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US vice-president Mike Pence and California senator Kamala Harris: Will sit at separate tables three metres apart during Wednesday night’s debate in Utah. Photographs: Brendan Smialowski, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Vice-president Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris are set to go toe-to-toe on Wednesday night (2am Irish time) in their(...)

Russ Parsons. Photograph: Harry Weir

We probably ought to talk about the weather now that my first Irish summer has passed. I almost put summer in quotes because, let’s face it, even here(...)

Fire continues to burn at a home that was destroyed by the Glass Fire on Monday  in Santa Rosa, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A northern California wildfire raging in the foothills of the Cascade range has claimed three lives, officials said on Monday, as a separate blaze pr(...)

Petersen: ‘They’ve filled that time with replying to emails at 7.30 in the morning...There’s no decompression time.’ Photo: iStock

When I reach writer Anne Helen Petersen on the phone, she’s remarking on the smoky air outside her home in Montana, a symptom of the wildfires burning(...)

The Bugatti Type 57 SC is known in the trade as La Voiture Noire.

People have believed, at times, in pirate treasure maps. People have lost their way and their lives searching for the golden jungle city of Eldorado. (...)

 Firefighters battle the Bobcat Fire as it grows, out of control, on its northern front near Wrightwood, California, USA. Photograph: David McNew/EPA

What most disturbs best-selling science author David Wallace-Wells about climate change isn’t so much that the worst-case scenarios may come to pass. (...)

Tesla co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk with the Cybertruck in 2019. Photograph: Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The last time Elon Musk held a Tesla briefing similar to the battery day event he’ll host this week, he boasted about his track record of following th(...)

Kenyan national athletes running through Iten in the Rift Valley. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

As soon as the virus hit, Elish Kelly’s thoughts turned to Iten. No corner of the planet has been left untouched by the virus and in Kenya the governm(...)

Dense smoke shrouds a petrol station in Berry Creek, California, USA, September 11th 2020. Photograph: Peter Da Silva/EPA

Dangerously dirty air caused by wildfires on the west coast of the United States is seeping into homes and businesses, into cars through air condition(...)

 Burnt automobiles and a fire hose sit in a mobile home park on September 11th in Ashland, Oregon. Hundreds of homes in Ashland and nearby towns have been lost due to wildfire. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

On the morning of Tuesday September 8th it was hot, and a 40-50km/h wind was blowing, which is a dangerous combination in a dry place. I was looking o(...)

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