Category: environment and the natural world

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.

Slip Sliding Away

Is the killing of trees the link between this great rail disaster and 2014’s floods? Read more.

A Shock to the System

A new form of marine mass destruction is outrageously being justified by the EU and its member states in the name of “scientific research”. Read more.

Peak Squirrel

How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot – an astonishing tale of ecological restoration. Read more.

A Small and Shuffling Life

Why, in this age of freedom, are we so confined? And what can we do to reclaim our lives? Read more.

Everything Is Connected

The interactions between wildlife and the physical planet are more complex and fascinating than we could ever have imagined. Read more.

Civilisation is Boring

We are pre-tuned to the natural world; wired to respond to nature. Read more.