Language wars: the 19 greatest linguistic spats of all time

War of words in linguistics

Words are ever evolving – but not without controversy. From creative applications of an apostrophe to the overuse of literally, what makes you rage?

What would Jesus do? Talking with evangelicals about climate change

In our new column about the American south and climate change, we go towards Christians who have been resistant to ideas of environmental stewardship – perhaps it’s a message they need to hear in their own terms

What’s happening to our weather? The answers are hiding in Arctic air

Dozens of scientists, Helen Czerski among them, are at work in the Arctic, seeking answers to questions that profoundly affect the future of everyone on the planet

The oceans’ last chance: ‘It has taken years of negotiations to set this up’

Wildlife in most of the lawless high seas faces an existential threat from fishing, shipping and the military. Next month, a landmark UN conference could finally bring hope