It's no secret that we've been dumping stuff in our oceans for years. It's probably also no secret that most of what's dumped are not natural materi...
As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.
Last week I saw a picture on imgur (since removed) that horrified me so much I decided to tell Twitter. I thought my tweet might get a couple of likes, maybe a retweet. As it turned out, my tweet actually made more than eight million media impressions over the course of a week. Mental.
Almost 40 years ago a local wildlife rescuer arrived on my doorstep with a seagull. It had one wing and had been languishing in a bath somewhere in Surrey. It was my 'patient zero'. Since then, what started as a hobby to take my mind off a stressful city career, has become a lifelong calling.
A report published today with the respected WWF, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts makes a considered case for EU membership and finds that - on balance- we should vote to remain in a reformed European Union. To put it simply, we need to be part of the pack if we're going to have a say on the big, environmental matters.
Leonardo Di Caprio's impassioned Oscars acceptance speech urging collective responsibility for Climate Change demonstrated how popular culture can rai...
The world population is set to explode, from 7.3 billion today to around 9.7 billion in 2050, with two thirds of those living in cities. As urban areas grow, emissions will grow along with them: between 67 and 76 per cent of global energy consumption takes place in urban areas, consumption that accounts for a huge amount of total greenhouse gas emissions.
Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but ...
Dear Heathrow 13... As long-standing opponents of a third runway at Heathrow, we want to express our support and solidarity to you all. Recently, hardly a month has gone by without a new temperature record being broken, fresh floods bringing misery to communities across the UK, or yet another study warning about the impacts of air pollution on our health. The consequences of our dependence on dirty fossil fuels are getting more visible with every passing day, yet our political leaders' willingness to deal with the problem isn't.
I recently saw a screening of This Changes Everything, a film inspired and narrated by Naomi Klein, that apparently 'connects the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there,'
In the endless debate over climate change, conservation and environment, we pay a lot of attention to endangered animals and to the effect on our cities and established western culture.
There are few more distressing sights than the body of a dying whale being rolled around in powerful surf. Sadly, in the last few weeks, we have witnessed just this as a number of magnificent sperm whales have stranded on North Sea coasts. Not surprisingly, questions are being asked about why this happened, and also whether we could have helped them.
At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.
The fashion industry flourishes on creativity, innovation, beauty and glamour. It is also an industry addicted to speed. New ranges hit the high street at ever increasing rates meeting a huge consumer demand for the latest trends.
This St Valentine's Day 55million cut roses will be bought around the world. Royal Mail will deliver 12million cards in the UK and an estimated £670million will be spent on gifts. Romance may be alive and well, but what at what cost to the planet? Many traditional romantic gifts have a huge impact on the environment, so do your bit and go green.
Stabilizing our population is not risky, expensive or complicated. We can address an ageing society by improving productivity and ensuring all of our people are capable of doing our jobs and enabled to do so.