Antarctica

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 Ice floats near the coast of Antarctica. Photograph: Nasa

The Antarctic ice sheet lost about 3 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to satellite analysis, with recent losses causing global (...)

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica:  ice loss is speeding up and adding even more to rising sea levels. Photograph: John Sonntag/Nasa via The New York Times

It may be the remotest region in the world but Antarctica is “intimately coupled” with the rest of the planet and human society, according to a group (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (centre) at a media briefing in Wellington on Monday. Photograph: Nick Perry/AP

A report released by Canada’s spy agency has warned that New Zealand, one of its closest allies, has been influenced at every level of society by the (...)

An engineering qualification gives graduates an international edge as their skills can be used anywhere in the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the age of 17 or 18, making a big decision about the future is a tough call. Students will no doubt have heard that there are copious job opportuni(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

Liam Silke: will miss the Sigerson Cup final with UCD due to his All-Ireland SFC club commitments with Galway kingpins Corofin.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY  AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-final Corofin (Galway) v Moorefield (Kildare), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.0 Two teams with tough cre(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

Gary Thornton finishes the Cape Town marathon.

Gary Thornton will be back in the classroom at Claddagh National School in Galway on Friday morning, limping slightly, still a little tired and hungry(...)

Gary Thornton winning the 2018 World Marathon Challenge. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish teacher has won a world marathon competition by completing seven races on seven continents in seven days. Gary Thornton from Co Galway came (...)

Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton, drink a toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

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