Jane Goodall: The English anthropologist is known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. Her study of nature informs her religious belief. Photograph: Getty Images

Since its launch in French Guiana on Christmas Day, the James Webb Space Telescope has journeyed about a million miles into space where it is expected(...)

Prices for the most common type of recycled plastic have doubled in a year to hit fresh records as companies vie for limited supplies, threatening ambitious targets set out by drinks and consumer goods groups.

Prices for the most common type of recycled plastic have doubled in a year to hit fresh records as companies vie for limited supplies, threatening amb(...)

Darragh Geraghty and his son. ‘Some days he turns around for another wave.’

Each morning we wave goodbye to my wife as she drives to work. She’ll be back later, I tell the children, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. Some(...)

Jeremy Clarkson: ‘I didn’t have a clue what was growing in my fields. Now I know what’s in them all.’ Photograph: Amazon Studios

Over early-morning coffee at his farmhouse in Oxfordshire, in southern England, Jeremy Clarkson is talking about his new nemesis, badgers, and the fac(...)

Cop26: The collective mood in Glasgow is one of worry about the planet’s future, but there is a surprising degree of modest hope that has built up over the week. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/ Getty

Glasgow might not be looking its best during the fortnight-long negotiations with rubbish piled up on streets due to an ongoing strike by refuse colle(...)

‘I had already started some zero-waste practices, like   doing more recycling.’ File photograph: Getty

The Government’s Climate Action Plan will mean radical changes for business and households. Each individual is being asked to play a part. What sacri(...)

 Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a protest at Festival Park in Glasgow on the sidelines of the Cop26 UN climate summit. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Thoughts and prayers for the world leaders in the One Minute to Midnight saloon striving to hit the right tone between “blah blah blah” (copyright Mar(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrives for Cop26 in Glasgow. Photograph: Phil Noble - Pool/Getty

World leaders are facing calls for urgent action to limit dangerous temperature rises as they gather for a summit at the start of a crunch UN climate (...)

Mizen Head, Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Byrne

In one of the two forewords to the newly published Coastal Atlas of Ireland, Prof Colin Woodroffe, chairman of the International Geographical Union Co(...)

Can you name this common wildflower of early spring? Find the answer at end of this article

They don’t play chasing games, sit up and pose for the camera, or have engaging, furry babies. Is this why plants remain nameless when they’re not flo(...)

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