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# nature - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Cats are on a murderous rampage (in the USA)
# Watch The Birdie
# Watch The Birdie

Cats are on a murderous rampage (in the USA)

Feb 2nd 2013, 9:15 AM 13,758 Views 75 Comments

Can you guess how many birds and small mammals they kill in one year in the States? Hint: billions.

# nature - Monday 28 January, 2013

Film-maker and environmentalist Éamon de Buitléar dies aged 83
# RIP
# RIP

Film-maker and environmentalist Éamon de Buitléar dies aged 83

Jan 28th 2013, 8:35 AM 7,023 Views 19 Comments

The former senator died at home on Sunday night.

# nature - Monday 31 December, 2012

32 beautiful images of Ireland from 2012
# Nature
# Nature

32 beautiful images of Ireland from 2012

Dec 31st 2012, 2:50 PM 50,912 Views 27 Comments

Take a minute out of your day to appreciate how beautiful this island can be.

# nature - Thursday 27 December, 2012

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

Dec 27th 2012, 9:00 PM 26,010 Views 24 Comments

There is just one week left for entries in prestigious global contest – and the competition is fierce.

Don't miss: Tomorrow's the last full moon of 2012
# Look Up
# Look Up

Don't miss: Tomorrow's the last full moon of 2012

Dec 27th 2012, 5:20 PM 5,745 Views 7 Comments

It’s called an oak moon, don’t you know.

# nature - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Video: Oh, a cheetah in (slow) motion
# Animal Kingdom
# Animal Kingdom

Video: Oh, a cheetah in (slow) motion

Dec 2nd 2012, 5:00 PM 7,920 Views 10 Comments

Majestic.

# nature - Saturday 1 December, 2012

12 beautiful images from the National Geographic Photo Contest
# Wondrous
# Wondrous

12 beautiful images from the National Geographic Photo Contest

Dec 1st 2012, 8:20 AM 13,262 Views 7 Comments

Beauty, wonder, wisdom.

# nature - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Experts name likely source of giant eyeball washed up in US
# Fish Eye
# Fish Eye

Experts name likely source of giant eyeball washed up in US

Oct 20th 2012, 10:30 AM 18,645 Views 30 Comments

Remember the gruesome discovery we brought to you last week from a Florida beach? Read on to discover more about its most likely owner…

# nature - Monday 8 October, 2012

Volcano erupts in Indonesia
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Volcano erupts in Indonesia

Oct 8th 2012, 2:20 PM 6,023 Views 1 Comment

Mount Lokon is one of the country’s most active volcanoes – eruption could be heard more than 5km away.

# nature - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?
# Landfill
# Landfill

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?

Sep 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 14,855 Views 24 Comments

Waterford has one, and Cork will have one soon: A former landfill that is now a huge park. But how do you turn a huge mound of rubbish into a green space?

# nature - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice
# Marine Life
# Marine Life

Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice

Jun 7th 2012, 7:23 PM 6,601 Views 10 Comments

NASA study of tiny algae led to discovery of under-ice ‘bloom’ of the marine food source.

# nature - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

VIDEO: World's only white orca spotted
# Albino Whale
# Albino Whale

VIDEO: World's only white orca spotted

Apr 24th 2012, 11:55 AM 7,775 Views 17 Comments

Much better than ‘Free Willy’ – this is the first mature, possible albino, male orca ever to be seen.

Last night in Donegal... starring the aurora borealis
# Shine On
# Shine On

Last night in Donegal... starring the aurora borealis

Apr 24th 2012, 11:42 AM 16,145 Views 18 Comments

TheJournal.ie reader Paul Doherty captured the Northern Lights in their pomp over the northwest last evening…

# nature - Friday 30 March, 2012

PICS: The cutest one-year-old in Dublin today
# Dotey
From The Daily Edge
# Dotey

PICS: The cutest one-year-old in Dublin today

Mar 30th 2012, 10:21 AM 4,881 Views 3 Comments

Kituba the baby gorilla is having a birthday party at Dublin Zoo this weekend.

# nature - Monday 19 March, 2012

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates
# Action
# Action

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates

Mar 19th 2012, 7:00 PM 17,148 Views 35 Comments

Group of friends urge fellow citizens to help Ireland’s 600 ghost estates return to nature rather than blight the landscape – Frank Armstrong describes one guerilla planting session in Co Leitrim.

# nature - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Survey to give fascinating glimpse into life on barrier reef
# Under The Sea
From The Daily Edge
# Under The Sea

Survey to give fascinating glimpse into life on barrier reef

Feb 23rd 2012, 3:16 PM 1,873 Views 2 Comments

The survey will officially launch in September, using images broadcast on Google Earth and Google Maps taken of the coral reef with a special panoramic camera.

# nature - Saturday 14 January, 2012

TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year

Jan 14th 2012, 9:20 AM 5,530 Views 13 Comments

How social media is making us emotionally lazy, why humans are born optimists and one man who has probably made you cry: the inspiring talks to expect from non-profit group TED this year.

