Antarctica

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The RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship’s hull is launched in the river Mersey, England. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

David Attenborough has said he was “extraordinarily emotional” as he launched the hull of a polar research ship named after him into the water for the(...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018. Photograph: Oli Sansom 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

 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 (...)

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica:  ice loss is speeding up and adding even more to rising sea levels. Photograph: John Sonntag/Nasa via The New York Times

It may be the remotest region in the world but Antarctica is “intimately coupled” with the rest of the planet and human society, according to a group (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (centre) at a media briefing in Wellington on Monday. Photograph: Nick Perry/AP

A report released by Canada’s spy agency has warned that New Zealand, one of its closest allies, has been influenced at every level of society by the (...)

An engineering qualification gives graduates an international edge as their skills can be used anywhere in the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the age of 17 or 18, making a big decision about the future is a tough call. Students will no doubt have heard that there are copious job opportuni(...)

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(...)

Liam Silke: will miss the Sigerson Cup final with UCD due to his All-Ireland SFC club commitments with Galway kingpins Corofin.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY  AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-final Corofin (Galway) v Moorefield (Kildare), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.0 Two teams with tough cre(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

Gary Thornton finishes the Cape Town marathon.

Gary Thornton will be back in the classroom at Claddagh National School in Galway on Friday morning, limping slightly, still a little tired and hungry(...)

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