As well as the traditional cosy cottages you’d expect to find on the beautiful island of Skye, there are also a surprising number of cool contemporary properties with impressive eco credentials. See more
Photos, top to bottom:PR, James Ross, Andrew Lee. Click photos for captions.
It’s been so cold for so long in the midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94% of the lakes’ surface was frozen. As of Thursday, ice cover extended across 88%, according to the federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor. See more
David Pabiska of the Czech Republic for KTM SP Moto Bohemia Racing scales a dune on stage 12 on the way to La Serena. We’ve rounded up the best images from the journey to the finish-line in Valparaíso in Chile. See more
Share your sun. Readers celebrate the 10th anniversary of Olafur Eliasson’s iconic installation, The Weather Project, by sharing photos of their local sunrises and sunsets. Submit yours via GuardianWitness.
Aerial view of oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico. This images is part of an exhibition at Somerset House in London, of 130 original photographic works taken around the world, from Mitch Epstein’s image of an American oil refinery to Nadav Kander’s smog-filled vision of the Yangtze river in China.