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.
23 March 2015 04:41 PM
Nature Studies: Wild daffodils are much smaller and more delicate than the cultivated kind, and they are a knockout
16 March 2015 06:04 PM
Soon the Scottish Government will either block or allow a massive wind farm in the Monadhliath mountains, and if it goes ahead the impact will be colossal
09 March 2015 04:40 PM
Nature Studies: Human life ultimately depends on about 30 crops, from wheat to rice
02 March 2015 04:32 PM
Well it’s been a long wait, but spring is here now, at least by the Met Office definition, which classifies the new season as consisting of March, April and May (the older, astronomical definition has it beginning from the vernal equinox, which this year is 20 March, but we tend to go with the Met Office these days). And with Sunday being the first day of it, I went out to look for signs, and was not disappointed.
24 February 2015 01:14 PM
Insect pollination is worth £136bn a year; a robin’s value is harder to quantify
17 February 2015 10:50 AM
A new book has revealed that London, like the majority of our towns and cities, is really a treasure house of wildlife
09 February 2015 04:57 PM
In 2012 Indonesia destroyed more than two million acres of its primary forest
02 February 2015 10:33 PM
If you’re under 60 you’ve probably never heard of Le Bourget.
26 January 2015 07:16 PM
It's a terrific energy source, but that doesn't mean it should ride roughshod over every other environmental consideration
19 January 2015 05:54 PM
As many as 78 threatened bird species have been victims of illegal trapping on British-owned soil
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 2 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 3 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories