Sport Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean will return to Sarajevo to repeat their gold-medal winning routine

The Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch has been rebuilt having been destroyed in the Bosnian War and Torvill and Dean will return to the scene of their greatest success

Glaciergate part II: climate chief reheats Himalayas row

Head of IPCC's claim of meltdown caused outcry two years ago – now he's repeated the warning

Titanic leaves Belfast for sea trials before her disastrous maiden voyage

Titanic: Still making waves after 100 years

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Climate change melting polar regions faster than ever before

One of the clearest signs of climate change is the loss of floating sea ice in the Arctic

The changing face of Andean glaciers

To the untrained eye, the view from the Yanapaqcha glacier, some 17,000ft above sea level in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, represents nature at her most sublime.

Parents speak of their 'fearless' adventurer son

As tributes are paid to the young man killed by a polar bear in Norway, questions are asked about the system supposed to prevent such attacks

Plug that gap with an awesome adventure

With A-level results and university fees to fret about, teenagers are shortening their gap year to a month, says Lucy Grewcock

Melting of the Arctic 'will accelerate climate change within 20 years'

An irreversible climate "tipping point" could occur within the next 20 years as a result of the release of huge quantities of organic carbon locked away as frozen plant matter in the vast permafrost region of the Arctic, scientists have found.

Steve Connor: Greenhouse gas emission targets could be undermined

One of the great unknowns of climate science is predicting the effect of "feedbacks". As carbon dioxide levels and temperatures increase, will other parts of the global climate begin to be perturbed in a way that affects the direction or speed of global warming?

Steve Connor: Larger ash particles will mean less chaos

Although it is the biggest volcanic eruption in Iceland for 50 years – bigger than the one that caused air travel chaos this time last year – experts believe the Grímsvötn disturbance is unlikely to cause the widespread closure of airports.

Flights stopped as Icelandic volcano erupts

Iceland closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights today as a powerful volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air.

Glaciers melting at fastest rate in 350 years, study finds

Some mountain glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than at any time in the past 350 years.

The desert city in serious danger of running dry

Peru's arid capital faces a crisis as glaciers and rainfall dwindle. Simeon Tegel reports

New Zealand: The power of nature on South Island

Despite the tragedy of last month's catastrophic earthquake, New Zealand still delivers sublime travel experiences, writes Chris Leadbeater

On the shoulders of Polar giants

One hundred years ago, the great explorers raced to conquer Antarctica. Adrian Mourby follows their trail

Descendants of Shackleton's team go as far as explorer... and then on to South Pole

A coincidence of genes led to an epic and often gruelling voyage, writes Luke Blackall
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EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
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How to find gold

Steve Boggan finds himself in the Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge
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Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
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Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

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No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

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So the young risk their lives and run for it
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Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
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Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy