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Livable Planet

We Must Protect the People Dying in the Fight Against Climate Change

A new initiative is taking a stand against threats, harassment, and the deaths of environmentalists across the globe.
Emily Weitz
3.12.18
Rise Up

Women Activists in Ethiopia Are Fighting to Eradicate the Dangerous Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

These women are shifting cultural norms through grassroots action, and changing the future for women and girls in their communities for the better.
Impact Staff
3.9.18
Livable Planet

Let’s Stop Relying on the US Government to Lead the Fight on Climate Change

Following COP 23, an environmental conference on curbing emissions, it's clearer than ever that the threats posed by climate change cannot wait for the United States to get its act together.
Alexis Chemblette
12.6.17
Livable Planet

America Gave Up On Climate Change, So These Global Efforts Stepped Up

The UN honored big thinkers addressing climate change around the world.
Alexis Chemblette
11.24.17
Voices

African Countries Want to Slow the Effects of Climate Change by Beefing Up Their Farm Industries

Some are building resilient agricultural systems to slow the effects of climate change, create jobs and kickstart economies.
Alexis Chemblette
11.14.17
Livable Planet

At COP 23, America's Answer to Climate Change is Using More Fossil Fuels

Diplomats from nearly 200 countries are in Germany for the most significant international talks on climate change since President Trump took office and pulled the U.S. out of the Paris agreement.
Alexis Chemblette
11.8.17
Livable Planet

The COP23 Climate Change Summit Is Suddenly Important Because of Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal

President Trump threw the landmark Paris agreement into disarray, but other countries are taking the responsibility for trying to halt climate change.
Alexis Chemblette
11.6.17
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How the World's Most Influential Leaders are Trying to End Extreme Poverty

At Bill and Melinda Gates’ Goalkeepers Event, global minds came together to champion the Global Goals to try and change the world for the better.
Emily Weitz
10.19.17
Voices

Ellie Goulding Is a Climate Change Activist as Much As She's a Pop Star

VICE Impact chats with the Grammy-nominated artist on the roots of her activism, her role models, and how she is using her star power to champion environmental protection.
Madeline Moitozo
10.19.17
Frontier

Here's How Twelve Young Activists Would Use $15,000 to Fight Climate Change

The Young Champions of the Earth winners will receive seed money, needs-based training, and access to powerful networks and support.
Emily Weitz
10.12.17
Rise Up

Beyoncé Leads Protest Anthem in New Short Film for Gender Equality

#FreedomForGirls was made in celebration of the International Day of the Girl.
Aaron Barksdale
10.11.17
Rise Up

Grassroots Women’s Movements Just Got $20 Million in Funding to Combat Gender Inequality

The Goalkeepers Conference is trying to support the role of women in facilitating change.
Emily Weitz
10.5.17
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