Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with the Golden Red Fish in Galway. It was served to visitors to the Galway arts festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A long-living fish which prefers the chillier waters of northern latitudes has been caught by an Irish fishing vessel on the Porcupine Bank.The golde(...)

Penny Ice Cap outlet glacier on Baffin Island which shows ‘rivers’ of ice as they flow towards the sea. Photograph:  Michael Studinger/Nasa

What’s with all the talk about ice melting at the poles and rising sea levels? Is there something new going on? It all has to do with melting glaciers(...)

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the melting, two groups of scientists reported today.  File photograph:
Reuters

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming acceler(...)

Models of pandas form part of an environmental protest  near  St Peter’s  Basilica in the  Vatican City. Its lights were turned off for 60 minutes on Saturday to raise awareness of the danger of global climatic change. Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

Millions of people will go hungry due to climate change cutting food production worldwide by 2 per cent per decade even as the demand for food (...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

In an era of cookie-cutter movies, each tailored to a one-word genre, it’s actually a little stirring to encounter a project so deeply mired in an ide(...)

Lars is one of three youngsters in far-flung Niaqornat in northwest Greenland. Call it globalisation, but there’s something comforting and familiar ab(...)

File photo of a man places his hand on the parched soil in the Greater Upper Nile region of north-eastern South Sudan, Africa. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire
Key findings of IPCC report

Leading climate scientists said today they were more certain than ever before that mankind was the main culprit of global warming in a report meant to(...)

Mountain peaks in the Bernese Alps protrude above a hazy layer of air as scientists have uncovered strong evidence that beginning in the 1860s, soot sent into the air by a rapidly industrialising Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps. Photograph: University of Colorado/PA Wire

Top climate scientists will blame mankind more clearly than ever for global warming next week but may struggle to drive home the message in a report t(...)

Statoil:  says new tax increases announced in Norway  last month had lessened the attractiveness of some projects

Another Arctic oil project has been postponed with Statoil delaying the development of its Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. The oil major, maj(...)