Young activists rallying in Paris before the landmark 2015 climate summit.
This weekend sees a major youth climate rally in Washington DC. But do young people really hold the key to overcoming climate inaction, or are we wrong to put our faith in their ability to drive change?
‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
Citizens protesting at the Volokolamsk town hall, after noxious fumes from a local landfill sent 50 children to the hospital.
Radio Free Europe
Massive noxious garbage dumps piling up around Moscow have sparked citizen protests. And those protests are turning into criticism of the political system, which could threaten the Putin regime.
Protesting in Berlin.
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.
Teach a child about other cultures and we can form bonds around the world.
Forging emotional bonds through care, companionship and shared experiences, two very different countries built civic ties from the rubble of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
While some argue globalization has been bad for the environment, the move towards deglobalization could spell serious trouble for climate. This photo from 2014 shows smoke streams from the chimneys of a coal-fired power station in Germany.
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Some experts argue globalization has been bad for the environment. But moving away from globalization could have other consequences that could be even more devastating for the environment.
Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Democratic members of the House and Senate in late 2017.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
The Democratic Party is a mishmash of causes and interest groups. The party's future will be determined by how its leaders balance and align the interests of its diverse factions.
Emmanuel Macron is driving through his neoliberal agenda by relying on French police forces renowned for their violence against ethnic minority citizens, protestors and migrants.
A San Diego rally against a scheduled visit by President Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull
Defiant against Trump's policies on immigration and environment, California finds itself defending its way of life – the California Dream itself.
The language that you speak may affect your approach to climate change.
Research suggests that speakers of "present-tensed" languages such as German and Finnish - in which the future can be describe in the present tense - are more likely to support stronger climate policies.
Kelp and sardines in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
No new oil drilling has been approved since 1984 off the California coast, where a major spill in 1969 helped launch the environmental movement. Sixty-nine percent of Californians oppose offshore drilling today.
The roots of organic farming in the United Kingdom can be traced to the fascism movement that began after the First World War.
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Organic farming has roots in 20th century fascism, challenging the assumption that environmentalism and progressive politics are symbiotic.
The coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the top carbon dioxide emitters in the United States, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga.
(AP Photo/Branden Camp)
In the age of climate change, investors have different ideas about financial risk. Green bonds take social, environmental and governance issues into consideration, and could help fight climate change.
John Fekner’s art warned others of toxins poisoning the planet.
Fekner at English Wikipedia
Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
Past and present: Bob Brown (centre) pictured in 2010 with Greens colleagues including current leader Richard Di Natale (right).
AAP Image/Alan Porritt
The environmental issues we face are ideal recruiting for green parties, but the breakthroughs aren't happening, and after 25 years as a federal party the Greens are still fighting on the same fronts.
The tropical dry forest characteristic of Colombia’s Montes de Maria region has all but disappeared.
Felipe Villegas, Instituto Humboldt
As Colombia seeks to rebuild after fifty years of armed conflict, an emerging conservationist movement is linking lasting peace to healthy habitats.
The traditional media industry comes with a large environmental cost, but emissions from digital productions are often ignored.
AAP Image/Keri Megelus
Al Gore's trip to Australia this week is the latest in a long line of visits - and not just because he has movies to promote.
Walden Pond. Ekabhishek/Wikimedia Commons
Henry David Thoreau might appear to be very ill-adapted for the modern West – but his writing contains some striking lessons for the modern world.