Sometimes, we just take it for granted that we can turn the tap on and there it is, but what happens when the rivers run dry? This may sound a little dramatic - but then, so does a UK drought and hosepipe ban in spring.
Anti-poaching efforts by campaigners treating an injured South African Rhino went wrong after they accidentally killed it
As the manager of a charitable fund people often comment that it must be a little like playing God. Certainly I've had responses from unsuccessful applicants telling me that my decision will result in children starving, which is not the kind of message anyone wants to see in their inbox. But how do you choose which projects to fund and who to help?
It's a matter of record that Scott and his men were not the first to reach the pole. But arguably, his was a far greater 'reward' - an incredible legacy of science and conservation which has endured and flourished for a century.
As governments gather in Durban for the annual UN climate change conference, climate change is worryingly low down the international agenda. This is perhaps not surprising given the turmoil in the global economy. However, the stakes at Durban are very high. The meeting is the last real opportunity for governments to provide certainty on the future of the Kyoto Protocol and lay out a path to a future global climate agreement.
Renewable energy has an urgent and substantial role to play in our energy supply. Yes, there are important initial costs that come with supporting them, but these costs are absolutely dwarfed by those the world economy will have to bear in trying to adapt to the worst impacts of climate change.
Protesters have scaled a drilling rig in Lancashire that extracts shale gas after a report blamed the practice, known as
The Javan rhinoceros is perilously close to extinction a wildlife charity has warned after a dead rhino was confirmed to
80 million more births than deaths (equalling the current population of Egypt or Germany) are added each year to the 7000 million that will be here on earth this coming October 31st.
Stephen Poliakoff is a man known for putting his prolific pen behind haunting family sagas, studies of the human condition