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

Microbes that 'breathe iron' are found in Antarctic

Unique organisms have developed from more than a million years in isolation

Climate warning as Antarctic ice bridge shatters

An ice bridge which held a vast Antarctic ice shelf in place shattered at the weekend and could herald a wider collapse linked to global warming, a leading scientist has warned.

Melting snow prompts border change between Switzerland and Italy

Global warming is dissolving the Alpine glaciers so rapidly that Italy and Switzerland have decided they must re-draw their national borders to take account of the new realities.

The Age of Stupid (1A)

This eco-documentary addresses the catastrophic effects of global warming – hurricanes, floods, glacier erosions – and gives it to us straight: we're doomed.

Brothers crushed to death by glacier fall

By Kathy Marks, Asia-Pacific Correspondent

Climate change at the poles IS man-made

Scientists refute sceptics by proving that human activity has left its mark on the Arctic and Antarctic

Hundreds of methane 'plumes' discovered

British scientists find more evidence of climate threat

Exclusive: The methane time bomb

Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide

Steve Connor: The ultimate gas leak that scientists dreaded

There are two significant facts about methane in terms of global warming. It is about 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and there are massive stores of it locked away under the permafrost of the northern hemisphere.

Lapland: Regal splendour

High in Swedish Lapland, beside glacial lakes and snow-tipped mountains, Rhiannon Batten is captivated by the 'King of Trails'

How catching cold mountain air could save Europe's glaciers

A German geography professor has developed a controversial system of mountain "wind-catching" screens which he claims could slow or even halt the dramatic rate at which Europe's glaciers are melting.

Donnachadh McCarthy: The Home Ecologist

It has been an up-and-down time for the environment; two bits of good news and one of terrible news. The good news is the IEA report that UK petrol sales this year have fallen by 20 per cent and the car industry similarly reports a dramatic fall of 18 per cent in sales of 4x4s.

Impact Earth: Could we divert a giant asteroid?

A century ago this week, an asteroid fireball exploded over Siberia with the power of 185 Hiroshima bombs. Steve Connor asks how we can prevent a similar catastrophe in a major world city

Alaska: The last frontier

This Monday sees the 50th anniversary of Alaska legally joining the US. But the largest state in the union is a world apart from the 'Lower 48', says Harriet O'Brien
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