Greenpeace activists  outside the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday as the IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land is released. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was broadly welcomed by scientists across the globe as a framework to t(...)

A march in Dublin against climate change. “The story has been the same, essentially, since I was writing on it in the 1980s. We’re adding gases to the atmosphere that don’t dissipate quickly.”  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Andrew Revkin is an acclaimed US science and environment writer who has reported on the climate crisis since the late 1980s for the New York Times, Di(...)

Some of the artefacts recovered from the Titanic. Photographs: AP/Reuters

A $20 million (€17.11 million)campaign to bring 5,500 artefacts from the Titanic back to Belfast has been launched. Three Northern Ireland-based bodi(...)

Pelican coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf in 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Few people say “no” to the White House, but when Terry Garcia received a phone call from the Obama administration in May, 2010, the request was not on(...)

 View of the marble slab stone that covered the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the old city of Jerusalem, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan

Scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered to be the tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusa(...)

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher, Muscicapa sodhil, lives in the forested lowlands of Sulawesi  island in Indonesia. Photograph: Martin Lindop and Ticiana Jardim Marini.

A new bird species has been discovered in Indonesia, proving that there are still a few new things under the sun. The observation is even more surpris(...)

Diver Susan Bird working at the bottom of Hoyo Negro, a large dome-shaped underwater cave on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. She carefully brushes the human skull found at the site while her team members take detailed photographs. Photograph: Paul Nicklen/National Geographic

Cave divers have discovered one of the oldest human skeletons yet found in North America. Near perfectly preserved, the bones yielded DNA that has hel(...)

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What a wonder. So much could have gone wrong with this project, yet so little has. John Curran’s picture tells the astonishing true story of Ro(...)