Lydia Millet: Rise up and save us, Joe Biden

There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.
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Tire pollution: A potential solution to an invisible problem

Environmental destruction often comes from unexpected places. But to this team of young inventors, identifying the source of the problem is just the first step toward devising a solution.


Youth voter turnout is surging due to concerns over guns, climate change and race

Major social movements driven by young activists around climate change, gun safety and Black Lives Matter protests have led to an explosion of civic awareness among younger Americans, who are on track to turn out to vote in record numbers this election and could play a pivotal role in some key battleground states.


From Appalachia to Wyoming: Youth from Coal Country discuss the future after coal

Youth from Appalachia and Wyoming discuss the future for themselves and their communities as their region's major industry declines.

How a climate corps could put youth to work in greening America

The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps put thousands of young men to work in U.S. parks and forests, transforming the nation’s parks system. A new Climate Corps could provide badly-needed work for young people while providing them with training for today’s green jobs.

Eco-anxiety: Taking its toll on global youth

Day after day, week after week, the steady drum-beat of climate change issues - from melting ice caps to Australian infernos - is exacting a global mental health toll. And no one feels the heat more than young people.

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Youth climate movement recalibrates

Sixteen children await a decision from the United Nations on whether their home nations have endangered their rights by not adequately responding to climate change.

The younger you are, the less you notice climate change, says study

Young people aren't as good at spotting environmental changes, like disappearing biodiversity, compared to older generations. It could mean that irreversible environmental change could go unnoticed if older generations aren't consulted about what should be considered 'normal'.


At the intersection of climate change and environmental and reproductive justice

"Reproductive justice is the right to reproductive health care, and the right to have children or not, the right to the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth, and the right to raise children in a safe and healthy environment. These rights will be challenged by climate change, including increasing temperatures."


More than warming. How a climate group became diverse

It was a swampy evening when masked demonstrators gathered outside the home of a city lawmaker in Washington and demanded that he help slash the police budget. Leading the way were activists with an unexpected affiliation: the Sunrise Movement, the youth-led climate organization that's credited with catapulting the Green New Deal into the national spotlight.


Greta Thunberg plans to donate one million-euro prize to green causes

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday she would donate 1 million euros ($1.14 million) from a new prize she has won to groups tackling climate change and defending nature.


World Oceans Day: Free youth activist bootcamp on beating plastic pollution

If you’re young and looking for ways to fight ocean plastic, you may be interested in an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp for youth activists that is virtual and free this year.

As Covid-19 hits Navajo Nation, young people step up to protect elders

Younger generations have come to play a pivotal grassroots role in the pandemic response across Navajo Nation, which has been devastated by COVID-19.


Pandemic may reverse human development for first time in 30 years, UN says

The novel coronavirus outbreak has starkly exposed inequalities worldwide and could set back human development for the first time since 1990, the United Nations said on Wednesday.


Trump pushes young Republicans away. Abortion pulls them back

On everything from climate change to marijuana, the generational divide that is evident among Democrats is no less present on the other side of the aisle. It’s just less visible.
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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

No place is safe: Tiny bit of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

"No one had ever looked at microplastics on Everest before—the scary thing is we found microplastic in every single snow sample that we took."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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