Paul Evans nature writer,
Guardian Country Diarist, playwright, poet,
broadcaster & environmental journalist
The Curative Harp by Virginia Astley
Winner of the Food for Poetry Chapbook Competition
'Virginia Astley's collection is utterly beautiful and offers a rare combination of depth and accessibility. Reading this work is an immersive experience, and wherever we are taken, be that to grief, the natural world or tiny moments of being, each poem is vividly alive and leads us on an itimate jouney into the complexities of the human heart'.
Britain’s Oldest ‘Great Circles’ Were Built by Ancient Astronomers
'New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports has statistically proven that the earliest standing stone monuments of Britain were constructed specifically in line with the movements of the Sun and Moon, around 3000 BC'.
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Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study
by Adam Vaughan The Guardian
Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to an authoritative new study.
Researchers found a vast area the size of two Alaskas – 3.3m square kilometres – had been tarnished by human activities between 1993 and today, which experts said was a “shockingly bad” and “profoundly large number”.
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We are sleepingwalking into catastrophy
by Mark Goldring
Resurgence and Ecologist Magaizine
“Slow onset emergency” is one of the most terrifying phrases you can hear in the Oxfam offices. Tsunamis and earthquakes scare us all, but the threat of a gradual, developing crisis like that posed by the El Niño weather system raises a different fear – that we will see suffering in slow motion. It’s hard to raise the alarm that millions of people face drought and hunger when the crisis builds cumulatively. Yet failed harvests that push families into poverty, communities forced to leave home, and conflict over limited resources all combine to spell disaster on a massive scale. It seems that as humans we find it all too easy to sleepwalk into a catastrophe until it is upon us.
RESURGENCE 50: ONE EARTH, ONE HUMANITY, ONE FUTURE
Three-day special event celebrating Resurgence magazine's 50th anniversary.
Thu 22 - Sun 25 Sep 2016
Over 50 leading international speakers and change-makers. Stirring dance and music performances.
Photographs by Maria Nunzia @Varvera