Meet the Anti-Fracking Nanas
Why are older women dedicating their retirement to fighting frackers? In this long-form feature for The Conversationalist, I tell the stories of three anti-fracking nanas and their networks, from activist knitting to lock-ons to generations-long Indigenous resistance.
Photo courtesy of Derek Henderson
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: The Southern Right Whales' Song of Hope
In the subantarctic Auckland Islands, Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner Richard Robinson captures a bright new future for the whales almost hunted to extinction. For the Natural History Museum.
In harsh conditions in Kenya, Maasai women are supporting themselves by growing aloe, and rejecting negative traditions like FGM. I travel to Kenya to meet some of the women, and find out how their lives have changed. For Lush Times.
I Have no Desire to Become a Hat
I am beaver! If nature’s furry engineers could talk.
I paw the mic for TOPIA and step into the shoes of a beaver, who interviews top human ecologists and rewilders.
The Timbaktu Collective
In a drought-prone area in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India, the Timbaktu Collective is regenerating the land, bringing back wildlife, and restructuring the social systems for the people living and working in the area. I went to to stay with the group, but wasn't expecting to find a huge new factory being built. For Lush Times.
I knew the regenerated landscape would be impressive, but what surprised me was an inspiring example of social regeneration in the form of women's cooperatives. For Lush Times.
Growing Self-Sufficiency in Uganda
After I visited the Karambi Group of People with Disabilities in Uganda, I got back in touch to find out how their permaculture work was faring during the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally printed in Resurgence magazine in June 2020, this is one of a selection of articles made available online during lockdown.
Children of the Climate Crisis
Bringing a child into climate chaos can feel daunting, but we can see the world anew through their eyes. My dialogue piece for issue 8 of Where The Leaves Fall magazine, now available to read online.
Tackling ocean plastic pollution is in the hands of the consumer
The devastating impact of plastic pollution on our oceans has now surfaced, but the good news is that organisations working to protect the sea are showing very clearly how the power to tackle and maybe even reverse the problem lies in the hands of consumers and the choices we all make. For Lush Times.
Why recycling alone will not clean up the planet’s plastic pollution problem
Plastic is making a permanent (and unwelcome) home on Planet Earth, and both scientists and campaigners are calling for the ‘wonder material’ to be confined to a closed-loop system, and for ‘disposable’ plastic to become a thing of the past. For Lush Times.
In digital defence of the Sarayaku community
In the Kichwa de Sarayaku community, technology and the natural world are joining forces to create a powerful coalition. For Lush Times.