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The wind farm at Bruckana on the Laois, Kilkenny and Tipperary borders. For Ireland, electricity was the one area where we made major progress in reducing emissions. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In advance of this autumn’s global climate conference in Glasgow, major world players have announced new, more far-ranging commitments to reduce green(...)

Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions for the tour to South Africa. Photograph: 
Dan Sheridan/Inpho

  Backs   Stuart Hogg (Scotland) Position: Fullback Age: 28 Club: Exeter Caps: 85 Lions Tests: 0 Form guide: Scotland captain (...)

‘I’m not a cat’: Rod Ponton in a Zoom call for a  US court session in February. Photograph: Judge Roy Ferguson/394th District Court of Texas/PA Wire

On days when news of the pandemic is especially bleak, I sometimes think of Rod Ponton. He is the Texas lawyer who logged into an online court hearing(...)

The event will forge a declaration on how to raise global ambition at COP26 with specific recommendations to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.   Photograph: iStock

Details have been announced of Irish initiative to lead an international effort “to move beyond ambition” among the world’s largest carbon pollut(...)

‘We need to care for nature, so that nature may care for us,’ said the pope. Photograph: Getty Images

Efforts to contain the rise in global temperature to within 1.5 degrees have received a strong boost, with the United States declaring it is to halve (...)

Steam rises from the Miller coal power plant in Adamsville, Alabama. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Thursday pledged to slash US greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, a new target it hopes wi(...)

A coal power plant in Adamsville, Alabama. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

The United States is scaling up its climate ambition in tandem with whistle-stop visits to big carbon-emitting countries in an effort to forge greater(...)

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg will be fined  €1,975 to maintain public confidence in the rules used to fight the coronavirus pandemic, police say. Photograph:  Stian Lysberg Solum/EPA

Norway’s prime minister broke her country’s Covid-19 rules by organising a 60th birthday dinner for 13 family members and will be fined, becoming the (...)

Mural of  Greta Thunberg by artist Emmalene Blake in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Greta Thunberg turned 18 a few months ago but occasionally she forgets that. “I actually can vote now,” she grins. But the words “we children” still s(...)

Bryson DeChambeau has brought the power-hitting game to a new level. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

A couple of months ago when Rory McIlroy finished his pre-tournament press conference ahead of the Phoenix Open he looked around the room at the repor(...)

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