Meltwater flows along the Greenland ice sheet, one of the biggest and fastest-melting chunks of ice on Earth. Photograph: Josh Haner/the New York Times

The midnight sun still gleamed at 1am across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology a(...)

Urban Arrow Electric Cargo Bike

Urban Arrow Electric Cargo Bike The Dutch get a lot of credit for redefining what a bike can do or carry, thanks to their cargo bikes. Now Amste(...)

Michael D Higgins: “We need to confront the hegemonic ethic of individualism and insatiable consumption at the roots of our behaviour and replace it with a new thinking”. The President was speaking at  the Consciouness Summit in Paris.  Photograph: EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Two news items about climate change illustrate how public opinion is becoming more aware of the dangers in a year of major choices about how to mitiga(...)

‘When it comes to the marine, we’ve a pretty good record of selling off the family silver, or even giving it away.’ Above, John Fitzgerald takes Lorna Siggins on a seaweed foraging tour. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

There can be few more pleasurable ways to acquire a spot of Latin than wading through cool, clear Atlantic waves off a southwest Kerry beach. I(...)

The Mourne Wall is solidly built, its architects taking time and care to marry aesthetics with durability

Mourne Wall, Co Down Map: Sheet 29, Discoverer Series OSNI. Start: car park 1km southeast of Tras(...)

 Erkan Gursoy, the 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor, was adopted by the Aran islanders late last year. He  has just reached his destination of Istanbul after a nine-month solo voyage from Vancouver through the Northwest Passage on a  boat he built in his back garden.

A 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor who was “adopted” by the Aran Islands after being caught in a hurricane has been given a hero’s welcome in his (...)

Knowledge of mountain navigation required: Corraun Peninsula, Co Mayo
Go Walk: Corraun Peninsula, Co Mayo
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  • November 22, 2014, 13:00

Corraun Peninsula, Co Mayo Map: OS Discovery Series Sheet No 30 Start/Finish: Belfarsad Bridge, Corraun (we(...)

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a UN report showed today. File photograph: PA

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening(...)

Detail from The Wedding Party by Mick O’Dea

The Split – Mick O’Dea Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** The Split completes a trilogy of exhibitions following the tangled history (...)

The annual silly season story about a man-eating shark encroaching on British and, by implication, Irish waters arrived today.A fisherman filmed what (...)