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Climate activists from African nations make urgent appeal

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to …


Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany’s national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor

President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time ‘Person of the Year’

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to learn she had been named Time’s youngest “Person of the Year,” saying the accolade deserved to be …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘Die-in’ protest at Riverfront Park highlights perils of climate change

The “die in” demonstration was led by Hope Henning, a junior at North Central High School, and its goal was to shake passersby into acknowledgment of an endangered planet.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Portugal on Tuesday after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, telling cheering supporters that the journey had “energized” her for the fight against …


Thunberg, Cameroon peace activist receive children’s award

Greta Thunberg, who has gone from staging school strikes to scolding world leaders about their climate change inaction, has been awarded the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize. She is a …


Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in …


Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

TORONTO – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to jibes about her …


Fox apologizes for ‘disgraceful’ comment about Greta Thunberg

Fox News has apologized for a guest’s “disgraceful” description of environmental activist Greta Thunberg as mentally ill but was silent Tuesday on Laura Ingraham likening her to a murderous cult …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

`Greta’: A young activist’s moment, praised and criticized

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg – whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps – …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

‘I want a future’: Global youth protests urge climate action

Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Teen activist to lawmakers: Forget praise, work on climate

Members of Congress are hailing Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a “superpower” for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change. But Thunberg is not impressed.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming approached New York City’s shores on Wednesday.


Eco-activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

Eco-activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their …


Teenage activist calls leaders not ‘mature enough’ to take action on climate change

When Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old climate activist from Sweden, had the chance to address a global climate change conference this past week, she told officials that she had not come …