The Sea, The Sea was the unforgettable title of a novel by Iris Murdoch
Mon, 26 Nov, 2018
"Sea lions literally everywhere, you’ve to be careful not to step on them, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, sea turtles.”
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
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Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
A new species of giant tortoise has been identified in the Galapagos Islands.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
Pope Francis has challenged Latin America’s youth to take up his environmental protection campaign, saying the defence of God’s creation is not just a recommendation but a requirement.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
Britain: A “poo bus”, which runs on human and household waste, goes into regular service this month. Powered by biomethane gas, the Bio-Bus will use waste from more than 32,000 households along its 24km route.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2015
Cheering crowds, hundreds of handshakes, and plenty of pats on the back. It’s not every day you win the world’s top science competition, but these three Cork girls almost make it look easy.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2014
Three Cork teenagers have bagged the top prize at this year’s Google Science Fair for their project, Natural Bacteria Combating World Hunger.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Three teenagers from Ireland have won the grand prize at this year's Google Science Fair.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
Ireland has been placed fourth in a top-10 list of dream destinations by readers of an up-market travel magazine in the US.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013
Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world’s largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Thu, 23 May, 2013
Astronomers are alerting sky watchers to be on the lookout for evidence of what appears to be meteor showers.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012
Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, has died of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2012
Julia Roberts has offered to babysit for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a wedding present.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
An 18-year-old who worked in a seaside hotel in Panama happily took up an offer by two friends to join them on a fishing trip and earn some extra cash.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2012
SUCH may have been the sentiments of Conor Ryan of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group when he spotted a black-browed albatross from the deck of the Celtic Explorer on the Feb 29.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
A GIANT tortoise which helped shape Darwin’s ideas about evolution and was thought to have been extinct for 150 years may be living a secret life in the Galapagos Islands.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2012
EVERY animal group has its celebrity species.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
Ports and beaches were temporarily shut and islanders and coastal residents ordered to higher ground up and down Latin America’s Pacific seaboard ahead of the tsunami surge triggered by the killer Japanese quake. But it did little damage.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
AN open-air dancing extravaganza featuring Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is to take place at the Cliffs of Moher in September.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
THOMAS Cook Cruises has launched a range of 42 cruises on the Irish market. The plan covers various destinations with seven cruise line companies.
Sat, 02 Oct, 2010
Griff Rhys Jones and his wife had to jump into shark-infested waters after a fire broke out on the yacht they were sailing in, it was reported today.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2009
Richard Collins looks at Darwin’s forgotten precursors
Mon, 14 Jul, 2008
A project to wean the Galapagos Islands off fossil fuels, which includes three giant wind turbines on one of the World Heritage site islands, was officially launched today.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2008
A lone British sailor has been rescued by the Australian Navy after his yacht ran aground on a remote reef.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2007
THE world’s top cultural body met yesterday to consider adding the Tower of London to its “in danger” list because of development pressures around its location.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2007
ECUADOR says tourism is threatening the Galapagos Islands and has asked Unesco to add the habitat that inspired the theory of evolution to its endangered list, the culture agency said yesterday.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2007
Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands, the country’s top tourist destination, should be better preserved according to President Rafael Correa.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2007
ON November 3, the Irish Examiner reported that the Galapagos Islands, a World heritage site, were considered by experts to be “in serious trouble” due to the level of population and tourism growth.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2007
A 176-year-old tortoise, believed by some to have been owned by Charles Darwin, has died at the Australian zoo owned by “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2006
MASSIVE waves generated by a storm 2,000 miles away battered a long stretch of the Pacific coast yesterday, wrecking homes, hotels and restaurants from Peru to Central America.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2006
More than 37 tons of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €2bn were confiscated during five seizures at sea this autumn, the US Coastguard said.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2004
A SUGGESTION that the secretary who shot dead a leading Irish cardiologist at a Boston hospital was infatuated with him was yesterday described as “dangerous speculation” by police.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2003
A 2,000-gallon fuel tank that fell into waters off the Galapagos Islands has created a slick that threatens to contaminate rare wildlife, scientists say.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2002
The bodies of 15 sea lions have been found in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands with their teeth and sexual organs extracted.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2001
Ecuador has declared a state of emergency for the Galapagos islands.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2001
The spillage of more than 150,000 gallons of diesel oil from an Ecuadorean tanker near the Galapagos Islands is a "catastrophe", the environmentalist David Bellamy has warned.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2001
More than 150,000 gallons of diesel oil has escaped from an Ecuadorean tanker washed up on one of the Galapagos Islands.
Ecuador has asked the US for help in preventing an environmental disaster posed by a diesel fuel spill in the ecologically fragile Galapagos Islands.
Sat, 20 Jan, 2001
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