The love of stuff
The problem with our society is not that it values material things too much but that it doesn’t value them enough
Can sustainability really hope to beat consumerism? Yes, and all without a vow of poverty or a change in human nature
The camping cure
Living outside changes you. When environmental illness left me too sick to stay in my high-rise, I turned to nature to heal
Burning like a mountain
Fire has come roaring back into America’s West after a century of attempted extirpation. Can our land take the wild heat?
Once and future cats
Sabercats were magnificent, powerful predators – what does their extinction tell us about the future of life on earth?
The fire burns yet
Native American peoples are still here and still caring for their land. Can their conquerors say the same?
Embracing the void
The ancients had pyramids to tame the sky's mystery. We have Star Axis, a masterpiece forty years in the making
The Thames has seen the riches of empire flow for centuries. But now the river is threatened by a super-port development
The Arctic Seed Vault puts apocalyptic talk of climate change in perspective – but not how you might think