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During her daily walks, Sammy Weaver has found connection with birds, bats and lichen. Here, she considers how Covid-19 allows for friendship and kinship with those who are ‘more-than-human’.
Read More “‘Friendship of a Different Order’ by Sammy Weaver”
Rebecca Tamás’ essay collection, Strangers, is an ambitious, moving exploration of the human place in the natural world.
Read More “Strangers by Rebecca Tamás – a pertinent exploration of the eco-political landscape”
How many star constellations do you know? And if you know any, can you see them in the city where most of us live? Environment editor Florence Hazrat talks to light-researcher Dr Annette Krop-Benesch on the impending loss of our night sky, and what we can do about it.
Read More “The end to moonshine revels? How our obsession with light is destroying life on the planet.”
Writing of her own experiences of under water diving, Tilda Bowden describes a world of wonder beneath the surface of the sea by day, and its celestial transformation by night.
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Victoria Smith is captivated by Lanny, Max Porter’s long listed Booker Prize novel about the disappearance of a little boy from an English village. Here, Smith reviews the novel against Porter’s 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
Read More “Lanny by Max Porter – an astonishing novel rich in folklore, myth and the idioms of the English language”
It’s all the rage now. Every news channel features it at least once a day; Twitter and Facebook feeds are awash with comments, and at social events it’s the perfect conversation killer: climate change. Our Environment Editor, Florence Hazrat, explains why she resists today’s hot topic.
Read More “Why I’m not an Environmentalist.”
William Henry Searle’s Threads is a call to order and serves to remind us of our material and spiritual reliance on the natural world. But is Searle’s encounter with nature relatable? asks our arts writer Gabriela Frost.
Read More “Threads by William Henry Searle – a rich and brilliant tapestry of nature’s wilds”
Environment editor, Dr Florence Hazrat, looks back over the inspiring life of Professor Wangari Maathai, the radical environmentalist and women’s rights advocate from Kenya.
Read More “Every Tree has a Personality: Reflections on the Radical Environmentalist, Wangari Maathai”