Petronas has plans to build a giant liquefied natural gas terminal on Canada's west coast

Fracking linked to earthquake in Canada

27 Aug Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas triggered one of the world's largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice, Canadian media reported last night.

A fire at the Oxigen facility in Ballymount, Dublin was the only incident classified as 'serious'

Odour and noise lead complaints to EPA

26 Aug Problems with odour and noise nuisance from industrial and waste facilities were the leading reasons for complaints from the public to the Environmental Protection Agency last year, the body said this morning.

A firefighter moves away from a tall flame as he uses a drip torch to burn dry grass during a backfire operation to head off the Rocky Fire

Evacuations ordered over California wildfire

04 Aug A wildfire that has destroyed drought-parched terrain in northern California with remarkable speed continues to rage as evacuations expanded and firefighters began to gain some ground against the flames.

International outcry over death of Cecil the lion

Three US airlines ban trophy hunter shipments

04 Aug Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month.

President Obama's plan will increase the required cuts in carbon emissions from the power sector

Obama unveils new climate change plan

03 Aug US President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming today, at the formal unveiling of his plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants.

Jericho was photographed by the WildCRU research team (Pic: WildCRU)

Jericho the lion 'alive and well'

02 Aug Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers at a park in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have confirmed.

A bridge washed away by floodwaters in Manipur after days of torrential rain

20 feared dead in India landslide

02 Aug Rescuers are searching today for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from recent floods elsewhere in the country topped 100, officials said.

President Higgins was speaking at the Summit of Conscience organised by French President Francois Hollande

Higgins calls for moral courage on climate change

21 Jul President Michael D Higgins has told a climate change summit in Paris that we are at a moment of truth in relation to climate and that we will require moral courage to effectively respond to the now urgent effects of climate change.