The actions we take to stay at home, wash our hands and social distance have a national effect and enable government policy to produce an impact. Photograph: Getty

Two newlyweds from Ireland travelled to the east coast of Canada to start a new life 50 years ago – unaware that next door in the US Senator Gaylord N(...)

Mark Lowen (left) and  Joe O’Carroll of Gaelectric Energy Solutions with their solar roof installation on the roof of Butlers Chocolate factory in Coolock, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Every year Earth Day takes place in April, a national event conceived originally to encourage people to focus on their environment after founder Gaylo(...)

Today we celebrate our planet, for it is Earth Day 2017, which is marked in over 193 countries on April 22nd every year

“Ground control to Major Tom, Ground Control to Major Tom . . . For here/Am I sitting in a tin can/ Far above the world/Planet Earth is blue/And there(...)