The influence of the Nile on the lives of those living adjacent to it.
From DIY experiments to giant offshore farms, the history of extracting electricity from air has been driven by individual innovation pursued against the headwinds of public scepticism.
Electric cars seem to offer a solution to the problem of the internal combustion engine. But technological advances have other consequences.
A new treaty on the governance of Antarctica, signed in 1959, became a trailblazing model for the world. But the future of the ‘white continent’ remains contentious.
Modern vegetarianism is concerned largely with issues of animal welfare but its roots are to be found in the early-modern desire to promote spirituality by curbing humanity’s excessive appetites.
An erudite study of the environmental price paid by the growth of early modern London, which looks to be repeated in present-day Beijing.
A tragic episode from the 19th century reveals the danger of an environmental quick fix.
A photograph taken during the Great Depression prompts Roger Hudson to re-evaluate Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Victorian Methodists, writes Stuart Andrews, carried on the keen interest in scientific subjects that had once been shown by John Wesley.
Burke and Wills crossed the continent of Australia; but, writes S.H. Woolf, tragedy marked their way back.