Category Archives: environmental degradation

The sad decline of conservative conservationists

Conservative parties fit naturally with environmental imperatives, but they don’t see it. When I was young, conservation and conservatism didn’t seem all that far apart. That makes sense. The words have the same Latin root, meaning to save, preserve or … Continue reading

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How polar-fleece turns out to be a health hazard

Those wonderfully warm synthetic winter jackets that have taken over from winter woollies are also a primary source of damaging marine pollution. Along with countless millions around the world, I find a polar-fleece jacket an ideal winter garment. I’m wearing one … Continue reading

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The ghost rats of Bramble Cay

Climate change has sealed the fate of a unique Barrier Reef rodent. Life in the wild is a rough, tough affair, a battle against the elements and each other. Nature leaves no room for sentiment. The same is true for … Continue reading

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