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Heatwaves like the record-breaking 2017 event in central and eastern China were once rare. They are now one-in-five-year events due to climate change. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Civilisation is increasingly out of sync with the world’s changing climate, as heatwaves, such as those in the Mediterranean and in China during 2017,(...)

Camp Barentz. Photograph: Hurtigruten Svalbard

I’m just back from a place that doesn’t appear on most globes, as it’s obliterated by the bolt connecting the turning mechanism to the stand. It’s at(...)

 British naturalist Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland: “The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.” Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

The collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is “on the horizon” due to climate change, Sir David Attenborough declared at(...)

Joe Healy IFA President: five actions the  Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate mitigation.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It’s time to “move beyond climate blaming and into climate action” in addressing the issue of carbon emissions arising from agriculture, according to (...)

Argentina’s Martin Landajo during training at  UCD, Dublin, ahead of their match against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Nobody told Argentina it was monsoon season at the Belfield Bowl. A dog of an afternoon. Rain strafing the roof of the sheds and drowning voices as th(...)

Mario Melo was rushed to a local hospital in the town of Pinamar, where he was later declared dead. Image: Google Maps

A former champion boxer has choked to death during a televised croissant-eating contest in Argentina. The death of 56-year-old Mario Melo was announ(...)

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind remained his most discussed unfinished film. Photograph: Apic/Getty

Towards the close of They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, one vessel in the Orson Welles flotilla that has just docked at Netflix Cove, the great man ponder(...)

Ralf Brandstätter, chief operating officer of Volkswagen was joined on stage by supermodel and actress Cara Delevigne. It is her 41-million Instagram followers that VW found much more tempting than the traditional surrounds of a motor show

Volkswagen skipped the Paris motor show this year, and now we know why. The German giant was planning to get the airwaves all to itself for the launch(...)

Safefood has expressed concerns that foods with less strict standards than currently apply in the EU may cross the border from the North into the Repu(...)

‘Like so many of us, I often go through the world ignoring the signs that I am valued by people around me’ Photograph: iStock

Last week in this column, I wrote about the unfortunate fact that I have fewer friends than I would like, or perhaps than I should (I am unsure who is(...)

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