Life on Earth may have developed below rather than above ground, reveal scientists
How life on Earth came into existence is still one of the greatest mysteries in science but new research into the “deep biosphere” indicates that the first replicating life-forms on the planet may have originated deep underground rather than, as commonly believed, on the surface.
Invasion of the jellyfish as Ireland sea temperatures rise
Jellyfish sightings around Ireland's coast are at their highest level in 25 years.
Derry City Council has worst recycling record in Northern Ireland
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan admits he is disappointed that his home city has the worst council record for recycling in Northern Ireland.
Russian company Martex to present plan for world's first combined tidal and wave power plant at Strangford Lough
The Russians are coming – to present a Northern Irish council with extraordinary plans to build a barrier across Strangford Lough.
Lower Lough Erne's pike numbers steady for last 15 years
Pike numbers in Lower Lough Erne appear to have increased slightly since they were last surveyed around 15 years ago.
Video: Renewable energy investment explained
Renewable energy is currently a hot topic in the business world, with financial experts picking green energy investment as one to watch for those looking to invest in something ethical and sustainable without necessarily comprising their investment return.
Green warriors encouraged to 'Adopt-a-Street'
Would-be green warriors in Craigavon have been urged to adopt a street – and then keep it looking spruce.
Once rare bird climbs pecking order in Ireland's woods
Great spotted woodpeckers used to be like snakes – never seen in Ireland.
Let's feed our feathered friends
The Ulster Wildlife charity has launched a new fundraising initiative designed to get people engaged with nature this winter.
Warning over high level of air pollution in Derry
Air pollution has hit unusually high levels in Londonderry.
A tale of two birds as twitchers flock to catch glimpse of rare species
A fox appears to have been the culprit who ended birdwatchers' hopes of seeing a rare spoonbill in Northern Ireland.
Martin McKenna waited nine hours in sub-zero temperatures to get this stunning photograph of snow on Glenshane Pass... but it was worth it
Storm chaser Martin McKenna will do anything for a striking image – and here's the proof.
One year on, will the report into future of Lough Neagh ever be made public?
An official report on the future of Lough Neagh has been sitting on Stormont shelves for almost a year, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.
Survey finds litter in 96% of our streets
A major litter survey across Northern Ireland has found rubbish present at 96% of parks and streets.
Belfast Zoo celebrates red squirrel breeding success
Experts at Belfast Zoo are celebrating a conservation first for Northern Ireland - the first captive breeding of a red squirrel.
No wind turbines in Mournes... but perhaps in forests
There are no plans to lease out parts of Northern Ireland's most scenic landscape for wind farms, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has insisted.
Woodland plan aims to inspire Faughan Valley farmers
The team planning Northern Ireland's biggest woodland creation scheme want to show farmers how to transform unproductive pockets of land into thriving woodland.
Recycling boost as Northern Ireland's landfill waste drops to 49%
Less than half of Northern Ireland's waste now goes to landfill, new figures have revealed.
Northern Ireland's 'unlawful' Planning Bill set to be dumped
Speculation is increasing that Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is poised to scrap the Planning Bill – in a move that would thwart alleged DUP and Sinn Fein efforts to "power grab" planning powers.
Christmas Jumper Day new
Extremely loud knitwear at the ready
Cow passenger in Citroen Xsara
Flying start to Christmas
Festive daredevil bikers in Belfast
Queen's Winter Graduations
This year's university winter graduations
Nelson Mandela: life and times
Key moments in life of former president
Christmas parties 2013
Irish dad forced to take dead baby in taxi for autopsy
Prouvost wins Turner Prize
Laure Prouvost named winner in Derry
Top 10 Xmas gifts for teens
Victoria's Secret opens first shop on island of Ireland
Help babies like little Joe
Help save lives of babies around the world
Celtic fined £42,000 over fan banner of IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands new
Celtic have been fined 50,000 euros (around £42,000) after the controversial Green Brigade group unfurled a banner depicting IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands during last month's clash with AC Milan, the club has confirmed.
Video: Fox News presenter tells millions of viewers it's a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white new
Should Jesus be portrayed as a white man despite hailing from the Middle East? Should Santa always be depicted as white, despite being a fictional character based on a fourth century Greek Christian bishop?
Rough sleep figures 'on the rise' new
Benefit reforms and a shortage in housing have led to rocketing numbers of rough sleepers and people turning to emergency accommodation, research has found.
Club focus: Orangefield Old Boys FC new
Orangefield manager Mark McCleary believes his side haven't reached their full potential this season.
Quinn drafted in to help discipline Newington new boys new
Irish League new boys Newington Young Men have enlisted the help of experienced manager Marty Quinn, as the north Belfast team aim to secure promotion in their first season at Championship level.
Baby steps for Northern Ireland's football future new
When the Irish FA launched their mission statement, 'We're Not Brazil, We're Northern Ireland' last month, the governing body placed a strong emphasis on youth football.
Nigella 'let children smoke weed' new
Nigella Lawson allegedly allowed her children to smoke cannabis, one of the personal assistants accused of defrauding the TV cook and Charles Saatchi has claimed.
Abbey: I'm Strictly hysterical new
Abbey Clancy said she is scared to the point of being "hysterical" that one of her dances will go wrong on this weekend's semi-final for Strictly Come Dancing.
X Factor mocked in musical spoof new
The audience at this weekend's X Factor final will see Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell mercilessly mocked as they get a sneak peak of the comedy musical poking fun at the show.