A level-headed chronicle of the varied impact of climate on our history.
Access to land was once a common right; we have lost more than just the freedom to roam.
Brazil’s cars have run on ‘green fuel’ for a century, but this has not come without costs.
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.