Now Sir David Attenborough has joined in with plastic attacks. We've had enough of their rubbish, it's time to force plastic reduction on supermarkets and producers. Published in The Bristol Cable
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
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.
An old river route returns to Somerset after 70 years. 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
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.
An opinion piece on the inequality, unfairness and harmful consequences of the conservation sector relying so heavily on exploiting volunteers. We can't fix our nature crisis until we invest properly. We fund a public health service, so why not properly fund a natural health service? In: The Independent.
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
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
I am calling for drastic changes to Britain's green spaces, as explained in my long feature in August issue of BBC Wildlife mag, which explores the history of how we got here and the inspiring people who want to bring lost wildlife back to urban green places. Many urban parks are ecologically barren compared to what they could be. I have also been following & advising on exciting plans linked to a 20k crowdfunder created after Greta Thunberg visited Bristol in 2020. Wild flowers will grow in the footsteps of climate activists.
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
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
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
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.
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. She helps hundreds of hogs. Published in South Bristol Voice.
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
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.
"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.
Bristol’s green image hangs in the balance over Bristol Airport expansion. I took part in a TV debate on BBC1 Sunday Politics with politicians & campaigners, and wrote this comment piece in Bristol 24/7. Link
There is plenty you can do to help our urban wildlife survive the winter cold: Part 1
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
400 Bristolians pledge to bring parts of London to a standstill with Extinction Rebellion - many arrested at Oxford Circus. Published in The Bristol Cable.
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.