Polar bears  in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, North of Russia. Photograph:  The Siberian Times

Russia is battling an unprecedented invasion of polar bears on a remote Arctic archipelago that is home to the country’s most northerly military base.(...)

  Allotments with runner beans. Illustration: Michael Viney

The decades of this column have seen notable shifts towards more eco-friendly attitudes to food. Growing it organically has lost most of its old eccen(...)

Britain’s Prince William listens to Sir David Attenborough during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP Photo

British naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough warned global leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday that humans risk dama(...)

Human history is littered with tales of once-mighty empires and civilisations that crumbled into the dust. While the causes of such collapses are many(...)

An Indian farmer posing in his dried up cotton field at Chandampet Mandal in Nalgonda, east of Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana in 2016. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

The emergence of layer upon layer of evidence of accelerating climate change throughout the world is unrelenting. This week, the World Wildlife Fund s(...)

About one-third of the 99 species of bees in Ireland are now either regionally extinct or vulnerable.

Ireland’s experience of species coming under threat of extinction has been broadly in line with trends around the world, an Irish expert on biodiversi(...)

Axonista, led by Claire McHugh, has partnered  global factual content company Off the Fence on WaterBear.

Irish video technology company Axonista has partnered with Dutch factual content producers Off The Fence on an interactive video-on-demand platform “d(...)

A photo taken on May 21st 2015 shows an elephant at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya, approximately 300 km north of the capital Nairobi. “Runaway consumption” has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth’s capacity to accommodate humanity’s expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

The catastrophic decline in world animal populations since 1970, detailed in the 2018 Living Planet Index published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), (...)

Dried sunflowers are pictured in a field in eastern Germany. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

After months of drought, temperatures reached 36 degrees in Germany on Tuesday, prompting farmers to demand €1 billion in emergency state aid to cover(...)

Burnt-out cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east(...)

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