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Niviaq Korneillson: glimpses of interesting wordplay in the native language

Irish fans of Danish TV dramas such as Borgen and The Killing will have encountered Greenland through the lens of Danish screenwriters eager to bring (...)

Could Northern Ireland become Ireland’s Gibraltar for EU citizenship purposes? Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The issue of Brexit and EU rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland has been overshadowed by concerns about the Border. But it is looking more an(...)

Smoke billows on the horizon from coal-powered plants in Hambach, Germany. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The immediate consequences of climate change are worse than previously thought, according to the world’s leading climatologists. Their warning of hei(...)

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(...)

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