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 March 2014 05:34 PM
Liverpool Central Library nearly lost this masterpiece during the Blitz
17 March 2014 06:20 PM
We are at the start of what we might call the blossom calendar
10 March 2014 06:10 PM
How often do you get to see a water shrew, never mind one up close?
03 March 2014 06:58 PM
The timing couldn’t be worse. Thousands of birds have died in the storms
24 February 2014 05:29 PM
It’s not a king’s ransom; what is needed is about £33,000
17 February 2014 07:03 PM
Since 2000 we have seen four out of the five wettest years ever
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
Delegates from about 50 countries will meet in London this week to try to end the slaughter that feeds the illegal market in ivory and rhino horn
03 February 2014 06:56 PM
Astonishingly, weather fronts from America also bring us birds
27 January 2014 04:24 PM
These flower have evolved into the biggest plant family, with more than 25,000 species
20 January 2014 05:41 PM
Why not insults like: “You low-down, yellow-bellied, lily-livered pine marten!”
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more