Dutch elm disease is a tragic thing to watch, but we shouldn't be too gloomy. Woody vegetation responds, adapts, regroups. What emerges in its recovery stage may not be the same as before, but it will always be a vital, dynamic, arboreal community.
Since Roger Deakin and Robert Macfarlane's success, it is now even possible to take an MA in “wild writing” at the University of Essex. Along with Mumford & Sons, The Great British Bake Off and real-ale microbreweries in Shoreditch, it feels like a sympto
Birds are all around us. They appear and disappear; they go between worlds as we never can.
We should fight for the honeybee's survival.
In praise of the magnolia.
Gravity is not just a limitation, but a potential partner in exploring the world.
Competitions like Crufts encourage breeders to manipulate dogs' bodies as if they were modelling clay. Even dogs who will never set foot in a show ring suffer because of it.
Where the wild things are.
What's the difference between rot and decay?
It's no use waiting for developing nations to make the first move. We'll fiddle while Rome drowns.
We are living without the sense of the shamanic and the transformational that our forebears found vital for survival.
The cost of <em>not</em> switching to renewables.
As the planet warms, extreme weather is becoming a part of our daily life, but Britain is still ill-equipped to cope with the floods.
For more than half a century, the magazine has followed the broadcaster's work.
For 60 years, David Attenborough has brought the wonders of the world around us to TV viewers hungry for science and natural history. In an exclusive interview with Brian Cox and Robin Ince, he talks about the BBC, Darwin and what keeps him moving.
As long as we remain anthropocentric, we harm other animals.
It's not just the west which is fighting investment in coal – grassroots campaigns in India are also calling for cleaner energy, write Guppi Bola and Chaitanya Kumar.
If it hadn't been for a name-related confusion, the government might have imposed a ban on imports of ash and ash products years ago.
A reminder is that we share a habitat and a common experience with other creatures.
We seem resigned to losing our green world.
Most spiders eat and remake their webs every day.
John Burnside's nature column.
Michael Brooks on the misinterpretation of eye-catching research.
There is a long tradition of poets celebrating chance encounters with animals, but such meetings are becoming increasingly rare.
The city remains, for the moment, admirably wild.
The campaigner on what's wrong with our drug laws - and how magic mushrooms might help treat depression.
Ruth Padel argues that London Zoo is a place of respite and renewal.
London is hoping to transform itself from Victorian capital to futuristic metropolis, but reality seems to be getting in the way.
Inside the life of plants.