Category archives: environment and the natural world

Like a Demon from a Mediaeval Manuscript

Some speculations about one of the most extraordinary mammals to have roamed the Earth. Read more.

Destroyer of Worlds

New research suggests there was no state of grace: for two million years humankind has been the natural world’s nemesis. Read more.

The Benefits Claimants the Government Loves

Corrupt, irrational, destructive, counter-productive: this scarcely begins to describe our farming policy. Read more.

Jumping the Shark

Misleading claims by Discovery and other channels help to fuel wildlife massacres. Read more.

Muddying the Waters

How the government’s farming policies have produced a perfectly designed system for flooding your home. Read more.

Dredged Up

Never mind the evidence, we’ll do something eye-catching. Read more.

Drowning in Money

The hidden and remarkable story of why devastating floods keep happening. Read more.

Systems that Deprive Us of Wonder

A conversation with Steve Wheeler for Dark Mountain Read more.

Transylvanian Count to Chair Bloodbank

A new government appointment provides a chilling insight into its priorities. Read more.

Plumbing the Depths

A government-backed industrial lobbying campaign is being funded by a stealth tax. It’s an outrage. Read more.

A Festival of Toxic Waste

How about building bonfires without the old sofas and painted boards? Read more.

Thinking Like a Forest

Why do conservation groups help to keep our wildlife in a state of extreme depletion? Read more.

Abbottalypse Now

Tony Abbott intends to trash Australia on behalf of the super-rich. Read more.

Obstinate Questionings

The Lake District’s bid for World Heritage status shows just what a mess conservation is in. Read more.

Return of the Native

Why are almost all the trees that councils plant exotic species? Read more.

DDT 2.0

We’re just beginning to understand the wider impacts of neonicotinoids. Read more.

Resurrection Men

De-extinction sounds like a great idea. But there’s a problem most people have overlooked. Read more.

The Naturalists Who Are Terrified of Nature

A radical challenge to British conservation and its bizarre priorities. Read more.

The Landed Mafia

It’s time we confronted the National Farmers’ Union and the millionaires it works for. Read more.

The Culture of Nature

The ignorance and philistinism of those who attack nature lovers knows no bounds. Read more.