The forest living güiña wildcat in Chile has a reputation for attacking livestock, and so it has been assumed that its declining population was due to human persecution. But new research suggests the real cause is habitat fragmentation. The ground breaking study will also help us support other wild carnivores, reports BRENDAN MONTAGUE
Resilience is something of a buzzword - a necessary one in times of austerity and increased anxiety about work. BRENDAN MONTAGUE had read the literature about how being in nature, telling stories and connecting with people all increase resilience. And then he experienced it first hand when he attended a weekend workshop at Hazel Hill Woods in Salisbury. This is his story.
A coalition of social justice groups, trade unions and environmental organisations including Trade Justice Movement, Global Justice Now, Traidcraft and Unison is calling for a more democratic system of agreeing Brexit trade deals. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology for Food and Farming has warned poor international trade deals made following Brexit could have a significant impact on British farmers - and in turn the regional and global environment. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports.
Shopping is about to reach frenzy levels as the to-do list gets ever longer. And then there is that wonderful person in your life whose present cannot be fur, meat, plastic - or boring. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asked ethical companies for their best gift ideas this Christmas.
Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent months with Al Gore observing his climate advocacy behind the scenes and at close hand. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asks about Gore, Trump, the impact of watching the melting glaciers and meeting many of the millions of activists worldwide determined to make a difference.
Christmas has become a festival of consumerism, rather than giving and family. So how do we fulfil the social expectation to find perfect, novel presents without sending more plastic to landfill. BRENDAN MONTAGUE and LAURA BRIGGS try and find some nice stuff that might just be a little more sustainable.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has released new advise for preparing for the impact of climate change on shorter term investments. Cambridge University research suggests 25 percent could be wiped off investments at 2oC of warming, so urgent action is necessary, reports BRENDAN MONTAGUE
ClientEarth has launched both English and Polish-language versions of a new campaign website. The law firm wants collect evidence from residents who believe their health is being affected by next-door industrial plants. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Report warns many rare breeding birds are at a high risk of extinction in the UK, based on projections of how climate will become less suitable for these species. Climate change will provide opportunities for some species while others will be more vulnerable, according to the latest research. Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each Spring and leaving later each Autumn. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports.
Environmentalists concerned about companies digging up gold and coal should also turn their attention the the energy use of mining Bitcoin, the virtual currency threatening to destabilise 'hard' cash. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
The sale of a slice of Saudi Aramco will be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in human history. The Crown Prince believes his company is worth a total of $2 trillion. But investors must consider current low oil prices and climate mitigation policies when assessing value. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Lord Lawson was invited onto the BBC Radio 4 Today programme to debate the risk of climate change. Scientists, former BBC journalists and politicians have all questioned the wisdom of this decision. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Forum for the Future, an international sustainability non-profit, has published a report in which former energy bosses, ministers and civil servants advise the Big Six energy companies to back renewables, reports BRENDAN MONTAGUE
Award winning documentary maker Bruce Parry has raised the money to direct his first independent film. He wants to tell the story of the Penan indigenous tribe - so we can learn the secret of interconnected living. But should we believe him, asks BRENDAN MONTAGUE in Part II of this exclusive interview.
Marine turned TV sensation Bruce Parry has lived with indigenous tribes people in Africa, South America and South East Asia for his award winning BBC programmes. His latest venture is an independent film, TAWAI - A voice from the forest. He tells BRENDAN MONTAGUE why its message is almost too astonishing to believe.
The women said they had travelled from Leeds for fear of impact on water supplies and treatment after discovering that waste water from the Cuadrilla site would be travelling to the Knostrop treatment works in Leeds.
For over 40 years, Sea Watch Foundation scientists as well as volunteer observers all around the UK’s coast have been reporting on whales, dolphins and porpoises –collectively known as cetaceans – to inform Sea Watch’s huge database of records.