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.
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.
15 March 2013 08:18 PM
Failed vote means substances can continue to be used despite campaigners’ concerns
14 March 2013 11:44 PM
The case of a major new housing development being threatened by a population of nightingales, reported in The Independent on Thursday, is to become a legal battle.
14 March 2013 06:02 PM
Medway District Council will mount a formal challenge to Natural England's decision to declare proposed site for 5,000 homes a protected area
13 March 2013 07:19 PM
Conservationists object to housing in one of UK's key habitats for the birds
13 March 2013 04:43 PM
What does birdsong mean? On a trip to Kew with naturalist and writer Mark Cocker, our writer found out
800 samples showed antibiotic resistance last year, says agency as it backs Chief Medical Officer's warning
12 March 2013 12:00 AM
Drastic warnings from the Government’s Chief Medical Officer about the coming threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria were echoed today by the Health Protection Agency.
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Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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