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Elephants are being wiped out – but not enough people seem to care

Guardian, November 18 2014 I asked a senior environmental journalist the other week what he thought was the single most under-reported environmental issue. He replied, unhesitatingly, wildlife poaching. “It’s as if the wildlife is just being hoovered out of Africa,” … Continue reading

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Meet the loners

Guardian, November 10 2014   Mark Gretason Vicar, 56, Worcester If you’re single and you have a job like mine that involves lots of engagement with people, they necessarily crowd in and you need to make time to find out … Continue reading

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Six ways you can help to stop climate change

Guardian, November 3 2014 Hiding behind the sofa definitely isn’t the best course of action, but it might be the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating the latest round of immense and frightening findings from the Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

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The cafe that feeds Leeds with waste

The Guardian, 27th March 2014. This story was fantastic – the most brilliant bunch of people in Leeds, making food out of waste – with so much love and heart. The cafe feeding Leeds with waste

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Garden ecotherapy: ‘Here it’s just easier for people to open up’

The Guardian, September 18 2014. There’s not a lot of spinach to be found – either the slugs or the birds have been feasting. But the raspberry bushes are treasure troves, studded with perfect ripe rubies right at the moment … Continue reading

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Yes, humans are destructive and stupid. But that is not the whole story.

George Monbiot has written a furious, bitter and very sad indictment of humanity in the Guardian today. He is right – and wrong. I’ve had days, weeks, months, even a couple of years at one point, when I have also wondered … Continue reading

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For Ninka van der Zee

I was thinking about my sister late one night – she died in April 1992 but I still think about her every day – and I absent- mindedly googled her name. It was very strange when nothing, well nothing connected … Continue reading

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Being Pregnant Is Dangerous!!!

The Guardian, June 5 2013 Another day, another list of things that pregnant women might do wrong. The latest report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) worries about the chemicals in food, drink, barbecues, cosmetics, moisturisers, new furniture, cleaning … Continue reading

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Borough market back in business

The Guardian, Feb 7, 2013 A steel-and-concrete viaduct weighing more than 1,200 tonnes, to be built through an area of historical sensitivity, passing 16cm (6in) from the nearest building in places? No wonder the Borough Market railway project caused trouble. … Continue reading

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Bring back the Fava bean!

The Guardian, February 2, 2013 I interviewed the lovely Nick Saltwater for this piece; the beans really are delicious! I used to go off foraging when I was at school; the school food was not really up to much, so I’d … Continue reading

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