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Jamaica’s  Elaine Thompson-Herah crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the women’s 100m final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

It finished with the crowning of the undisputed fastest woman on earth, Elaine Thompson-Herah going where no women’s sprinter alive has gone before, a(...)

A business burns during a wildfire in Paradise, California in November 2018. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

“They’re gone,” says Dale Loura (63), pointing at various plots of land around his own. “They’re gone . . . and they’re gone.” He used to be surround(...)

A firefighter during nighttime firefighting operations at the Bootleg Fire, near Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photograph: US Forest Service/AFP via Getty Images

Holy smokes. It feels like we are living through the first vertiginous 15 minutes of a disaster movie, maybe one called The Day After Tomorrow was Yes(...)

A home burns as flames from the Dixie fire tear through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty

Flames racing through rugged terrain in northern California destroyed scores of homes as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other b(...)

Climate will soon become the taken-for-granted context of all news reporting. File photograph: Getty

Why don’t media reports of extreme or unusual weather mention the role of climate change? This question has been asked, in increasingly scathing terms(...)

Dr Eddie Chang helps Pancho speak through an implant in his brain. Photograph: Mike Kai Chen/New York Times

He has not been able to speak since 2003, when he was paralysed at age 20 by a severe stroke after a terrible car crash. Now, in a scientific milesto(...)

 Ireland’s Eilish Flanagan running in the women’s U-23 race at the 2019 Euro Cross Country. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 24 Event: 3,000m Steeplechase Club: Carmen Runners AC Enjoyed a great season at Adams State in the US, setting a new Northern Irish 3,000m ste(...)

Volunteers hand out water and ice at a homeless facility during a heatwave in Sacramento, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Firefighters struggled to contain a fast-moving northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heatwave blanketed the west of the (...)

A motorist watches on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton in British Columbia  on   July 1st. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press via AP

Record-shattering temperatures in the US and Canada recently, which caused hundreds of deaths and extensive wildfires, would be “virtually impossible (...)

Anna Cockrell, Dalilah Muhammad, third from left, and Sydney McLaughlin compete in the 400m hurdles at the US track and field Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. All three qualified to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Alexandra Garcia/New York Times

After 10 days in the constantly rising heat of Eugene, Oregon, it’s safe to say that, as final tests runs for Tokyo go, few events can rival the US Ol(...)

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