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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the Nasa Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Photograph: Nasa/Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit. A (...)

People in Ireland and Europe need to do more to stop plastic ending up in our oceans as society is going to become more dependent on the sea for food, energy and jobs in the future, the Irish MEP has said.

People in Ireland and Europe need to do more to stop plastic ending up in our oceans as society is going to become more dependent on the sea for food,(...)

The Summer of 2018 will go down as one when extreme weather, in the form of exceptional heatwaves, enveloped the northern hemisphere. It was also nota(...)

The sea off the north coast of Greenland is normally so frozen that it was referred to, until recently, as “the last ice area”.  Photograph: iStock

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. Th(...)

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(...)

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