Many of us have forgotten how it feels to be truly alone, with jobs, families and now the endless stream of digital information all vying for our attention. But taking time out with just nature for company can provide a myriad of physical, emotional and mental benefits, write BRAD DANIEL, ANDREW BOBILYA and KEN KALISCH
Adam Smith, the author of The Wealth of Nations, is sometimes credited as the first political economist and many of his followers today advocate free market, laissez-faire, policy. Here Dr ROBERT BIEL argues that Smith was also an early systems theorist - but also sets out why Smith's theory and the system he described are a threat to our ecology
Artist SUSAN DERGES became one of the pioneers of camera less photography after becoming frustrated at the way 'the camera always separates the subject from the viewer'. Much of her work explores the relationship between the observer and the observed; the self and nature or the imagined and the 'real'
Blackberrying and tweeting. These words used to evoke strong memories and feelings of nature. Now, they are about technology, old and new. NATALIE BENNET argues access to nature should be a human right for our children, so our connections with the environment are not lost
Ideas to protect the UK’s natural resources and reduce waste and pollution have been published in the government’s long-awaited 25-year plan. But campaigners fear the proposals are not strong enough, CATHERINE EARLY reports
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.
The Polish government has been ignoring a temporary ban on logging in the Białowieża Forest since July. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is now taking unprecedented action to protect the best-preserved primeval forest in Europe. CATHERINE EARLY reports
The modern era of shining iPhone screens, zero hour contracts, the threat of nuclear armageddon and continued global poverty can challenge your personal resilience. JACK ALEXANDER reports how the author Alan Heeks has turned to nature and to dreams to restore our strength and vitality
An African movement for Earth-centred living and governance, founded in traditional cultures, is growing across the continent, writes HANNIBAL RHOADES. Meet the newly graduated Earth Jurisprudence practitioners helping a revival to flourish
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.
We need a new paradigm for ocean governance focused on well-being and guided by principles of sustainability, ecosystem health, precaution and interconnectedness, argues MICHELLE BENDER of the US based Earth Law Centre.
In search of stillness and silence, our Nature Editor, Elizabeth Wainwright, spent a night under the stars in the wilderness (Devon's Dartmoor) which left her feeling reflective about the price we are all paying - humans and Nature - for increasing noise pollution
As Theresa May and her Ministers struggle to make a pact with the DUP, Ecologist Nature Editor, ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT says we could all do worse than model both leadership and politics on Nature and work together to improve partnership and community, as well as innovation
The curator of the new Force of Nature exhibition in London's Art Pavilion tells our Arts Editor, GARY COOK, that from the beginning of human history, and in every culture, nature has played a vital role in creative expression
Efforts to address the planetary crisis must include a contemporary spiritual ecology to cultivate the deep humility and fierce resolve required to live sustainably and create a new story about the place of humanity in a post-capitalist world, writes KARA MOSES
Leaving the EU provides a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for England to change the way its land is managed so that nature, the environment, and society are better off according to a new report by the UK charity People Need Nature which is published to coincide with this week's Oxford Real Farming Conference. KATHRYN HINDESS reports