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.
24 April 2013 03:42 PM
There had been a colossal smothering, truly weird to witness
17 April 2013 04:09 PM
Visiting the restored ecosystem of the Norfolk Estate, under which the grey partridge once naturally flourished is like stepping back in time
10 April 2013 05:53 PM
The call of the cuckoo is the most musical sound in all of nature - but clock makers don't often capture it right
03 April 2013 05:24 PM
As you may have noticed, it's far too cold for our beloved bumblebees, but here's what to do while we wait...
29 March 2013 03:47 PM
This will be my last week as Environment Editor after 15 years at The Independent.
It has been a privilege to work for a newspaper which puts the environment first
27 March 2013 06:47 PM
This marks the waking of the natural world after winter’s deadness
26 March 2013 12:00 AM
The weather created disastrous conditions for species such as fritillaries
20 March 2013 04:15 PM
Hercule Poirot would love the Art Deco buildings in the DRC city of Bukavu. He might be less keen on the gorillas
Hinkley Point: Britain's second nuclear age given green light as planning permission is approved for first of new generation atomic power stations
19 March 2013 04:42 PM
Plant would have two nuclear reactors capable of producing seven per cent of the UK's electricity
Britain opposes EU pesticide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for bee deaths around the world.
19 March 2013 01:20 AM
Extraordinary steps were taken by the British Government last night to head off a proposed EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been widely blamed for bee deaths around the world.
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
- 2 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
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