Category: environment and the natural world

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.

Falling in Love Again

Rebuilding our relationship with the natural world can re-animate our own lives, as well as the ecosystem. Read more.

Breaking Faith

The European Union is becoming ever harder for progressives to love. Is it time to get out? Read more.

Common Purpose

What better symbol of a regenerating Scotland could there be than a new network of national parks? Read more.

Channelling the Joy

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money. Read more.

Thinking Like an Elephant

New insights from the deep past should transform the way we work with forests. Read more.


The destruction of some of the last of the huge animals that shaped us inflicts a great wound in our lives. Read more.

Fowl Deeds

The astonishing, multiple crises caused by chicken farming. Read more.

Otter Joy

The return of Britain’s otters offers a glimpse of rewilding’s great rewards Read more.

Ringbarking the Tree of Life

The destruction of cultural treasures by ISIS has parallels in ecological cleansing around the world. Read more.