Particles may outnumber zooplankton, which underpin marine life and regulate climate
Patrick BarkhamWhite-throated dippers, which feed on riverine insects, are eating about 200 pieces of plastic every day! In South Wales. This is the sort of shocking scientific finding that must trigger real action on marine microplastics.
Patrick BarkhamInstead of enduring authors droning on about their oeuvre at literary festivals for hours, you can now enjoy 12-min Zoom talks. Hooray for lockdown brevity! Wild Child @5x15stories talk 35 mins in. Also catch superb @georgemonbiot@JenGAckerman etc talks
Dara McAnulty is being hailed by the likes of Robert Macfarlane and Chris Packham as a bright new voice. He talks about life with autism and finding peace in the wilds of Northern Ireland
Patrick BarkhamThis beautiful and wise book is will be the nature writing hit of 2020. The writing! It makes me feel like punching the air! A goshawk chick "looks like an autumn forest rolled in the first snows of winter". It was a pleasure to interview @NaturalistDara
Exclusive: only one species is responsible for coronavirus – humans – say world’s leading wildlife experts
Patrick Barkham“Rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining and infrastructure development, as well as the exploitation of wild species have created a ‘perfect storm’ for the spillover of diseases.”