Combined impacts of sea-level rise, intensification of maritime transport, depletion of coastal ecosystems and deep-sea mining are the theme of a new exhibition planned for the Italian city of Venice which aims to change the dialogue about ocean environments.
The hardy monks used to winter in Ballinskelligs. They’d come in from the Rock as the weather turned nasty at the darkest time of year. And then, when the Skellig could no longer be inhabited at all, they moved lock, stock and barrel into Ballinskelligs and established an abbey.
Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, has reached the age of 68. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the world’s oldest known bird arrived back at her breeding colony on Midway Atoll in November. She had laid an egg by December 3rd. This season’s chick may be her 37th.
HE’S known as Little Jimmy Osmond but there’s nothing small about his career. The youngest of the 1970s chart-topping Osmond family, Jimmy joined his brothers aged three, earning his first of six gold records two years later. And though he has sung and glittered with showbiz royalty through the decades — including Elvis and Andy Williams — he carries his fame lightly.