Fell Purpose

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster Read more.

Grim Reaping

Brexit could wreck the British countryside – or it could save it. It depends on getting our voices heard. Read more.

Explanation of the Figures in Grim Reaping

This explains how the rough estimates of the area occupied by sheep in the UK were derived. Read more.

The Hills Are Dead

The terrible legacy of European farm subsidies – and how we could use Brexit as an opportunity for something better Read more.

Stock Answer

Why I took the plunge at last and converted (almost) to veganism Read more.

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.

Leave Well Alone

Those who want to leave the EU refuse to make the most crushing argument against it. Here’s why. 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.

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.

On Bullshit

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

Rural Idiocy

The BBC’s coverage of the countryside is a biased, unquestioning, deferential disgrace. Read more.

The Abuses of Enchantment

The cruelties of factory farming shelter behind a fairytale image, promoted by advertisers and children’s authors. Read more.

Fowl Deeds

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

Ploughing On Regardless

Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it? Read more.

Piggery Pokery

A winter’s tale that won’t put you off your dinner. Much. Read more.

Overgrowth

Every child should visit an abattoir. If you disagree, ask yourself why. Read more.

Eat Meat and Save the World?

Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock numbers can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence? Read more.

Another Silent Spring?

Neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects across the natural world: we need a global moratorium. Read more.