Michael McCarthy, formerly the Independent’s longstanding Environment Editor, now its Environment Columnist, is one of Britain’s leading writers on the environment and the natural world. He has won a string of awards for his work, including Environment Journalist of the Year (three times) and Specialist Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2001. In 2007 he was awarded the Medal of the RSPB for “Outstanding Services to Conservation,” in 2010 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London, and in 2011 the Dilys Breeze Medal of the British Trust for Ornithology. In 2009 McCarthy published Say Goodbye To The Cuckoo (John Murray), a study of Britain’s declining migrant birds.
04 August 2014 07:02 PM
Described by Shakespeare as 'the guest of summer', this beautiful bird has been welcomed for centuries. But now, trouble is in the air
28 July 2014 05:43 PM
Creatures like us, but from another realm, a different dimension
21 July 2014 05:13 PM
Why are the birds still able to flourish in one, yet not in the other?
14 July 2014 06:34 PM
They were once ubiquitous. Now the sight of them is a thrill
07 July 2014 06:47 PM
Given they're essentially the same as butterflies, it's about time
30 June 2014 07:06 PM
Restoring mayflies to London’s own trout stream would be a big achievement
23 June 2014 06:13 PM
We invest so much in its symbolism that it's easy to forget the flower itself
09 June 2014 06:19 PM
Finding any wild orchid is an event. But here there were four species on display
26 May 2014 05:01 PM
It was all part of a zoological craze that swept the world at the end of the 1960s
19 May 2014 05:38 PM
The white flowers may make English country lanes look pretty, but in reality they are killing other wild plants
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