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.
05 March 2013 07:53 PM
Ikea, the world’s leading flat-pack furniture retailer, has withdrawn chocolate almond cake sold in its stores in 23 countries after it was found to contain sewage bacteria.
28 February 2013 01:00 AM
With illegal trade in rhinos and elephants soaring, East Asian countries are under pressure to cut demand
27 February 2013 08:03 PM
The vertiginous plunges in environmental concern are indeed remarkable – but, it has to be said, only what has been expected ever since the worst global recession for more than half a century took hold.
27 February 2013 07:06 PM
Alongside the familiar rhinos and elephants, the future of another of Africa’s threatened big mammals will be tackled at the Cites conference – but this creature is far from familiar.
27 February 2013 06:41 PM
I sometimes wonder why we pay so little attention to what sooner or later some landscape bureaucrat is going to call “our waterfall resource”
22 February 2013 08:07 PM
The horse meat scandal widened still further today when two more prestige food companies, a family favourite and a luxury caterer, were forced to withdraw their products from sale.
21 February 2013 12:00 AM
Risk from neonicotinoids is 'not acceptable' and EU must limit use to winter crops, says charity
20 February 2013 04:14 PM
This alien species was a little bit of Australia in Staffordshire
18 February 2013 07:39 PM
One of the key people embroiled in the horsemeat scandal, who is now under investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has a long history of wrongdoing which was first exposed by a television “sting” operation nine years ago, it was claimed tonight.
18 February 2013 12:00 AM
Mass application of nutrients causes pollution in some areas while under-use hampers food production in others
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27