‘There’s nothing left in Lytton’: the Canadian village destroyed by wildfire – picture essay

The fire that devastated Lytton is still burning – and First Nation residents say the lack of help from the British Columbia government has been ‘sickening’ Vince Abbott had an afternoon of fishing planned – he was going angling for spring salmon in the nearby river – when he heard […]

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they perform I have been fascinated by insects all my life. One of my earliest memories is of finding, at the age of five or […]

‘People are dying who did not have to die’: anger grows in Guatemala as Covid surges

Only 1.6% of the Guatemalan population has been fully vaccinated, and amid corruption allegations critics are calling on the president to quit The last time René García spoke with his family, he was having a coffee at home south of the Guatemalan capital last year after receiving an insulin shot […]

Olympics 2020 day two: Kiesenhofer’s road race glory, tennis and gymnastics – live!

More gold medals on offer on packed second day in Tokyo Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverage Sign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefing Email Geoff with your thoughts or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 9.49am BST Fancy a feature read? How about this, on a massive underdog […]

Tokyo diary: South Korea and Japan turn back the clock

The two countries revived Olympic tradition and former colonial tensions with politically charged gestures • With early coverage of the Games inevitably focused on coronavirus, geopolitical tensions have barely had a look-in. But South Korea and its former colonial ruler Japan are doing their best to revive the Olympic tradition. […]