French environment minister  Nicolas Hulot (on the screen) speaking to OECD secretary general Angel Gurria (right)) and Mexico’s secretary of environment  Rafael Pacchiano (second right) during a session  of the One Planet Summit. Photograph: Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron was the first to admit the contrast between the festive atmosphere at the One Planet Summit he convened on Tuesday a(...)

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-l(...)

Soldiers patrol in a street in Marigot, on the French Caribbean island of St Martin, as preparations were made for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Helene Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Maria has claimed its first life, with local officials reporting that someone was killed by a falling tree on the French island of Guadeloup(...)

Tropical Storm Erika  in the Caribbean. Photograph: NOAA handout/Reuters

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as tropical storm Erika nears the US state. The storm could hit the peninsula on Monday. Governor R(...)