# nature - Monday 2 January, 2012

Face-To-Face Meeting Of The Day
# Eye Of The Tiger
From The Daily Edge
# Eye Of The Tiger

Face-To-Face Meeting Of The Day

Jan 2nd 2012, 4:45 PM 4,778 Views 8 Comments

Kepala the Sumatran tiger, this is Áine. Áine, Kepala.

# nature - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

WATCH: The "ice finger of death" at work
# Brinicle
# Brinicle

WATCH: The "ice finger of death" at work

Nov 23rd 2011, 3:17 PM 6,538 Views 20 Comments

BBC Nature has captured the most astounding footage of an ocean ‘brinicle’. You DON’T want to get caught in its path.

# nature - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 13th 2011, 11:00 AM 81 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

# nature - Saturday 12 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 12th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,504 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# nature - Monday 7 November, 2011

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland
# In Photos
From The Daily Edge
# In Photos

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland

Nov 7th 2011, 7:30 PM 1,316 Views 7 Comments

A glistening morning gave way to winter sunshine today – this is how some of our readers captured the scene…

# nature - Monday 17 October, 2011

Climate change is 'shrinking' animals
# Mini Me
From The Daily Edge
# Mini Me

Climate change is 'shrinking' animals

Oct 17th 2011, 10:28 AM 358 Views 1 Comment

Animals across the planet are shrinking in size due to the impact that climate change is having on their natural habitats, according to researchers.

# nature - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague
# Black Death
# Black Death

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

Oct 12th 2011, 9:26 PM 1,379 Views 9 Comments

Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.

# nature - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Inquiries launched into New Zealand oil slick
# Oil Slick
# Oil Slick

Inquiries launched into New Zealand oil slick

Oct 9th 2011, 4:32 PM 262 Views 0 Comments

A container ship that ran aground off the coast of New Zealand has caused a major oil slick, endangering wildlife.

# nature - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Poll: Nature or nurture - which has a bigger effect on a child's development?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Nature or nurture - which has a bigger effect on a child's development?

Oct 8th 2011, 12:51 PM 6,676 Views 39 Comments

Experts have claimed this week that violence is a “preventable disease” as children who receive love and fair discipline do not become violent adults. Do you agree or do you think heredity, or nature, has a bigger impact on how a child turns out?

# nature - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific

Aug 20th 2011, 7:31 PM 542 Views 12 Comments

No damage or casualties yet reported in 7.5-magnitude quake in ‘Ring of Fire’ region.

# nature - Friday 29 July, 2011

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit
# Space
# Space

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit

Jul 29th 2011, 10:27 AM 988 Views 7 Comments

Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.

# nature - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan
# Kyrgyzstan
# Kyrgyzstan

Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan

Jul 20th 2011, 7:44 AM 158 Views 1 Comment

The 6.2 magnitude quake struck in the early hours of the morning but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

# nature - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Cork dolphin dies in city centre river
# Dolphin Death
# Dolphin Death

Cork dolphin dies in city centre river

Jul 12th 2011, 4:57 PM 1,481 Views 13 Comments

One of the three dolphins that swam into the River Lee in Cork has died.

# nature - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999
# New Species
From The Daily Edge
# New Species

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999

Jun 7th 2011, 12:16 PM 899 Views 70 Comments

Look through some of the World Wildlife Fund’s photos of new lemurs, chameleons and snakes discovered on the fourth-largest island in the world.

# nature - Saturday 21 May, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

May 21st 2011, 7:59 AM 552 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# nature - Friday 20 May, 2011

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs'
# US
# US

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs'

May 20th 2011, 11:14 AM 828 Views 0 Comments

The voracious insects have already decimated millions of dollars of crops in the States – and show no signs of stopping.

# nature - Monday 16 May, 2011

Bugging out: hundreds join hunt for Ireland's natural riches
# Know Your Bugs
From The Daily Edge
# Know Your Bugs

Bugging out: hundreds join hunt for Ireland's natural riches

May 16th 2011, 6:02 PM 1,305 Views 0 Comments

Teams of volunteers are gearing up for the BioBlitz, whose organisers say biodiversity is worth €2.6billion a year to our economy.

# nature - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Most of Ireland basks in warmest April on record
# Good News
# Good News

Most of Ireland basks in warmest April on record

May 3rd 2011, 5:44 PM 2,420 Views 0 Comments

Nearly all rainfall in April fell at the start of the month – and most of the country has been enjoying long hours of sunshine since.

# nature - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Spring break tourists shaken by Mexican quake
# Mexico
# Mexico

Spring break tourists shaken by Mexican quake

Apr 26th 2011, 5:42 PM 1,999 Views 0 Comments

Moderate earthquake struck early in the morning about 50kms from popular resort of Acapulco.

# nature - Friday 22 April, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Apr 22nd 2011, 6:34 PM 1,611 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# nature - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Gulf oil spill: The devastation one year on
Live Apr 20th 2011, 12:50 PM

Gulf oil spill: The devastation one year on

# nature - Friday 15 April, 2011

The week in photos
Live Apr 15th 2011, 6:17 PM

The week in photos

# nature - Thursday 14 April, 2011

It's a.... boy (gorilla) From The Daily Edge
Live Apr 14th 2011, 10:33 AM

It's a.... boy (gorilla)