I met Bristol people steering a rapid rise in environmental activism, including Extinction Rebellion and its sister groups, schooled here. Published in The Spark.
Bristol’s environmental image hangs in the balance over Bristol Airport expansion. I took part in a TV debate on BBC1 Sunday Politics along with politicians and campaigners, and wrote this comment piece published by Bristol 24/7. Link
There is plenty you can do to help our urban wildlife survive the winter cold: Part 1
As Greta Thunberg & climate activists marched on Bristol, I wondered how much longer it would take to drag Cinderella - our ecological crisis - out of the hearth and dress her up so society notices. Published in Ecohustler magazine.
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, backed by radical demands to redefine the land. I spoke to some of the groups and people leading this movement... Published in Ecohustler
Climate researcher Katharine Hayhoe says climate science deniers feel unnecessarily threatened by solutions – and the crux of winning them over is to show them how they will benefit from a greener future, regardless of beliefs.
Published in The Ecologist.
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
... and the slippery slope of loving them: few can be as smitten as Yvonne Cox of Hedgehog Rescue. Here's how she helps hundreds of hogs, and what gardeners can do too, for Hedgehog Week. Published in South Bristol Voice.
An old reach of the River Chew has returned to Somerset after 70 years.
Published 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
You don't win a planetary revolution by asking for permission. Protests for environmental justice are now fast growing, massive movements. Extinction Rebellion's Autumn Uprising in October brought disruption to 60 cities. How much is enough? Published in The Ecologist
400 Bristolians pledge to bring parts of London to a standstill with Extinction Rebellion - many arrested at Oxford Circus. Published in The Bristol Cable.
We've had enough of their rubbish, it's time to force plastic reduction on supermarkets and producers. Opinion piece by me, following Sir David Attenborough joining in with plastic attacks. Published in The Bristol Cable
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
I've written a long piece in August issue of BBC Wildlife mag on the state of Britain's green spaces, the history of how we got here and the inspiring people who want to bring back their wildlife.
Beware of greenwash. Planting trees to tackle climate change might feel nice, but it could be doing more harm than good. Some would call it a failure. Here's why... Published in The Independent.
Climate change may explain the expanded range of the greater horseshoe bat – conservationists are puzzling over its 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
I met people living in England's most polluted place for NO2 exhaust fumes. Surprisingly it's a tiny village not a city. They can't agree on a solution. Their story highlights a national issue with rural transport, with traffic set to rise up to 51%. Published in The Guardian
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.
Where The Leaves Fall is a new advert-free quality print magazine exploring nature connections. For Issue 3, I've written on how creative discovery that combines art and science is helping Back From The Brink to save Britian's rarest species here.
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
"Bristol Airport expansion is like a gun pointing at the heart of the planet," says author and activist George Monbiot. “It is insane to be building more fossil fuel infrastructure in the midst of a climate emergency." Published in The Bristol Cable.
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