After years of fighting, anti-fracking activists in Lancashire hailed the government’s 2019 ban on the practice.
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Teenagers directly affected by fracking have voiced disappointment at the political process. They’re looking for other ways to make their voices heard
Global movements for social change are being led by girls, who are the most affected by environmental, labour and social justice issues.
Telling girls to smile pressures distracts them from the very real, dangerous and sometimes deadly challenges that girls around the world face.
The Fearless Girl statue stands across from the Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district.
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It’s clear that when girls and young women are at the forefront of major social justice movements, the old structures of patriarchy and misogyny can be challenged and hopefully dismantled.
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A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public’s motivation to act on climate change.
A new documentary follows a group of young Australian climate activists, loosely weaving their fresh protests with historical events. It’s powerful, if a little too polite.
Public housing tower in Flemington, Melbourne.
What might the past offer us at this moment, and how will future generations reflect on this year? How will this present become the future’s past?
State governments, councils, researchers and entrepreneurs are slowing our slide to disaster – but they need others to step up.
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A new Greta Thunberg biopic has drawn criticism from those who don’t see the value in the stories of young lives. But children’s voices matter — and Thunberg’s is potent.
Activists in more than 3,500 cities in 154 countries mobilised on September 25 for the first global climate strike since the pandemic began.
Activists can broaden the purview of green recovery plans and highlight issues of climate justice.
Two years since Greta Thunberg’s first school strike, young environmentalists around the globe aren’t trying to save the world. They are building a better one.
The Swedish ‘flight shame’ campaign was a runaway success. We asked those it affected how it influenced their travel behaviour.
Greta Thunberg talks with Professor Johan Rockström about the coronavirus and the environment at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, April 21 2020.
During the pandemic, climate activists are thinking globally and acting digitally.
A crowd observes the world’s first Earth Day on April 23, 1970, in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
When the current crisis passes, we must seize the opportunity to re-imagine, and to create, a different kind of future.
The beginning of the year has brought not only a cascade of bad news but also a wealth of great memes. With detached humour, people on the internet are identifying a problem, but the question remains: what do do about it?
Despite the nihilism and pessimism of internet memes, people ultimately understand the direness of the danger posed by a powerful virus, climate change and global instability.
Volkswagen started production on its electric ID.3 cars in November 2019.
After ‘Dieselgate’, Volkswagen appears keen to rescue its public image. Now it’s looking to hire its own ‘Greta Thunberg’.
The Oscars red carpet saw two glamorous examples of couture that is better for the planet - but were they truly sustainable?
Millions of youth have participated in climate strikes, negotiations, press conferences and events, demanding urgent climate action this year.
The actions of today’s leaders on climate change will determine how much more vocal youth will become in 2020.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg listens during a meeting with climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain.
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Some have started to frame Thunberg’s activism in messianistic terms – and this can serve as fodder for climate deniers.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is a master of staying on topic.
The point of an argument can become lost when debating climate change. Greta Thunberg show us how to stay on-topic.
Some of the young people who are part of the lawsuit filed against the federal government, seen at a press conference in Vancouver, B.C., in October 2019.
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Two recent legal cases in Canada help explain the evolution of climate activism here and around the rest of the world.