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‘Ugly’ Paris to get makeover in viral campaign victory
Paris pictured from above at dusk
Stranger than fiction

‘Ugly’ Paris to get makeover in viral campaign victory

Mayor announces push to beautify the City of Lights following social media outcry
21 Jan 2022
What next for Tonga after deadly volcano eruption?
Aerial footage provided by the New Zealand Defence Force shows heavy ash across Tonga
The latest on . . .

What next for Tonga after deadly volcano eruption?

Thick layers of ash hamper relief effort as scale of damage emerges
19 Jan 2022
Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?
Air pollution obscures view of Tower Bridge in London
In Depth

Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?

Health warning issued over polluting particle build-up in UK capital
14 Jan 2022
The effort to extinguish Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’
The 70m-wide ‘Gateway to Hell’ in the Karakum desert
Why we’re talking about . . .

The effort to extinguish Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’

Natural gas crater in the Karakum desert has burned for five decades
10 Jan 2022
Technopessimism, population and a new world order
Joe Biden
Podcast

Technopessimism, population and a new world order

Has the US given up on policing the world? Should we worry about a falling population? And is social media really a threat to democracy?
31 Dec 2021
The most extreme weather events in 2021
Storm-battered land in Philippines
In pictures

The most extreme weather events in 2021

Link between climate change and worsening weather established in pivotal year
21 Dec 2021
Lost citizenship, wasted jabs and alarming doorbells
Priti Patel
Podcast

Lost citizenship, wasted jabs and alarming doorbells

Are some British citizens more equal than others? Why are governments throwing away Covid vaccines? And will even our doorbells turn against us?
17 Dec 2021

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Is recycling a waste of time?
Workers sort recycling on conveyor belt
Pros and cons

Is recycling a waste of time?

Process has both advantages and disadvantages in push to save our planet
10 Dec 2021
Shell’s North Sea oil U-turn: ‘a first victory in a longer war’?
Activists holding sign reading 'Stop Cambo'
In Brief

Shell’s North Sea oil U-turn: ‘a first victory in a longer war’?

Controversy after oil giant pulls out of proposed Cambo project
9 Dec 2021
Gallery: wildest UK weather of 2021
A pedestrian walks bare-footed along a flooded road
In pictures

Gallery: wildest UK weather of 2021

Country braced for high winds and heavy rain as Storm Barra hits less than two weeks after Storm Arwen caused chaos
7 Dec 2021
Crypto-positivity, Barbados and a 3D-printed eye
Koh Samui, Thailand
Podcast

Crypto-positivity, Barbados and a 3D-printed eye

Why is Thailand betting big on crypto-currency? Will Barbados benefit from being a republic? And what can we expect from the next generation of prosth…
3 Dec 2021
Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV
Vladimir Putin
Podcast

Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV

Will a dead moose bring down a Russian opposition leader? Who is smuggling refrigerants into the UK? And how did an Argentinian woman rid herself of H…
26 Nov 2021
What is climate migration?
Family collect water containers during drought in Afghanistan
Fact file

What is climate migration?

Environmental threats projected to displace populations worldwide in coming years
25 Nov 2021
What caused the devastating Pacific north-west flooding?
Flooding in British Columbia
In Depth

What caused the devastating Pacific north-west flooding?

Vancouver cut off from rest of Canada as heavy rainfall triggers deadly landslides
18 Nov 2021
Vrai: taking over luxury with lab-grown diamonds
Vrai lab grown diamonds
In Focus

Vrai: taking over luxury with lab-grown diamonds

Sustainable jewellery brand is loved by Kendall Jenner and backed by Leonardo DiCaprio
17 Nov 2021
Cop26 deal: rich countries failed to meet their obligations to world
Aerial view of dead cows during drought in Ethiopia
Expert’s view

Cop26 deal: rich countries failed to meet their obligations to world

Summit ended without agreeing who should pay vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from global warming
15 Nov 2021
Will Cop26 negotiators get a last-minute deal over the line?
Greenhouse emissions, UK
Between the lines

Will Cop26 negotiators get a last-minute deal over the line?

