Returning to base having deployed a water-based drone to take multiple scientific measurements

Arriving in South Georgia, I can only imagine what Tom Crean and the rest of the crew of the James Caird felt when they made landfall on this bleak a(...)

 Penguins in Antarctica. The US  study suggests sea levels could rise 1.5 metres by 2100, posing an even greater threat to cities from New York to Shanghai. Photograph: Alejandro Vejar/Chilean Navy/EPA

Sea levels could rise 50cm more this century than had been expected, according to a report published on Wednesday which found that Antarctic ice will (...)

A detail from Richard Gorman’s Iwano Series II (2015)

Iwano – Richard Gorman Kerlin Gallery, Dublin ***** More than 25 years ago, when Richard Gorman first visited Japan’s “paper village”, Echizen, an(...)

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton  was stranded in ice thousands of miles away on the Antarctic. Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute/University of Cambridge/PA.

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers was stran(...)

Fat king penguins are unsteady on their feet while waddling compared to their slimmer counterparts, making them an easier catch for predators (or pesk(...)

Henry Worsley:  died in  hospital after suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, just 30 miles short of his goal. Photograph: PA Wire

The final journey of Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley was in many ways the most contemporary of events, a charity expedition followed in real time aro(...)

Former army officer Henry Worsley during a training run on the Korridoren glacier in Milne Land, Greenland. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Tributes have been paid to Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley who died in Chile at the weekend. The 55-year-old former British army officer from Fulham(...)

File photograph of Henry Worsley from Fulham, London, in 2008. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have expressed their immense sadness at the death of explorer Henry Worsley, who was on the brink of making his(...)

 Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station,  near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

While Ireland pledges to back a binding global agreement on reducing carbon emissions at the COP21 summit, a Connemara observatory which plays a key i(...)

One of the largest ozone holes yet seen opened up above Antarctica this autumn. Yet the loss of ozone that causes the hole to open up continues to slo(...)