Peter Coxon

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A fossil seedfern leaf which is 200 million years old. Photograph: Mark Widhalm, Field Museum Chicago

What can we learn from fossil plants and pollen? Plenty, it turns out, including how the Earth “greened” and how plants survived past periods of clima(...)

Groundsman for West Untied FC Keith Devlin, inspects their waterlogged pitch after Storm Eleanor wreaked havoc in the area. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Storm Eleanor has shown once again Ireland’s vulnerability when it comes to storms, according to Irish climate experts. A bullet was dodged with Stor(...)

For every degree the globe warms, the atmosphere can hold 7%  more water vapour. The consequence is more rainfall.  Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s extreme flooding in the northwest, concentrated on Co Donegal, underlines the urgent need to have adequate “adaptation measures” in place (...)

Peter Cassells, chair of advisory group on third-level funding. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Alternatives to higher education must be developed for school leavers to alleviate the financial pressure on universities and institutes of technology(...)