Meet the young climate leaders helping to set the COP26 agenda

COP26 is being called our “last hope” for meeting the world’s Paris Agreement goal, and the role of youth is more important than ever.
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At 50, Greenpeace is an environmental success story — with a daunting future

Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the U.S. from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. Today, Greenpeace is the most recognized environmental organization in the world.

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Germany: Berlin climate activists push ahead with weeks-long hunger strike

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Liza Featherstone: 75 percent of young people are frightened by the future. That’s the only sane reaction to climate change.

Climate change is already devastating the young, who feel abandoned by their governments and earlier generations.

After Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Bayou community contemplates moving or rebuilding

In Pointe-aux-Chênes, La., where 80% of homes are uninhabitable after Ida, residents wonder if outside money will be enough to save the community.
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Climate change is worsening ozone problems on the Front Range. Hispanic communities feel it the most

When air quality on the Front Range is bad, it's often because of ozone - a gas created by a mixture of emissions from cars, oil and gas drilling and industrial facilities, combined with the heat and light from the summer sun.


Adam Hoverman, Melissa Lem: West Coast doctors join the call: No more fossil fuels

Our obligation to act on behalf of our patients moves us to call for immediate climate action.
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Climate resilience efforts pose new risks for disabled people

Disabled people, who are already among the most adversely affected by climate change, are facing new risks from climate mitigation efforts.

Climate protesters with disabilities get creative

People with disabilities can be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change — so why shouldn't they be at the forefront of climate activism?

Hurricane Ida pounded Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley.' Residents need help

Rolling Stone speaks with St. James resident and environmental activist Sharon Lavigne: 'People keep calling me. They need generators. The sick and the elderly.


Grannies for Future: Youth have ′no chance′ without old people

When the scale of the climate crisis was brought home to Cordula Weimann, she decided to make some changes. She used to drive a sports car and take flights on vacation. Then she launched the Grannies for Future movement.

Climate change is already rejiggering where Americans live

Some Hurricane Ida survivors may have no choice but to leave. Sooner or later, people across the country will be in the same bind.
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