Search results for: soil loss

A Prehistory of Violence

It now looks as if the greatest mass extinction on Earth – 250 million years ago – was caused by fossil fuel burning.

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?

Another Silent Spring?

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

Destroyer of Worlds

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

Muddying the Waters

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

Dredged Up

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

Drowning in Money

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

Thinking Like a Forest

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

Obstinate Questionings

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

The Landed Mafia

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

Sheepwrecked

How Britain has been shagged by the white plague.

The Fat of the Land

Robbing the poor, trashing the natural world: Europe’s farm subsidies are an obscenity.

Empty Promise

Could scientists have got the impacts of climate change on food supply wildly wrong?

Anomie

Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad.