Greta Thunberg

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Teenager Greta Thunberg on board the racing boat Malizia II in the Atlantic Ocean. Activists such as her have catapulted the climate emergency on to centre stage. Photograph:    Greta Thunberg/EPA

We live on a dying planet surrounded by desperate inequality. Corporate leaders like to say they are working to solve the problems: just this week one(...)

Dr Diarmuid Torney: ‘I stopped eating meat, I try to avoid buying plastic and I try to buy local food wherever possible’

You work on policy and law related to climate change. What sparked your interest in this area? “It was when I was at the University of Oxford looking (...)

The barn owl: there may be more kitschified cartoon owls on pencil cases in Irish classrooms than breeding pairs in the wild. Photograph: Birdwatch Ireland

Of the 450-odd species of bird we have in Ireland, barn owls must be one of the most enigmatic: full-moon faces, pearly-white feathered breasts, and d(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg  on board the Malizia II  yacht at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth on Tuesday, ahead of her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN climate action summit next month. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

September will be a landmark month for global commitments to address the climate crisis. Countries that ratified the Paris Agreement have been summone(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg  on board the Malizia II  yacht at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth on Tuesday, ahead of her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN climate action summit next month. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist, climbed nimbly aboard the Malizia II, the racing yacht that will set sail on Wednesday afternoon whe(...)

Beech trees suffering from drought stress in a forest in Warburg, western Germany.  Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

You can tell a lot about a country and culture by how its language is taught. Back in university I remember the French students returning from classes(...)

 Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the National Assembly in Paris last week. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile. The journey w(...)

Vogue cover star: Sinéad Burke, photographed for the British fashion magazine by Peter Lindbergh

Meghan Markle has chosen Sinéad Burke as one of her cover stars for the September issue of Vogue magazine. The duchess of Sussex, who is guest-editin(...)

People cool off at the Trocadero Fountains in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/Getty

Paris feels like it’s burning, for the second time in a month: 37 degrees on Tuesday, 38 on Wednesday and a whopping 42 on Thursday. The last time I e(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sent a video message of solidarity with climate protesters in Cork. She also endorsed opposition to (...)

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