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A transatlantic Aer Lingus flight has been forced to return to Dublin with a technical issue.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

A transatlantic Aer Lingus flight was forced to return to Dublin with a technical issue on Tuesday night. Flight EI-145 departed Dublin shortly befor(...)

Members of Capt Robert Scott’s party discover the tent of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen at the South Pole in January 1912. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

This extraordinary debut by a Catalan multimedia artist, summoning an alias which will be explained, looks to the facts of polar expedition and the me(...)

Dissolved salts are thought to keep the water fluid, despite having a temperature below freezing point. Photograph: iStock

A huge 20km (12 mile) wide lake of liquid water lies beneath the southern ice cap of Mars, scientists have learned. Dissolved salts are thought to ke(...)

Forest fires burn near Ljusdal, Sweden, on Tuesday. Photograph: Maja Suslin/ AFP/TT News Agency

At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox. The worst (...)

A giant iceberg is seen beside Innaarsuit, Greenland. Photograph:  Ritzau Scanpix/Magnus Kristensen/via Reuters

An iceberg the size of a hill has drifted close to a tiny village on the western coast of Greenland, causing fear that it could swamp the settlement w(...)

’Moonlight’ by Rockwell Kent. Courtesy of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum

When Kevin Magee walked into Roarty’s pub in Glencolmcille, in search of refreshment after a long day’s cycling, the first thing he noticed was a fram(...)

 Ice floats near the coast of Antarctica. Photograph: Nasa

The Antarctic ice sheet lost about 3 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to satellite analysis, with recent losses causing global (...)

Rannoch Moor in the central Scottish Highlands, was the epicentre of the last ice cap in Scotland. Photograph: Gordon Bromley.

Ireland and Britain could experience a sudden switch to “extreme seasonality” – in the form of far colder winters and much warmer summers – as a resul(...)

Puffin

It was an uncharacteristically balmy late afternoon in early March, about 20 years ago. I had just taken extended leave from this newspaper to write a(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

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