Climate change activist, Saoi O’Connor (16): ‘No amount of COPs will change this, because the people who hold the power in those negotiations do not want it to change.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Climate change experts and campaigners, including participants in the Dublin Climate Dialogues, were asked what their COP26 expectations are, and w(...)

Will Young: ‘I was nervous about wearing red trainers in case people thought I was gay.’ Photograph: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage via Getty

Will Young exits a cab and ambles towards me up a quiet south London street, where I’ve been loitering outside his terraced house like a superfan. No (...)

Forthcoming legislation is expected to oblige water companies to monitor the levels of microplastics in drinking water. File photograph: iStock

The impact of plastic pollution in our oceans, on our coastlines, in our soils and ultimately in our food and water has become a hot topic for enviro(...)

Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past a sign alerting pedestrians to social distancing  in Newcastle city centre on September 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns, amid growing concern that re(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf.

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf is now in receipt of a UK public service pension, having recently turned 60, the bank’s board was in(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Lenders still have the discretion to extend payment breaks under their normal toolkit (for problem loans), but I think we’re now probably getting to the point where it’s starting to become more than a payment break.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf, the Central Bank of Ireland’s governor of 12 months, has not been immune to time taking on a whole new meaning in the world of Covid(...)

Coronavirus complications: British cases reveal a rise in a life-threatening condition called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recoverin(...)

 Indian farmers harvesting  wheat. As much as one third of the world’s population could  be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century. Photograph:  EPA/Sanjay Baid

More than three billion people will be living in places with “near unlivable” temperatures by 2070, according to a major study of global heating trend(...)

Since satellite records began in 1979, summer Arctic ice has lost 40 per cent of its area and up to 70 per cent of its volume

The loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is now very likely before 2050, new research shows, even if the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis a(...)

Simran Lalwani in a low-risk ward in a Hong Kong hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Photograph: Christina Simons for The New York Times

The images looked benign: a hand dangling chopsticks over a bowl of soup, a young man giving a thumbs up, a woman reclining in a bed at Ikea. But the(...)

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