Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope

The new data is a welcome sign of progress in the battle against global warming but many challenges remain, including methane from cattle

Victory for Austria’s Greens and the left is a sigh of relief for Europe

The leftist’s win was hailed as the ‘liberal pushback’ against Brexit and Trump, but 46% voted for the far-right Norbert Hofer

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. Using exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been devastated – and what can be done to save it