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The movement to ban miniature toiletries isn’t likely to make a dent in the global plastic crisis. vaidehi shah/Flickr

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world. AAP Image/Darren England

Can environmental populism save the planet?

Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
One of the artworks made as part of a project where Australians are sending artistic representations of the bird to politicians to protest the Adani mine, which threatens the bird’s habitat. Robyn Rich

Protest art: rallying cry or elegy for the black-throated finch?

Australian artists are protesting the Adani mine's potential impact on the black-throated finch. The project is gaining traction online, but in this case, emotive art might not be enough.
A Syrian refugee child sits on the window of his family’s trailer home painted by refugee artists in a camp near Mafraq, Jordan. AP/Raad Adayleh

5 ways the Syrian revolution continues

The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
Yolanda Renee King, the grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr., alongside Jaclyn Corin, a Parkland survivor and activist. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

3 ways activist kids these days resemble their predecessors

These youngsters have ample fervor, and they are dramatically photogenic. Dismissing them as being fake or lightweight can spell trouble for members of the establishment.

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