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Hummingbird hawkmoth. Illustration: M Viney

Some exotic wings appeared in Irish gardens at the peak of last month’s surreal incursion of spring. In Dublin’s Ballybrack, a hummingbird hawkmoth (...)

First Man: Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s new film. Photograph: Universal/DreamWorks

 When First Man premiered at the Venice Film Festival last month, nobody was expecting critics to use the term “un-American”. An immaculate drama(...)

 Penguins in Antarctica. The US  study suggests sea levels could rise 1.5 metres by 2100, posing an even greater threat to cities from New York to Shanghai. Photograph: Alejandro Vejar/Chilean Navy/EPA

Sea levels could rise 50cm more this century than had been expected, according to a report published on Wednesday which found that Antarctic ice will (...)

Participants in the Red Lines protest for climate justice on Saturday in Paris, December 12th, 2015.  Photograph: William Hederman

On the stroke of noon on Saturday, in Paris, we emerged from the Metro into a sea of noise, energy and euphoria at the Red Lines protest on Avenue de (...)

Michael D Higgins: “We need to confront the hegemonic ethic of individualism and insatiable consumption at the roots of our behaviour and replace it with a new thinking”. The President was speaking at  the Consciouness Summit in Paris.  Photograph: EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Two news items about climate change illustrate how public opinion is becoming more aware of the dangers in a year of major choices about how to mitiga(...)

Participants at the opening of the Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Paris. Photograph: Reuters/Etienne Laurent/Pool

The close of the international climate conference on December 11th could well be a cliffhanger. Newspaper editors may be tempted to prepare alternate (...)

A huge tornado approaching the town of Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. Photograph: Richard Rowe/Reuters

Nobody can say with certainty that the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday or the strong cyclone that struck Bangladesh last Thursd(...)