Over the years I have written about many different subjects. Here is a fairly random selection of pieces – the criteria being how easy they were to access online!
- I am rather pleased with this, the first thing I have written for the Rationalist Association – I got the space to write about love – and why we need not look to the supernatural when we have so much that is super and natural.
- Even more thrilled, I was asked to write a piece for the Daily Mail about the demise of our hedgehogs – thrilled because they pay a little more than the Rationalist Association!
- Hail the Hedgehog – a gently look at the natural history of the hedgehog in Countryfile Magazine.
- Suburbia is no longer a sanctuary for our hedgehogs. Changing garden trends has seen hedgehog numbers decline 25% over the past 10 years. What can be done to help them?
- The curious case of the Kiwi hedgehog (BBC News website, 30 March 2010)
- Hebridean hedgehogs: a prickly issue. The Uists cull has already cost more than £1m, but we should question the causal link between bird and hedgehog populations
- This lavishly illustrated piece from the BBC Wildlife Magazine in March 2008 prompted a delightfully pedantic comment … the first photo has been flipped, apparently, and you can tell by the way the whorl of the snail shell spirals!
- “A prickly problem”, BBC Wildlife (March 2008)
- I do not have links for most of my BBC Wildlife magazine articles. This one from January 2007 is about the trade in primates for vivisection.
- Annoyingly my piece about Green Roofs has vanished from the internet, so here is a piece I did for Geographical Magazine about glaciers instead! (Geographical December 2007)
- A chance to get back out in the field studying hedgehogs resulted in this paper, published in the journal Lutra in 2006.
“Survival and weight changes of hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) translocated from the Hebrides to Mainland Scotland”.
- Cooking stoves pollute a third of the world’s homes. Hugh Warwick breaks the silence of the killer in the kitchen.
- The original report on which the New Internationalist article was based: Smoke – the Killer in the Kitchen: Indoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries (Practical Action, 2004)
- Seeds of doubt: North American farmers’ experiences of GM crops (Soil Association, 2002). I am particularly proud of this piece of work as it remained a key component of the campaigning tool kit for many years (and I took all but one of the photos!).
- After writing a piece for The Ecologist about the way that Cuba coped with the austerity resulting from the end of Soviet subsidy, I was asked to write a more detailed analysis for an American journal. (“Cuba’s Organic Revolution”, Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, Summer 2001)
- Horses for courses, the sale and treatment of ponies from the New Forest (The Ecologist, May 2001)
- Syngenta: Switching off farmers’ rights? (report for ActionAid, October 2000)
- Indian farmers judge GM crops (The Ecologist September/October 2000)
- The golden backlash (Splice March/April 2000) will rice genetically engineered to contain Vitamin A help feed the world?
- Agent Orange: The poisoning of Vietnam (The Ecologist Sept/Oct 1998)