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The woods at South Cubbington, near Leamington Spa, have a wild pear tree, the largest in England, which was young during the French Revolution, and middle-aged before Leamington Spa even existed. After 250 years, it is about to be chopped down ...
The poet William Blake described Britain's landscape as a "green and pleasant land" but much of the countryside - from the mighty oak tree to the humble hedgehog - are at serious risk.
Conservation groups and scientists have warned in an ...
I am very upset by reports that the fracking company Cuadrilla began operations in Lower Stumble, a mile south of the lovely village of Balcombe, West Sussex, last Friday, 2 August.
On Saturday I made my second trip to the campsite in ...
The "bee-mails' were sent in protest at the UK Government's failure to back a ban on pesticides environmentalists believe are killing bees.
But Mr Paterson, the MP for North Shropshire, said the "cyber-attack' was a waste of his time ...
More than 350 wildlife sites, including nature reserves, ancient woodland
s and wetlands which are home to some of Britain's rarest species, are threatened by the high-speed rail link, an investigation by The Independent on Sunday has ...
Henry David Thoreau was a peculiar fellow. After his secluded stint at Walden Pond, his fixation with the natural world only grew. Starting in 1852, his journal turned into a two million-word project documenting seasonal observations around his ...
Another week and another war of words is being waged over our green and pleasant land. Last Thursday, Prince Charles told the Oxford Farming Conference that the countryside is "as precious
as an ancient cathedral". Former poet laureate Andrew ...
I advise you all to check out Keith Kloor`s piece in Slate on the "Great Schism in the Environmental Movement," which I believe I spent most of last week debating on Twitter. The message is one we`ve talked about here: the Anthropocene is at hand ...
On the night of the Great Storm, October 15, 1987, Ray Hawes was sitting in bed nervously watching the trees outside his window. They blew "back and forth, back and forth, back and forth... then one just kept coming forward until it practically ...
Ivo Lubrinna has been wildcatting for gold in the jungle here for more than 30 years. It's a notoriously messy business, as crews strip away topsoil in the forest and along riverbanks and use mercury and other pollutants to draw precious
in early spring. Environment white paper unveils plans for England’s ‘natural assets’
A dozen new large-scale conservation areas, more business and community involvement and putting a value on nature are needed to ...
Government plans to reform national parks threaten to destroy the country's most precious
landscapes, including the Lake District, the Norfolk Broads and the New Forest, by forcing managers to promote more economic development, conservation ...
It was on a summer's afternoon in 2005 that Paul Wimbush made his decision. He'd spent the day celebrating Lammas, the original Celtic harvest festival, with friends in a field in Pembrokeshire; as the sun began to fall, a group of them sat down ...
HRH The Prince of Wales will this Sunday visit the Indonesian island of Sumatra to view an innovative rainforest conservation project as part of his ongoing Far East tour.
Prince Charles will see how logged rainforest on Sumatra is being ...
Everyone professes a love of trees. I cannot find anybody who'll admit to hating them, or the lesser charge of finding their gnarled trunks, light-blocking canopies or autumnal tendency to drop leaves everywhere even vaguely irksome. Ostensibly, ...
England's green and pleasant land is under threat and must be better managed
if it is to survive, a report warned on Sunday.
The study claims the natural environment is not as rich as it was 50 years ago
and will become even ...
England is under threat of losing its most precious
wildlife to climate
change and development, a government advisory body report has warned.
The richness of the countryside has declined dramatically over the past 50
years, and ...
Great news! We can finally scratch "driving less" off our list of ways to
curb global warming and reduce our dependence on foreign oil! Biofuels will soon
not only replace much of our petroleum, but improve soil fertility and ...
You know you are in a special part of the country when you spot a herd of
reindeer out on the hillside, or when a man sweeps past on his dog-sleigh. This
is the Cairngorms, Britain's largest National Park. Up here in the Highlands of ...
We all know global warming is a fact. And we'd all like to do something to
make a difference. But where to begin? The answer, of course, is in our own
homes and daily routines. Donnachadh McCarthy, one of Britain's leading expert
Global warming is threatening to ruin many of America''s most treasured
national parks, including Yosemite, Yellowstone and Death Valley, environmental
groups have warned. The risks include more forest fires, retreating snow lines, ...
ENSURE THAT YOUR ROOF IS PROPERLY INSULATED
Installing loft insulation for a three-bedroom, semi-detached home costs
about the same as a cheap washing machine. British Gas estimates that proper
insulation will pay for its ...
GUANTANAMO, Cuba, Sep 8 (IPS) - All it takes is a still smouldering cigarette
butt or a tiny spark from a car for the flames to kill thousands of trees in
this eastern drought-stricken province of Cuba.
"In this region, ...
Ireland is used to violent change. Over the centuries, scores of armies of
conquest, from the Danish hordes to Oliver Cromwell, have left their brutal mark
on this soft and beautiful land. Today Ireland is threatened again. But this ...
Australians are growing wealthier but caring less about the environment and
using more of the nation's precious
Water use has increased dramatically in the past 20 years, agriculture has
degraded soil and water ...