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The main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming averaged 400.03 parts per million at a monitoring station on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano yesterday. Image NOAA

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since measurements began, breaching a (...)

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are exceeding levels never experienced in human history, the Bonn conference on climate change was told. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

As global carbon dioxide, emissions teetered on the threshold of 400 parts per million (PPM) for the first time in three million years, delegat(...)

Rock and a hard place: Katie McAnena on Pe’ahi’s notorious shore and (right) windsurfing off Ho’okipa beach, also on Maui. Photogrpah: John Carter

When Sheila O’Connor was teaching her three-year-old granddaughter Katie to swim, she instilled in her a deep respect for the Atlantic rolling (...)

I occasionally jog. Actually it’s more of a 10 -minute-mile shuffle to maintain the delu(...)

Peter Conroy surfing the wave, off Mullaghmore Head, which earned him and photographer Roo McCrudden a nomination for the Pacifico Tube of the Year category in the Billabong XXL Awards. Photograph: Roo McCrudden

A leading Irish wave-rider and a “big surf” photographer who captured one of Sligo’s infamous waves off Mullaghmore Hea(...)

Japan Self-Defence Forces soldiers refuel a unit of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo today. Japan has also deployed Aegis radar-equipped destroyers carrying Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in response to North Korea's threats, according to its government. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

South Koreans braced for the "very high" chance of a North Korean missile test as soon as today as a top American military commander said the t(...)

Katie McAnena windsurfs the Pe’ahi wave known as Jaws, off the Hawaiian island of Maui: “There were big gaps in the swell, so I timed it and it just seemed like it was right.” Photograph: John Carter

A Galway doctor has become one of the world’s first women to windsurf the infamous Hawaiian wave known as “Jaws”. Dr Katie McAnena (26), (...)

A North Korean soldier watches the South Korean side at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul today. Photograph:  Lee Jung-hoon/Yonhap/Reuters

South Korea's defense chief has confirmed that North Korea has moved to its east coast a missile with a "considerable" range, but that it was n(...)

‘So, like, don’t go mental or anything, but I’m thinking of taking off to New York for a couple of days.”My wife works in communications so I h(...)

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