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 Jennifer Morgan (centre) executive director of Greenpeace International, talks to reporters  on the last day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Climate activists and environmental NGOs have expressed dismay at the weak outcome at the UN climate talks. After two weeks of talks all countries a(...)

 Laurence Tubiana  during the  Madrid summit, on Friday.  There has been a lack of political leadership, she said, but Europe’s  deal endorsing net-zero emissions by 2050 was ‘the best news this week’.  Photograph: Fernando Villar/EPA

As global leaders remained embroiled in disagreement on a final outcome to the UN climate talks in Madrid, sustained pressure from countries seeking a(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson at the UN climate change conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images

An international declaration which, if adopted, would legally recognise the right of children to a healthy environment has been unveiled at the COP25 (...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

Carnsore wind farm in Wexford which contributes to Total Produce’s energy requirements.

Fruit and vegetable producer Total Produce has moved to 100 per cent renewable electric energy sources to power its Irish business as it targets a red(...)

Support for Daniel Ortega is often framed in mystical terms, locating him above the fray of everyday life.   Photograph:  INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

In the years following the Sandinista revolution of 1979, labour day was routinely marked in Nicaragua by mass gatherings that honoured fallen heroes (...)

Anti-government demonstrators  at an improvised barricade in the town of Masaya, 35 km from Managua. Photograph:  Inti Ocon/ AFP/ Getty Images

Auxiliadora Cardoze greeted me in a backyard where exuberant plants and fresh washing left just enough room for the plastic chairs and coffee cups lai(...)

Angel Gahona, journalist, was allegedly killed by a police sniper in Bluefields as he live streamed during an anti-government protest. Drawing: Pedro Molina, April 2018

Iris Parrales, at her Managua home, with pictures of her son Noel Calderón and her husband Humberto, both killed in May 2018. Photograph: Mich(...)

Squeezing out a hard-boiled egg. Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian

When the Toronto foodie Valentina Bachkarova-Lord recently posted a video of her favourite way to peel a bulb of garlic, Twitter went crazy. “ALL THIS(...)

The USA players celebrate their victory over Japan in the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty Images

United States World ranking: 1 World Cup record: They’ve appeared in all seven World Cup finals and have never finished outside the medals, winning (...)

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