Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Royal Irish Academy  where he attended the awarding of gold medals to  Prof Rob Kitchin (left) and Prof  Colin O’Dowd.P hotograph: Aidan Crawley

Research into how to make a city smarter and efforts to understand the impact of climate (...)

The World Meteorological Organisation yesterday issued the latest figures for greenhouse gas concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere. They showed a relentless rise in the levels of the three of the most powerful climate-changing gases: carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland will be lashed by powerful storms and southern Europe could become as arid north Africa if greenhouse gas discharges continue unchecked, a cli(...)

Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Last week saw the publication of two research reports into climate change, the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha(...)