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An artist’s impression of the evolutionary garden.  Illustration by garden plan co-designer, Nicola Haines of Tierney Haines Architects

The evolution of plants through geological time has culminated in the diversity of species we see around us today. Across forests, savannahs, deserts (...)

Protesters against climate change pretending to be dead outside a Paris hotel last week where the International Petrol Summit was taking place.  Photograph:  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

It is hard to imagine there is anyone left who still questions climate change or that the altered weather patterns and global warming we are experienc(...)

The bioeconomy describes the part of the economy that relies on the use of biological resources, including agriculture, forestry and marine. Photograph: Thinkstock

After tomorrow’s general election we will have a clearer idea of the political landscape of Ireland over the coming period. What areas of the researc(...)

Livestock and harm: Global food production and agriculture account for about 25 per cent of all greenhouse-gas emission. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Last year marked the centenary of the general theory of relativity, but it appears Albert Einstein also showed great foresight when he said, “Nothing(...)

2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to a new analysis by Nasa - 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001. Photograph: Scientific Visualization Studio/Goddard Space Flight Center

Global temperatures are continuing to rise, with 2015 down as the hottest year since records began in 1880. Last year’s temperature rise shattered th(...)

Crowds took to the streets despite the anti-terrorism state of emergency rules that forbid large gatherings. Photograph: EPA

The historic agreement on climate change, adopted in Le Bourget at the weekend, is widely expected to herald the beginning of the end of humanity’s hi(...)

Coal-fired generators in Hebei, China. The successful development of clean energy is likely to rely heavily on investment by the private sector. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The UN conference on climate change that has just opened in Paris holds out the promise of a major step forward in tackling the huge problem of(...)

The Eiffel Tower lights up with colours and messages of hope on the eve of the  climate conference in Paris: 190 countries are involved in the conference. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

I keep hearing about a big climate change thing going on in Paris. What is going on? There is a big international conference that starts (...)

French president Francois Hollande walks on the Solheimajokull glacier, where the ice has receded by more than 1km, during an official visit to Iceland earlier this month. Photograph: Thibault Camus/EPA

Will the intergovernmental climate conference in Paris in December be a decisive turn in the world’s efforts to curb risks of catastrophic climate cha(...)

Grey whales ‘all have Mexican passports, being born in warm shallow lagoons in Baja California’. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

Marine biologist Greg McCormack spots what he’s been looking for about 100m off the port side. It is a grey whale surfacing, one of a species that (...)

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