Category: environment and the natural world

Punishment Posting

Want to cast someone into the outer darkness? Then give them the environment department, that should be the most important portfolio of all. Read more.

Bonfire of the Verities

Academic standards go up in smoke in a wildly biased paper on burning in the British uplands. Read more.

Rare Specimen

My interview, in his 90th year, with Sir David Attenborough Read more.

Scorched Earth Conservation

National park authorities inflict mass destruction on wildlife and habitats, then call it conservation Read more.

Trickle-Down Theory

How the government learnt absolutely nothing from the recent floods. Read more.

Going Downhill Fast

How public money and crazy policies speed water off the land and into our homes Read more.

Walk on the Wild Side

Rewilding, hillwalking and the extraordinary history of these islands. Read more.

Life and Death

The remarkable decline in violence between humans suggests that we could also restrain our violence against the planet. Read more.

A Storm of Ignorance

Censoring official advice, stripping the hills and rivers, the government ensures that disasters like the Cumbria floods will keep recurring. Read more.

Putting the Con into Consultation

An online tool that changes your answers is not the only problem with this attempt to fake public consent for dredging a dolphin reserve. Read more.

False Promise

The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake. Read more.

Pregnant Silence

It’s about time we discussed the real population crisis. Read more.

Strategic Incompetence

The agencies supposed to protect the living world have been neutered, and polluters and wildlife destroyers now have a free hand. Read more.

The Dolphin Killers of Cardigan Bay

Why does the Welsh government propose this gratuitous act of destruction? It refuses to say. Read more.

Nothing to See Here

In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media. Read more.

On Bullshit

The hideous pollution case I stumbled on illustrates our failure to see the harm caused by animal farming. Read more.

Inhospitable Planet

There may be water on Mars. But is there intelligent life on Earth? Read more.

Wiping the World Clean

The Ecomodernists launching their manifesto today propose solutions that are both ignorant and brutal. Read more.

The Iron Mask

Living as if seen from the future. Read more.

Something Stinks

When governments lobby in favour of air pollution, you can be pretty sure there’s corruption involved. Read more.