Jake Bleiberg

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American reporter working for VICE News Canada
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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...