The Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California. File photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, a massive US report has concluded, contradicting senior Trump administration officials who downp(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten at the handover of his new 100% electric car. Last month, he flew to Brussels to demand that the State be allowed to opt out of even the basic emissions commitments we had already signed up to. File photograph: Maxwell Photography

Nobody knows for sure what the future holds, either for us as individuals or as societies, but if you look closely, there is a growing body of scienti(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has extended a red level wind warning to the whole country as Ireland braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia, ahead of what is(...)

Met Éireann is liaising with the United Kingdom Met Office, and the United States National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida.  Image: Windy.com

The strongest effects expected to be felt from Hurricane Ophelia will be late on Monday off Kerry and then Galway, according to Met Éireann. However,(...)

A Boeing facility in Washington. US manufacturing increased 0.2 per cent in January from the previous month, a Federal Reserve report shows.

US factory output increased for the fourth time in five months amid gains in machinery and chemicals, extending a gradual recovery in manufacturing. (...)

Without action on climate change experts believe polar bears will  disappear from much of the Arctic. Photograph: Josh Haner/ New York Times

Climate change continues to advance, with new data from two US government research bodies declaring 2016 to have been the hottest year on record. Thi(...)

2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to a new analysis by Nasa - 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001. Photograph: Scientific Visualization Studio/Goddard Space Flight Center

Global temperatures are continuing to rise, with 2015 down as the hottest year since records began in 1880. Last year’s temperature rise shattered th(...)

Environmental report card: The Arctic Ocean reached its peak ice cover in 2015 on February 25th – a full 15 days earlier than the long-term average and the lowest extent recorded since records began in 1979. Photograph: Clement Sabourin/AFP/Getty Images

The Arctic experienced record air temperatures and a new low in peak ice extent during 2015, with scientists warning that climate change is having “pr(...)

Tangier Island, Virginia, in Chesapeake Bay; The island is just 4ft above sea level so it is vulnerable to the vast expanse of water around it. Photograph: Simon Carswell

As James “Ooker” Eskridge drives around Tangier Island, which he has represented as mayor for eight years, he stops his electric golf cart next(...)

Worldwide the amount of carbon dioxide emitted has grown year-on-year for the past two decades.

When US president Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan this weekend it put climate change firmly back into the media limelight and into publi(...)

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