The incident occurred at a facility known as PUREX, located in the middle of the sprawling Hanford nuclear site,  an official said. File photograph: Getty Images

A tunnel partly collapsed on Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, but there was no indicat(...)

Drop by drop: water molecules are made up of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. Isolated hydrogen is known for its highly flammable properties, which make it a perfect fuel.

Through the development of a novel process which dramatically speeds up the time it takes to discover new, commercially viable solar fuel materials, r(...)

Donald Trump: A transition which is taking unexpected turns. Photograph: Getty Images

Today’s World View podcast features dispatches on the battle in Aleppo, Donald Trump’s transition and a self-inflicted crisis in India. In Aleppo “t(...)

Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Oil prices eased on Tuesday as concerns over a crude and refined fuel glut outweighed an expected cut in US shale production and a probable further dr(...)

Flaring gas  at the Shell-operated Ballinaboy terminal. Photograph: Shay Fennelly

The Government is seeking tenders to monitor the Corrib gas pipeline on behalf of the Department of Energy. The monitoring will require spot checks o(...)

Contractors dismantle an illegally installed section of the Corrib gas pipeline, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, in 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Corrib gas project is a template for “how not to undertake a development”, according to a new planning approach published by the British Instituti(...)

File photo: The dismantling of a section of the Corrib Gas Line, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Shell E&P Ireland has urged the Department of Energy to ensure “prompt processing” of its application to operate the Corrib gas pipeline, as it sa(...)

Noise pollution  can transmit across thousands of square kilometres of ocean, causing physical injury, disorientation and death to whales and dolphins. Photograph: Simon Duggan/Provision

Whale and dolphin activity on Ireland’s continental shelf is being measured off the west coast this week by a 21-metre yacht known to be one of the (...)

Cuvier’s beaked whale. Photograph: Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Irish and British marine scientists are seriously concerned about a spike in strandings of the protected deepwater Cuvier’s beaked whale along the wes(...)

The CIA established the Center on Climate Change and National Security in 2009, a decision that drew fierce criticism from some Republicans who viewed it as a distraction from more pressing terrorist concerns. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be u(...)

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