young people

Under pressure on climate, Big Oil pitches to the young   -10%

Facing rising anger from young people for their role in accelerating climate change, chief executives of major oil companies launched an effort on Monday to burnish their image on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

Stealth bomber for Area 51 crowd? U.S. military unit apologizes for tweet   -26%

A U.S. military unit apologized on Saturday and deleted a tweet that used the specter of a stealth bomber being deployed against any young people who tried to break into the Area 51 base in Nevada.

Our existence is at stake: Students on islands being swallowed by rising seas join global climate strike   10%

As young people across planet march on cities to demand action, those in territories already suffering the dire impact of environmental catastrophe add their voices to calls for urgent action

Vaping deaths: New York bans flavoured e-cigarettes after epidemic   10%

Manufacturers 'intentionally and recklessly targeting young people,' says Andrew Cuomo

Teenager sues vaping company Juul after being left with lungs like a 70-year-olds   6%

Lawsuit accuses company of using social media posts to target young people

Conflicts, climate change and mental illness among biggest emerging threats to children, United Nations warns   -20%

Young people more vulnerable to grooming and abuse amid online misinformation, children's charity says

BTS return from extended period of rest and relaxation after just one month   6%

K-Pop band are officially back after a short-lived hiatus intended to 'provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s'

Greta Thunberg condemns world leaders in emotional speech at UN  

  • Thunberg, 16, says governments have betrayed young people
  • ‘You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us’

Greta Thunberg has excoriated world leaders for their “betrayal” of young people through their inertia over the climate crisis at a United Nations summit that failed to deliver ambitious new commitments to address dangerous global heating.

Related: If world leaders choose to fail us, my generation will never forgive them | Greta Thunberg

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The climate strike in portraits: the signs, faces and reasons   10%

Photographer Bryan Thomas took portraits of the people participating in the climate strike in New York Friday

Photographs by Bryan Thomas

Friday saw hundreds of thousands of young people take to the streets to protest against climate change. In New York, the protests began at Foley Square with the marchers eventually making their way to Battery Park. We asked the photographer Bryan Thomas, who has covered the effects of sea-level rise in his home state of Florida, to document the event and he decided to set up a mini studio in the heart of the protests in downtown New York. These are the results.

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Millions around the world strike for climate action   5%

Young people from more than 150 countries have skipped school as part of another series of global climate protests urging world leaders to act more aggressively to combat climate change.

Teen activist Greta Thunberg shames world leaders for climate inaction in raw, emotional UN speech: How dare you?   10%

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg told world leaders they were failing young people at Monday’s United Nations climate summit, where US President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance.“We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” Thunberg said, her voice wavering and her eyes filling with tears.The Swedish teen’s impassioned speech, in which she repeated the words “How dare you” four times, was the defining…

US military unit sorry for joke tweet about stealth bomber raid on Area 51 crowd   -20%

A US military unit apologised and deleted a tweet that used the spectre of a stealth bomber being deployed against any young people who tried to break into the Area 51 base in Nevada.The tweet, posted on Friday on the Twitter account of the Defence Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS), took aim at UFO fans and curiosity seekers who poured into the Nevada desert last week, after an online campaign to “storm” the US military base long rumoured to house government secrets about…

West cant solve your problems, Chinas Communist Party tells Hong Kong protesters   6%

Hong Kong’s young people should look north for economic opportunities in mainland China instead of pinning their hopes on Western countries to solve their financial woes, China’s ruling Communist Party said in a social media article on Friday.The commentary, by the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, highlights socioeconomic factors such as the lack of affordable housing in the city as a root cause of the Hong Kong protests, signalling a shift in Beijing’s propaganda efforts in…

How TikTok Holds Our Attention   30%

Jia Tolentino on the popular short-video app, which young people are using to churn through images and sounds at warp speed, repurposing reality into ironic, bite-size content.

Countries promise more aggressive action at U.N. climate summit, but is it enough?   6%

Days after millions of young people took to the streets around the world to protest for more aggressive action on climate change, dozens of world leaders arrived Monday at the United Nations facing a simple question: What’s your plan?

Why youth are leading climate strikes   6%

The Sept. 20 protests over global heating reflect a rise in youth-led activism and the particular perspectives of young people, starting with their innocence.

Letters to the Editor: Why weren't the Democratic candidates at the climate marches?   19%

Young people can do what it takes to fight climate change, but older adults -- including political leaders -- appear content mostly to talk, talk, talk.

The way you vape could make it even more dangerous   35%

In the wake of six deaths and 380 cases of confirmed and probable lung disease across the US, the Trump administration has called for banning most flavored e-cigarettes because of their huge appeal to young people.

'I was non-stop Juuling up a storm': 10 college students on their vaping addictions   3%

The CDC, FDA, White House and a who's who of officials in suits want young people to stop using e-cigarettes amid a mysterious outbreak of hundreds of vaping-related lung illnesses.

Meet the Teenagers Striking With Greta Thunberg for Climate Justice   10%

On September 20, 2019, millions of young people around the world skipped school to take part in the Global Climate Strike, organized by teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg. They sent a powerful message to world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit—we need to take action to combat climate change, and we need to do it now. We followed three teenagers as they prepped to join the march for climate justice in New York City—16-year-old Sophie Anderson, 17-year-old Kiana Low and 15-year-old Alessandro Dal Bon. This is what it was like to march that day.

Eco-anxiety spurs youth to take action on climate change   -7%

With fires, floods, and pollution growing faster and more serious every year, children and young people are scared that they'll be bearing the brunt of this crisis. It's spawning a condition called eco-anxiety, a fear of environmental catastrophe. And while it's not officially recognized as a medical diagnosis, experts say it's real.

Rare Protests Against Egypts Leader Erupt in Cairo and Elsewhere   -2%

Hundreds of young people, responding to online calls for demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, chanted “Down with Sisi” and “Leave now.”

John L. Keenan, Who Led the Son of Sam Manhunt, Dies at 99   10%

At one point, Chief Keenan put 300 people on the case, and he was the one who took the confession from the killer, David Berkowitz, who had slain six young people.

A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change   10%

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is calling on young people to skip school Friday and hold rallies to demand more action against climate change.