Vulnerable: the loggerhead sea turtle is an endangered species. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

Aer Lingus is flying a vulnerable turtle that was washed up in Co Donegal to Gran Canaria today in the hope that it will be able to thrive in the warm(...)

Mairead McGuinness:  the classification will “evolve with science and technology” and reduce “greenwashing” (where corporations overstate their environmental credentials).

Ireland’s European commissioner Mairead McGuinness launched an initiative to create an EU labelling system for green investments on Wednesday that is (...)

Members of the Gorilla Troop are seen in their habitat on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Photograph: Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Safari Park via AP

Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming what federal officials said Monday were the first(...)

A stream at the Sally Gap in Co Wicklow. Run-off from agricultural fertilisers, pesticides and slurry and sediment from soil erosion are the dominant pollutants in small streams across Ireland

Small streams are crucial for clean water and biodiversity. A new international research project led by UCD’s school of biology and environmental scie(...)

Orang-utan mother with child in nature. Production of palm oil is a leading cause of the loss of half of the world’s orangutans.

We need to talk about palm oil, the ubiquitous oil found in roughly 50 per cent of supermarket items - everything from lipstick and shampoo to sliced (...)

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(...)

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