A woman writes a message on a heart painted on the National Covid Memorial Wall, at the embankment on the south side of the River Thames in London last week. Photograph: Getty Images

Two scientists advising the British government have warned against lifting all remaining coronavirus restrictions in England on June 21st, as fears gr(...)

 Health secretary Matt Hancock: Said Covid cases were now at their highest level since April 12th, with 3,180 reported in the UK on Wednesday. Photograph:   Rob Pinney/Getty Images

Up to three-quarters of new UK Covid cases are thought to be caused by the variant first detected in India, as the reported number more than doubled t(...)

Public Health England  has reported that 73 cases of the B.1.617 variant have been confirmed in England. File photograph: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

The discovery of 77 UK cases of a Covid-19 variant first detected in India could be a cause for concern, an expert has said. Public Health England (P(...)

Workmen clear rubbish from standing water in the Pejagalan neighbourhood in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph:  Ed Wray/Getty Images

Coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise “up to four times faster than the global average”, which threatens many megacities locate(...)

 Unless the Covid-19 recovery directs investments in clean energy  emissions ‘will likely start increasing again within a few years’, the authors note. File photograph: Getty

Despite 64 countries cutting carbon emissions associated with fossil fuels during the 2016-2019 period, the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfol(...)

The Paris Agreement is frustratingly vague and imprecise as to what constitutes pre-industrial

Research groups around the world provide updates of global surface temperatures that are critical to evaluating climate change trends. They differ ba(...)

 Lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus caused huge falls in transport use, as well as reductions in industry and commercial operations. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

The global lockdown will have a “negligible” impact on rising temperatures but a green recovery could avert dangerous climate change, a study has said(...)

Ireland is overdue a 3m storm surge, long before the end of the century. File photograph: The Irish Times

An evaluation of global coastal flooding risk up to the end of the century, including possible impact on economies and those living on coastlines, put(...)

Flood protection barrier at Laytown beach, Co Meath. Photograph: iStock

Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by almost 50 per cent due to climate change in the next 80 years, endangering many millions of people(...)

Increased use of residential buildings by people working at home only marginally offset the drop in emissions from other sectors. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect in cutting daily carbon emissions, but the trend is unlikely to last, according to analysis b(...)

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