Hannah Gray reviews “The Forest Underground” by Tony Rinaudo

I read ‘The Forest Underground’ whilst on holiday in France during a heatwave, though the temperatures didn’t approach the baking heat of the Sahel, where this book is set.   The content is half autobiography and half commentary on a specific approach to environmental restoration. It is a pleasure to read, …

URBAN JUNGLE- Wilding the City by Ben Wilson (Vintage Books, 2023)

Review by Martin Hodson I began reading Urban Jungle while on a research visit to my archaeological collaborators in Brussels. Their work has shown that in the Middle Ages in the centre of Brussels the people were growing cereals. Moreover there was a large river flowing through the centre which …

Urging Big Business to ‘Invest In Our Planet’

Business, particularly big business, has a pretty terrible reputation with environmentalists, and sometimes that is quite justified. We all know of businesses that have continued polluting practices long after they should have stopped. There are also some businesses that adopt apparently environmentally friendly practices as a marketing ploy, so-called “greenwashing.” …