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2020 coronavirus-fuelled shutdowns saw greenhouse gas emissions in the US fall 10 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

Last year’s coronavirus-fuelled shutdowns saw greenhouse gas emissions in the US, the world’s second largest carbon emitter, fall 10 per cent – the mo(...)

The icy shoreline of Lake Michigan. The American Midwest has suffered significant environmental degradation and the loss of millions of jobs. Photograph: Shafkat Anowar/AP

In the first half of the 20th century, the American Midwest incubated a world-leading culture of innovation in science and technology. Orville and Wi(...)

Cardiovascular diseases account for 36%  of deaths in Ireland. High blood pressure is experienced by one in four Irish men. All told around 10,000 people in Ireland die from heart disease every year

The pandemic has prompted many people in Ireland to postpone out-patient cardiovascular appointments, but studies are emerging that show SARS-CoV-2 ma(...)

People gather at Fifth Avenue during a ‘Count Every Vote’ rally in New York on November 4th, 2020. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Joe Biden is within touching distance of the White House as counting continued in several key states overnight. As thousands of votes continued to be (...)

Les Otten (right) hands his ballot to town moderator Tom Tillotson just after the stroke of midnight. Photograph: AP

All eyes are on the United States and the outcome of one of the most hotly contested elections in decades. The Irish Times is providing live coverage(...)

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, during a get out and vote event at The Queen theater in Wilmington. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

With just five days to go until election day, former vice president Joe Biden is seeking to keep the focus on president Donald Trump’s handling of the(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump great guests on the south lawn of the White House Sunday. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

With just eight days to go until election day, President Trump has embarked on a relentless campaign schedule as he tries to close the polling gap wit(...)

President Donald Trump during a town-hall-style event hosted by NBC News at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Greetings from Miami where I have been on the campaign trail with Roberto, a volunteer with the local Democratic party. Florida promises to be one of (...)

US president Donald Trump displays a face shield that’s made at Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

With election day just over three weeks away, US president Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail later today when he holds a rally near Orlando, (...)

Donald Trump with a map of a previously projected path of Hurricane Dorian. He used a marker pen to erroneously claim the hurricane would strike southeastern Alabama. File photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Founded in 1969 by scientists and students at MIT, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCI) has been particularly busy of late. Since US president Dona(...)

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