Issue 305
November/December 2017
Light in Dark Days

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Welcome

Light in Dark Days

The human spirit and the natural world still give us hope

Frontline

End of the Road for Petrol Cars? •

New British, French and Italian initiatives

A Root Cause

A new charter aims to reconnect people with trees

Bid to Ban Livestock Drug that Kills Vultures •

A new campaign to ban a product linked to bird decline

Street Artist at Risk in Cuba •

An appeal on behalf of Amnesty International

News From the Grassroots •

A round up of environmental news from around the globe

New Season set for Resurgence Talks

Resurgence talks planned for 2018

Obituaries •

Honouring the lives of Heathcote Williams and Sue Steward

Ecologist

There's a Way: Now We Need the Will

International Law can tackle plastic pollution

Space Invaders •

Our public spaces are in peril

Celebrating the Road to Nowhere •

In celebration of the work of author Nan Shepherd

Coming Together In the Hood •

Inspired by like-minded molluscs

A Voice for Common Good •

The work of unorthodox economist Elinor Ostrom is more relevant now than ever

Keynotes

Rebuilding with a Sense of Belonging •

A call for a new ecological society

Undercurrents

A Faith and the Power of Nature •

The environmental teachings of Islam

I Have No Enemies, and No Hatred •

The moving testament of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo

Changing The World A Stitch At A Time

Craftivism - the art of gentle protest

Terracotta Horses •

Exploring the Ayyanar temples of Southern India

Ethical Living

A Deeper Appreciation of Nature

Reverence is the key to understanding our place in the world

Reasons to Be Cheerful •

Inspired by a damselfly

A Moving Poem •

Musings on the meaning of a home

Green Tea for the Soul •

Uplifted by a tea ceremony at Dartington's Zen garden

A Place of Greater Calm

Walk, and wait, in woodland

The Arts

Art Against War •

A Syrian exile's images of protest at his nation's suffering

The Earth in their Hands

Exploring the work of two ceramicists from Japan inspired by the nature of their materials

Weapons of artistic expression •

Profiling artists in war-shattered Mozambique

Regulars

Poetry - Rehabilitating a visionary •

Revisiting the work of D H Lawrence

Deep Spirit - Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters to our Editors

Reviews

Branching Out •

Review of The Songs of the Trees; Oak and Ash and Thorn; Nature's Temples

Playing The Trump Card

Review of No Is Not Enough

Up Close and Beautiful •

Review of Eye for Detail: Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science 1500-1630

Within City Limits

Review of Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming

Under Pressure •

Review of Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

A Touch of Winter in August •

Review of Among the Summer Snows

Digging for Black Gold •

Review of Oaks and the Apennines: Truffle Cultivation, Heritage Foods, Sustainability and Well-Being in Italy

Casting Nature's Spells •

Review of The Lost Words

Web Exclusives

Article - How Should We Teach Climate Change in Schools

Why we need a four-fold approach to a subject many adults shun.

Article - Only Frugality offers us a sustainable and contented future

A vision of a better life, for us and our planet.

Article - Big Data Doesn't Add Up - Except to Disaster

The world is in an agricultural crisis

Review - The Trickster

Review of A Dance with Hermes

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