Climate change

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Work under way at the site of the World Meeting of Families Phoenix Park Mass with Pope Francis.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The ringing of bells usually indicates celebration, but bells also alert communities to imminent danger. When Pope Francis is welcomed by President Mi(...)

Poolbeg power station, its towers just visible above heavy coastal fog in Dublin Bay. We thought about climate change when we had a little heatwave – but when the rain and clouds returned, our thoughts vanished with the sun. File photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland may not be the best little country in the world. But it is unquestionably the smuggest. We suffer from SSS: Snow White stepmother syndrome. We(...)

After plying the sprawling wetlands of the River Ganges and its many tributaries, fishermen return to Kolkata, India. Photograph: Saumya Khandelwal/New York Times

I wanted to glimpse the future in the city where I was born. So, this summer I returned to India for a firsthand look at the way climate change is aff(...)

 A dried-out portion of the Elbe riverbed that under normal conditions would be submerged under water, during hot weather in Magdeburg, Germany. Shrinking rivers are exposing munitions left over from the second World War. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

When German astronaut Alexander Gerst looks down on his homeland, and central Europe, he doesn’t like what he sees. “A shocking sight,” he tweeted fr(...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

Staff trying to remove debris of a seaside house after it was destroyed by high waves on Yugawara Beach, Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo,  on July  29th, as Typhoon Jongdari made landfall in central Japan. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

I am just about old enough to remember the Irish heatwave of 1976, the year I turned 13. It was a scorching summer, with a high of 32.5 degrees, which(...)

White Prominent, rare and beautiful moth, thought to have been a figment of imagination but rediscovered in Glencar, valley west of Killarney. Photograph: Ralf Wolf

An uncommon moth once believed to have died out in Ireland is being sighted in increasing numbers in a remote area of native woodland in Glencar, Co K(...)

All across Europe, measures are being taken to retain and slow down water flows from upland areas to avoid downstream urban flooding. Above, flooding along the banks of the Shannon near Athlone  in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More intense winter rainfall events as a result of global warming practically guarantee that flooding of the Shannon catchment region will continue. A(...)

Emissions from cars have improved greatly since 2005, but more people are now driving to work, according to the CSO. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland has been placed among the worst European performers in a range of environmental areas, according to detailed new statistical analysis. A bie(...)

Firefighters and volunteers fighting flames  at the village of Kineta near Athens, Greece. Terrified residents fled to the sea to escape the flames. Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s fires in Greece left death and devastation in their wake. Thousands of people fled their homes, and more than 80 were killed as the flames(...)

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