It is estimated there are around 422 trees per person on the Earth

Tree numbers halved since civilisation began

02 Sep The number of trees on Earth has almost halved since the beginning of human civilisation, with 709 million trees in Ireland, equating to 154 for each person, a new assessment has found.

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.

The lawsuit accuses Ashley Madison and parent company Avid Life Media Inc of negligence and invasion of privacy

Ashley Madison sued for causing emotional distress

25 Aug Infidelity website Ashley Madison and its parent company have been sued in federal court in California by a man who claims that the companies failed to adequately protect clients' personal and financial information from theft, saying he suffered emotional distress.

Ashley Madison is known for its slogan 'Life is short. Have an affair'

Lawsuit launched against Ashley Madison

21 Aug A class action lawsuit has been launched against the owner of affair-seeking website Ashley Madison on behalf of Canadian users whose personal information was hacked and leaked online.

iD Mobile's entry into the Irish market could lead to lower prices for consumers

Comreg welcomes launch of new operator

20 Aug Telecoms regulator Comreg has welcomed the launch of Ireland's newest mobile phone operator, iD Mobile, but said it has an open mind about whether or not it will improve competition in the market.

Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison, did not verify the data was real, but said it was aware of the claim

One million infidelity site users' data 'leaked'

19 Aug Hackers have leaked the personal details of more than a million alleged users of infidelity website AshleyMadison.com, tech websites reported last night, the latest high-profile cyber attack that threatens to wreak strife in relationships across the globe.

Love heart shaped cakes in a Delhi bakery

FDA approves 'female Viagra' in US

19 Aug The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US health regulators last night, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol.

Traders who had access to the statements were able to buy or sell shares at an advantage to others

$100m made from press release hack

12 Aug A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as $100m in illegal profits over five years by conspiring to use information stolen from thousands of corporate press statements before their public release, US authorities have said.

Management believes it can make Google cleaner and more accountable

Google announces major restructuring

11 Aug Google has announced a major restructuring of its business, in which the firm and its sister companies will become part of a larger parent group.