Antarctica

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Jeff Dunne is starting his second  season working on a New Zealand research base in Antarctica this month

Jeff Dunne from Bray, Co Wicklow is a base camp manager and medic at a New Zealand research base in Antarctica. He is currently preparing to lead (...)

John Gregory has been living and working in Christchurch for five years
Welcome to My Place ... Christchurch
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  • September 15, 2017, 11:00

John Gregory, originally from Skerries, Co Dublin, is a mechanical engineer who has been living in Christchurch, New Zealand, for the past five years.(...)

File image of an Antarctic ice shelf. File photograph: German Aerospace Centre/EPA

Scientists believe they have found the largest volcanic region on Earth — under the ice of Antarctica. A remote survey has discovered 91 volcanoes r(...)

A fruitcake found at Cape Adare, Antarctica. Photograph: Antarctic Heritage Trust handout/EPA

A century-old fruitcake has been discovered in Antarctica in “excellent condition” after being preserved by the continent’s sub-zero temperatures. It(...)

Photograph: Joseph Woods

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, where most travels around the country begin and end, has a slightly frontier feel. Wide boulevards, modern buildings(...)

Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

Aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. Photograph: AFP/Nasa/Swansea University.

One of the largest icebergs on record has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have announced. Researchers who have been monitorin(...)

A section of the walkers reach the summit of Mount Brandon

Like many other walkers, I like to take advantage of the long daylight hours of summer to take a tilt at a good long ridge walk. This year I decided t(...)

Prof Robert Devoy said that the published flood defence plan does not place sufficient emphasis on developing a fully integrated river catchment management plan for the Lee.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The €140 million Office of Public Works flood relief plan for Cork will not solve the long-term problem of flooding in the city, according to an exper(...)

Carlos Chique (centre), PhD student in geography at NUI Galway, extracting a sediment core from Lough Muckno, Co Monaghan. The NUI Galway research team extracted a 10-meter sediment core to reconstruct long-term environmental change. Also pictured: Stephen Galvin. Photograph: Karen Molloy, NUI Galway.

Throughout Earth’s history our planet has undergone massive swings in its climate. Between warm and cold extremes, times when there was little or no i(...)

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