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Fast furniture: Billy bookcases on the Ikea website; they start at €19

As the walls close in, many of us are sprucing them up, spurred to act after hours of looking, during weeks of working from home, at the colour of our(...)

Aside from hiring a third-party organisation to fact-check posts, should social media platforms shoulder more responsibility? The algorithm that serves content to users, after all, is designed to maximise eyeballs on screens regardless of that content.

It was Jonathan Swift who said in 1710 that “falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it”. Fittingly, a version of this quote is almost always (...)

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland takes part in a Climate Action dialogue at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25. Photograph: Cristina Quicler / AFP

UN secretary general António Guterres called on the world’s major economies on Wednesday to signal more ambitious commitments to cut greenhouse emissi(...)

Dr Debra Roberts,  chairwoman of one of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working groups  said there’s no replacement for ‘bold, ambitious mitigation’ against climate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Scientists behind the latest UN report on climate disruption, which reveals accelerating destruction of oceans, glaciers and ice caps due to global he(...)

Plastic straws are among items to be banned in the EU by 2021: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks, knives, and cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by members of th(...)

The world has a little over a decade to bring down greenhouse gas emissions before  dangerous levels of warming become inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in t(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

A plane lands at Heathrow Airport in west London as a third runway at the airport was given the go-ahead by the British cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire

British ministers backed plans for a new runway at London’s Heathrow airport on Tuesday, paving the way for a parliamentary vote on the plan after dec(...)

Chinese honour guards are reflected in the glass of a bus as they prepare for the arrival of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou on Friday. World leaders are gathering in the city for the  G20 summit. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP

In Hangzhou, the manhole covers are locked down, the Swat teams deployed, factories shuttered to guarantee blue skies and one-third of its six millio(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg running in Tiananmen Square in “hazardous” air conditions in March. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Beijing residents long used to hazardous smog were unsurprised by the findings in a new report showing that burning coal was the cause of 366,000 deat(...)

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