Carbon emissions in Dublin are now running at 5.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person per year

Sharp drop in Dublin energy consumption

16 Sep The amount of energy consumed in Dublin city each year has fallen by more than a third as a result of the recession, according to a new report published today.

A hydraulic drilling rig on the Marcellus shale formation in Pennsylvania

Study finds contamination not due to fracking

15 Sep A study has found that the contamination of groundwater above two large areas of shale gas in the US where fracking has taken place was caused by faulty well casings and cement construction, not the fracking itself.

Among the new discoveries are massive prehistoric pits, some of which appear to form astronomical alignments

New monuments found at Stonehenge

10 Sep An extraordinary hidden complex of archaeological monuments has been uncovered around Stonehenge using hi-tech methods of scanning below the Earth's surface.

Dreadnoughtus schrani inhabited planet earth 77 million years ago

Dinosaur fossil remains found in Argentina

05 Sep Scientists in Patagonia have announced the discovery of fossil remains of a dinosaur, which researchers say was the heaviest land animal - dinosaur or otherwise - on planet earth.

Plans for a Poolbeg incinerator, which date back to 1996, have been consistently opposed by locals

DCC report recommends Poolbeg incinerator proceeds

05 Sep Work on building the controversial Poolbeg incinerator could start before the end of the year following a recommendation from Dublin City Council management that the €500m development should go ahead.

Traffic builds up in front of a small park in downtown Daegu in South Korea

South Korea delays smog tax proposals

02 Sep South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

Fishermen, firefighters, and government personnel have been working to remove the dead fish from Lake Cajititlan

Tonnes of fish die in Mexico lake

01 Sep Close to 50 tonnes of fish have died over the last six days from unknown causes in Tlajomulco, in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

A road closure at the Vattnajokull glacier near the Bardarbunga volcano

New signs of eruption at volcano in Iceland

28 Aug Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said this afternoon.