People watch Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s  address to the nation at a shop in Jammu on Wednesday. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

India claimed on Wednesday to have successfully shot down one of its own satellites with an indigenously developed anti-satellite missile, making it t(...)

The world’s first SMR  began operations in June 2018. The AP1000 was built by US manufacturing giant Westinghouse Electric Co, and is about 400km to the south of Shanghai

Ireland is struggling to reduce its greenhouse gases even while making great strides in harnessing wind power, so is there a case for looking at devel(...)

Illustration: Michael Viney

It takes a good while for the sun to clear the mountain these mornings. But when we’re lucky, it strikes the crystal hanging in the window and flashes(...)

New  report shows  average world temperatures  on course to far exceed  goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA

Negotiations at the UN summit in Poland, now entering their final political phase, continue to be dominated by issues around the strictness of a ruleb(...)

  Fire  near a home atop a ridge near Big Bend, California earlier this month. File photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Climate change will cost the US economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to infrastruc(...)

In this undated photograph provided by the North Korean government,  leader Kim Jong Un watches  the  missile test  on Wednesday.

The United States has warned the North Korean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its(...)

Fiji’s prime minister  speaks at the opening of the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn on Monday. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Syria said on Tuesday that it intends to join the 2015 Paris agreement for slowing climate change, isolating the United States as the only country op(...)

Greenpeace members protest against diesel emissions. According to T&E, if one takes a measurement of a car’s whole-life carbon dioxide emissions, as opposed to merely localised exhaust pipe emissions, diesel cars actually cause the emission of more CO2 than an equivalent petrol car.

Much of the talk at last week’s Frankfurt motor show was about diesel, and how it’s still a critical fuel source for the future of motoring. In spite (...)

A South Korean man in Seoul watches a television report on a recent North Korean ballistic missile launch. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun

The United States has flown two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday after Pyongyang’s recent tests of inter(...)

Hwasong-14 test launch in North Korea. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency

North Korea has risked provoking a confrontation with Washington after it claimed on Tuesday to have launched its first intercontinental ballistic mis(...)

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