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PICS: The cutest one-year-old in Dublin today Dotey This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates Action This post contains images

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

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.

Survey to give fascinating glimpse into life on barrier reef

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.

From TheJournal.ie TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year Inspiration

TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year

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.

Face-To-Face Meeting Of The Day

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

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: The "ice finger of death" at work Brinicle

WATCH: The "ice finger of death" at work

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland In Photos This post contains images

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland

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

Climate change is 'shrinking' animals

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague Black Death

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

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

From TheJournal.ie Inquiries launched into New Zealand oil slick Oil Slick

Inquiries launched into New Zealand oil slick

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Nature or nurture - which has a bigger effect on a child's development? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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?

From TheJournal.ie Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific Earthquake

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific

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

From TheJournal.ie We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit Space

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork dolphin dies in city centre river Dolphin Death

Cork dolphin dies in city centre river

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

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999 New Species This post contains images

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999

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.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs' US

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs'

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Most of Ireland basks in warmest April on record Good News

Most of Ireland basks in warmest April on record

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.

From TheJournal.ie Spring break tourists shaken by Mexican quake Mexico

Spring break tourists shaken by Mexican quake

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

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf oil spill: The devastation one year on Gulf Oil Spill This post contains images

Gulf oil spill: The devastation one year on

As the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is commemorated by the relatives of the 11 men who died on the rig, the impact on nature is still clear to see.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

It's a.... boy (gorilla) It's A Boy This post contains images

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

Mum gorilla at Dublin Zoo finally lets zookeepers check the gender of her two-week-old baby.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists 'turned mice gay' through hormone immunity Sexuality

Scientists 'turned mice gay' through hormone immunity

Researchers in China bred mice with brains unreceptive to serotonin, and found that they lost the impulse to mate with females.

From TheJournal.ie Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home Biodiversity

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home

The first ever inventory of the country’s biodiversity shows that tens of thousands of different species exist in the country today – but not all of their futures are certain.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

Our pick of the wonderful and sometimes poignant pictures that shaped the week.

From TheJournal.ie Now birds are falling from the sky in Sweden Sweden

Now birds are falling from the sky in Sweden

Reports of between 50 and 100 dead birds in Falköping, Sweden, follow the discovery of thousands of dead birds in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Another 500 dead birds fall from US skies US This post contains videos

Another 500 dead birds fall from US skies

This time, it’s Louisiana, about 300 miles away from the Arkansas site where thousands of dead birds were found at the weekend.

Scientists still puzzled by thousands of dead birds and fish in Arkansas

Efforts to discover cause of death for 3,000 birds and 100,000 fish still underway.