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.
Queen's Winter Graduations
This year's university winter graduations
Cow passenger in Citroen Xsara
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
Christmas lights in Belfast
Lights on and market opens in city
PlayStation PS4 v Xbox One
Comparing Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles
Letta survives confidence votes new
Italian Premier Enrico Letta's reconstituted governing coalition has comfortably survived confidence votes which were called after Silvio Berlusconi defected to the opposition.
No abuse charges for Zimmerman new
Prosecutors in Miami have said they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman after his girlfriend said in a sworn statement that she did not want to pursue the case.
M&S strike suspended pending talks new
Marks & Spencer workers have called off tomorrow's second day of strike action because talks on the pensions dispute are planned.
WRU hopeful clubs will commit new
Welsh rugby administrators are still hopeful their regional club sides will commit their future to the RaboDirect Pro12.
Moore plans to stay put at Leinster new
Martin Moore is ready to disappoint a host of English and French clubs and commit his future to home province Leinster.
Hull apply to FA over name change
Hull have formally applied to the Football Association to change their playing name to 'Hull Tigers' from next season.
Lewis makes apology to McKellen new
Homeland actor Damian Lewis has apologised to Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen after saying he did not want to end up a "fruity actor" who is known for playing wizards.
Jessie J head-shave 'top TV tweet' new
Pop star Jessie J's brave decision to shave her head live on Comic Relief was the television moment most tweeted about in 2013, a survey has found.
X Factor 'life-changing' for Sam
X Factor finalist Sam Bailey has said her life has already been changed by the hit talent show, even if she does not win this weekend's showdown.