow-covered ground near his home in a remote part of northern Canada, he knew it would...
As Obama Travels to Flint, Congress Has Yet to Help Lead-Contaminated Cities | VICE News
Kathleen Tomczyk won't go see President Barack Obama when he visits Flint, Michigan on Wednesday. She's happy he's coming, but she doesn't have time. Instead, the 72-year-old...
Canadian Weed Dispensaries Make Millions - But They Can't Get a Bank Account | VICE News
To make payroll each month, Dori Dempster used to have to carry cash to the bank in $10,000 chunks. And that, she said, was before the credit union where her medical marijuana...
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Is Drinking Flint's Water Every Day For a Month | VICE News
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is hoping that a drink of water will help to replenish lost faith in his administration and - perhaps - temper calls for him to resign over his...
Record High Temperatures Have Already Killed Over 100 People in India | VICE News
Despite cranking his car's air conditioner to full-blast, Sandeep Sarma struggles not to sweat each morning as he creeps along the 21 miles of traffic-clogged road to his office...
Tigers Are Making a Comeback for the First Time in a Century | VICE News
Tigers are clawing closer to a comeback. After being pushed to the brink of extinction in the wild by a century of hunting and habitat destruction, roughly 3,890 of the world's...
Newark, New Jersey School Officials Admit to Dangerous Levels of Lead Since at Least 2012 | VICE...
Dangerous levels of lead have contaminated the drinking water of school children in Newark, New Jersey since at least 2012, school officials have announced. Last week, the...
It's Still Unclear How Long Chris Christie's Appointed Managers Knew About Lead in Newark Schools...
A week after it was revealed that lead was tainting the water of public schools in Newark, New Jersey, school officials continue to remain silent about how long and at what...
Some Newark, New Jersey Schools Needed New Lead Filters Years Ago, Photographs Show | VICE News
Water filters installed on drinking fountains and taps to protect school children in Newark, New Jersey from the toxic effects of lead were not consistently changed as suggested...
A Letter from a Newark, New Jersey School Official Raised Concerns About Lead Contamination - In...
School officials were concerned with lead in the water of schools in Newark, New Jersey more than two years before the revelation this week that water in nearly half of the...
The Water in Nearly Half of Newark, New Jersey's Public Schools Is Contaminated With Lead | VICE...
Lead has been detected in the drinking water of thirty schools in New Jersey's largest city, state and city officials announced Wednesday. Throughout Newark, school water...
China's Toxic Waste Problem Is Just as Bad as Its Notorious Air Pollution | VICE News
Chinese media reports that police have made a big break in a toxic waste case that came to international attention after a restaurant owner died from inhaling poisonous gases...
Economists Say China Has Turned the Corner on Planet-Warming Emissions - China Insists It Hasn't...
VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here . For the world's largest producer of greenhouse gas, a possible drop in...
Obama's Not Really Waging a War on Coal - But China Is | VICE News
Roughly 1.3 million Chinese workers will climb out of mines in the coming years and file out of coal-fired power plants for the last time. Some 500,000 colleagues, laid off from...
Humans Are Doing a Remarkable Job of Killing the Species That Feed Us | VICE News
From almonds to apples, our food supply relies in large part on the industriousness of buzzing pollinators. But human activities could wipe out many birds, bees, bats, and...
Canada's Marijuana Gray Market Boom Isn't Going Anywhere | VICE News
Don Briere was once convicted and sent to prison for running British Columbia's largest network of marijuana grow ops. So on Wednesday, when a Canadian judge ruled that the ban...
The US Said India's Solar Power Plan Discriminates Against American Companies - And the WTO...
At the behest of Uncle Sam, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has spiked parts of a plan to spread solar energy across India - where more than 300 million people lack...
Canada's Largest Pharmacy Chain Is Quietly Thinking About Selling Medical Weed | VICE News
Canada's largest chain of pharmacies is looking to cash in on Justin Trudeau's green rush, as they test the waters on selling medical marijuana. And it looks like they've paid...
Canadians Can Grow Their Own Medical Marijuana, Court Says in Bombshell Ruling | VICE News
Canadian medical marijuana patients have won the right to grow their own bud in a landmark court ruling released Wednesday. Federal Judge Michael Phelan has ruled in favor of...
It's Been 30 Centuries Since Sea Levels Were Rising This Quickly | VICE News
VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here . New research suggests that the world's oceans rose faster in the last 100...
Flint Residents Paid the Highest Rates in the US for Their Lead-Contaminated Water | VICE News
Even as lead poisoned their water, residents of Flint, Michigan paid the highest prices in the country to keep the tap on, according to a survey of the 500 largest water systems...
Air Pollution Kills 5.5 Million People a Year - Over Half of Them in China, India | VICE News
Air pollution caused more than 5.5 million premature deaths in 2013, with more than half of those occurring in China and India, according to a new study, and pollution...
America Keeps Telling Canada That Polar Bears Are Going Extinct; Canada Disagrees | VICE News
Green groups and the American government are expected to lobby the global community to classify polar bears as a species threatened with extinction. But Canada, home to sixty...
The Train Derailment That Gushed Oil Into A Quebec River Has Spawned Freaky Fish | VICE News
Two-and-a-half years after a train carrying millions of gallons of crude oil derailed and exploded in the small Quebec town of Lac-M├ęgantic, scientists are finding deformities...
'War of the Woods' Over a Massive Canadian Rainforest Ends With a Peace Agreement | VICE News
For decades, a battle raged amidst the trees of Great Bear Rainforest, with First Nations, environmentalists and the lumber industry clashing over logging and land rights. But...
Liberals and NDP Wage Bitter Battles to Unseat Each Other's Leader in Montreal | VICE News
On Thursday night, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau made a surprise appearance at a campaign event in a hip, nameless bar in the heart of a Montreal riding that has been enemy...
Here's How Police in Canada Are Becoming More Militarized | VICE News
The C8 Carbine is advertised as having "been battle proven in harsh combat environments ... for over 25 years," but, according to the Toronto police, the weapon's lightness and...

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