Glasgow climate summit could be extended to find agreement as fraught talks continue
12 Nov 2021
Will climate change lead to war?
Afghan family driving across drought-ridden region
Today’s big question

Will climate change lead to war?

Environmental disruption can ‘load the dice’ and increase risk of conflict, experts warn
11 Nov 2021
Cop26: what the US-China climate deal means for global emissions
US climate envoy John Kerry announces the pact at a press conference in Glasgow
In Depth

Cop26: what the US-China climate deal means for global emissions

Experts welcome unexpected agreement to boost cooperation in tackling global warming
11 Nov 2021
Woman diagnosed with ‘climate change’
Humber Bay Arch Bridge in Toronto
Stranger than fiction

Woman diagnosed with ‘climate change’

Doctor links world-first case to deadly heatwaves and wildfires
11 Nov 2021
When will we know if Cop26 was a success?
Boris Johnson looking at his watch
Today’s big question

When will we know if Cop26 was a success?

Draft agreement lays out key dates for necessary action on climate change
10 Nov 2021
Investing for the planet
Extinction Rebellion
Expert’s view

Investing for the planet

Greenwashing, a plethora of funds and making an impact
4 Nov 2021
Climate change: the cities most at risk
Flooded street in Brooklyn, New York
Fact file

Climate change: the cities most at risk

Urban populations face increasing threat of natural disasters from warming temperatures
3 Nov 2021
Explained: the ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak arrives at Cop26 with his Green Budget Box
Fact file

Explained: the ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’

Chancellor outlines plans but campaigners warn of ‘greenwashing’
3 Nov 2021
Climate change: the worst offenders
Man sows seeds outside coal power station in China
In Depth

Climate change: the worst offenders

Biden criticises China and Russia for ‘not showing up’ at Cop26
3 Nov 2021
Why is halting deforestation so hard?
Deforestation in the Amazon basin
Today’s big question

Why is halting deforestation so hard?

Almost £14bn in public and private funding has been promised to help end deforestation by 2030
2 Nov 2021
The ten greenest cities in the UK
Glasgow
In Depth

The ten greenest cities in the UK

Steel City Sheffield takes the top spot for its open spaces and renewable energy production
2 Nov 2021
Greta Thunberg: five things you didn’t know
Greta Thunberg at protest outside London offices of Standard Chartered bank on 29 October
Profile

Greta Thunberg: five things you didn’t know

Environmental activist calls for demonstrators to maintain ‘massive public pressure’ on politicians
2 Nov 2021
An essential guide to Cop26
Boris Johnson, Narendra Modi and Antonio Guterres at Cop26
Fact file

An essential guide to Cop26

World leaders and demonstrators descend on Glasgow for climate summit
1 Nov 2021
Cop26: how the UK is doing on three key net zero pledges
Boris Johnson chairs session of the UN Security Council on climate at the Foreign Office in February 2021
Expert’s view

Cop26: how the UK is doing on three key net zero pledges

Boris Johnson is calling for urgent action at climate summit in Glasgow - but is Britain on course to meet his 2050 target?
1 Nov 2021
Insulate Britain: what the protesters want
Insulate Britain protester talks to police
Profile

Insulate Britain: what the protesters want

Motorists assault demonstrators as disruption to Britain’s road network continues
28 Oct 2021
What the world is saying about Cop26
Boris Johnson
Global lens

What the world is saying about Cop26

The ‘last chance’ bid to tackle climate change kicks off in Glasgow this weekend
27 Oct 2021
Mortgage penalties, waste and femcels
Houses for sale
Podcast

Mortgage penalties, waste and femcels

Should mortgages cost more for inefficient homes? Can companies be shamed into cutting wasted stock? And has the incel movement spread to women?
22 Oct 2021
Is it worth switching your gas boiler to a heat pump?
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is it worth switching your gas boiler to a heat pump?

The government hopes to have 5.5 million heat pumps in British homes by 2030
20 Oct 2021
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