Audrey Morley

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Ellie Concannon, Aoibhe Briscoe and Kate Owens from Coláiste Iognaid, Galway with their project on microbeads and microplastics in water at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Microplastic contamination of tap water at a number of Galway national schools was found by three first-year students in their research for the BT You(...)

Sea ice in Victoria Strait, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic: the impact of current climate change on the planet may be larger than expected. Photograph: Cory Glencross/iStock/Getty

The magnitude of past abrupt climate change events around the planet may have been underestimated, according to a major international study led by a s(...)

Environment: A plastics plague

The evidence showing the extent to which plastics are persisting in the environment has become overwhelming. That includes indications from Irish rese(...)

Microplastics found in Irish marine sediments. Let: A frayed and tangled fibre from Galway Bay’s North Sound. Right: A heavily biofouled transparent fibre from the Aran Grounds. Photograph: Martin et al

A increase in microplastic contamination along the seabed off the west of Ireland may have potential “detrimental repercussions” for the Gaway Bay pra(...)

The Maharees dune complex in  Co Kerry, which has been retreating due to  coastal erosion. Photograph: NUI Galway

The ability to predict and manage extreme weather events such as destructive storms and widespread flooding caused by global warming is not what it sh(...)