IM Pei at the Louvre in Paris in 1989, just before the inauguration of the pyramid he designed as the museum’s new entrance. Photograph: Pierre Gleizes/AP

IM Pei, who began his long career designing buildings for a New York real-estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the w(...)

Summer thunderstorms are projected to increase in frequency and intensity, often triggering flash floods. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The latest analysis of weather patterns in the US shows the world is likely to facing a warmer, wetter climate combined with more frequent, intense th(...)