Our media must do more to protect the environment. Here's a snapshot of progress & blindspots, for Feb '21 issue of the National Union of Journalists' The Journalist.
60,000+ badgers will be killed in the latest cull by the UK Government. They want to destroy 70% of the population of this legally protected species. In: Ecohustler
Report by me on the rights of children to protest on the #SchoolStrike4Climate held on February 15 across the UK. Published by The Ecologist: Link
You don't win a planetary revolution by asking for permission. Protests for environmental justice are now growing fast. Extinction Rebellion's 1st Autumn Uprising disrupted 60 cities. How much is enough? Published in The Ecologist
Campaigners in Bristol, Somerset and London are targeting airport investors, including teachers' pensions. Published in The Bristol Cable.
There is an exciting new surge in rewilding, driven by grassroots groups. I spoke to some of the groups and people leading this movement... Published in Ecohustler
Climate researcher Katharine Hayhoe says the crux of winning over climate science deniers is to show them how they will benefit from a greener future. In The Ecologist.
Beware of greenwash. Planting trees to tackle climate change might feel nice, but it could be doing more harm than good. Here's why... The Independent.
Creating or improving a garden pond is one of the best ways to attract and help wildlife in your neighbourhood. Published in South Bristol Voice.
An old river route returns to Somerset after 70 years. In The Guardian.
As Greta Thunberg marched in Bristol, I wondered how long it will take to drag Cinderella - our ecological crisis - out of the hearth. In Ecohustler
Sir David Attenborough has joined in with our plastic attack actions. We've had enough of their rubbish, it's time to force change on shops & producers. In The Bristol Cable
Where The Leaves Fall is a new advert-free quality print magazine exploring nature connections. In Issue 3, I wrote on how combining art & science is helping Back From The Brink to save Britain's rarest species here.
400 Bristolians pledge to bring parts of London to a standstill with Extinction Rebellion - many arrested at Oxford Circus. Published in The Bristol Cable.
A plea for the media to rethink its promotion of flying to millions of people. Published by The Ecologist magazine and Canada News Media: Link
Celebrity power is undermining global conservation efforts, scientists have warned.
I investigated abuse and concerns that high profile campaigning on trophy hunting is spreading harmful myths. In The Guardian.
A powerful new display in Bristol will highlight the biodiversity crisis after children demanded the true stories of exhibits were told. Published in The Guardian
Bristol’s green image hangs in the balance over Bristol Airport expansion. I took part in a debate on BBC1 Sunday Politics with politicians & campaigners. Link
Climate change may explain expanded range of greater horseshoe bats – puzzling discovery on the east coast. Published in The Guardian
Britain's first city to declare a climate emergency has unveiled how it will attempt to create a 2030 carbon neutral blueprint. Published in The Independent
Amazing collisions of art, tech & pollen science are supersizing microscopic nature. Here's a world in a grain of sand, heaven in a wild flower, infinity in the palm of our hand & eternity in under an hour. I love the video links in this piece too. In: The Guardian
Nature has reclaimed the stage. With reduced noise pollution, a fascinating new arts & science project has put the mic on the world's dawn chorus to create a global sound scape of lockdown bird song. Published in The Guardian
The chalking up of less loved wild flower names wherever they grow across Europe's cities has gone viral: “It is absurd that this is criminal. How else will a kid ever know these names?" Published in The Guardian
"Bristol Airport expansion is like a gun pointing at the heart of the planet," says author and activist George Monbiot. In The Bristol Cable.
I met Bristol people steering a rapid rise in environmental activism, including Extinction Rebellion and its sister groups, schooled here. Published in The Spark.
In BBC Wildlife mag, August 2020, I've amplified calls for drastic changes to green spaces, dipping into the weird history behind emptied landscapes, and the inspiring people who want to bring lost urban wildlife back to ecologically depleted places. And: an exciting project that was triggered by Thunberg's visit to a Bristol green space.
... and the slippery slope of loving them: few can be as smitten as Yvonne Cox of Hedgehog Rescue. She helps hundreds of hogs. Published in South Bristol Voice.
There is plenty you can do to help our urban wildlife survive the winter cold: Part 1
My piece on the inequality, unfairness & harmful consequences of conservation relying heavily on volunteers. We can't fix our nature crisis until we invest properly. We fund an NHS, why not properly fund a natural health service? In: The Independent.
I met people living in England's most polluted place for NO2 fumes. Their story highlights a national issue with rural transport, traffic IS set to rise up to 51%. In The Guardian