Antarctica

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The Weddell Sea in  Antarctica, one of the world’s most important and vulnerable ecosystems. Photograph: David Tipling/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

International efforts to designate as a protected area a vast part of eastern Antarctica and the Weddell Sea, in one of the world’s most important and(...)

An image from the European Space Agency shows a view captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission of the A-76 iceberg  in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica taken on March 9th, 2021 - combined with a graphic of the Spanish island of Majorca for scale. Image: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images

A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off the edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea to become the largest iceber(...)

The researchers warned Antarctica was a “wild card”, with uncertainty over the impact of rising temperatures on melting ice and increasing snowfall on the continent.  Photograph:   Dr Andrew Elvidge/University of East Anglia/PA

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees this century could halve sea-level rise caused by melting ice sheets and glaciers, scientists have found. The (...)

Paul Devaney in Antarctica in 2014

From the flatlands of Longford to the highest mountain on earth, London-based Paul Devaney wrestled his fears to climb Mount Everest, but then the Ea(...)

Sukyanya Saikia will travel to Antarctica in November 2021 with fellow ambassadors of the 2041 foundation.

An NUI Galway student, Sukanya Saikia, will travel to Antarctica, along with 80 other dedicated climate fighters and environmentalists as Climate Forc(...)

The new Standard Expedition Parka to be introduced in January

In a turnabout for pandemic-era retail trends, a new store opens on Dublin’s Grafton Street this week. Canada Goose is a Canadian company known for it(...)

Painted fingernails of silicone RealDoll sex dolls  at the Abyss Creations factory in San Marcos, California. Photograph:  David McNew/Getty Images

Looked at closely and compassionately male desire is more complicated than many assume it to be As I took in the rows of heads mounted on the wa(...)

Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Part of an iceberg breaks away in August 2019, at the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk, a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality  on the island of the same name  southeast of Greenland. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty

Researchers investigating global ice melting have found that since 1994 some 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth.(...)

The scientists also warn that the melting of ice in these quantities is now seriously reducing the planet’s ability to reflect solar radiation back into space. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP

A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is the stunning conclusion of UK scientists who h(...)

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