“Fossil fuels are so inherently dirty and toxic, that they require sacrificial people and sacrificial places, they always have.”
In 1880s Hawaii, a “giant insect” was eaten to extinction. No photographs and specimens remain, but the beast was probably a katydid, so it might have looked something like this...
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has found a compromise on the controversial naming of its new polar research ship. Boaty McBoatface will live on as an unmanned underwater vessel, spending much of its time stored within RSS Sir David Attenborough.
In today's Oceania, the Australian Department of Environment could easily qualify for a fifth ministry. In the name of ecology this department destroys ecosytems, while in the name of environment it aggressively increases emissions.
Austerity comes from the Ancient Greek austeros meaning harshness, sourness or bitterness. It roughly translates as "to singe the tongue".
I got to be a reporter at this year's Labour and Conservation party conferences. It was hard work. Here are some actual nothings that were spoken...
A spectre is haunting the food industry - the spectre of entomophagy. Humans have always eaten insects. You however, have probably not.