Transform Magazine February - March 2022
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Eager for beavers: the return of nature's elite eco-engineers
Beavers are on the comeback, with Scotland making them a protected species and the Westminster government looking at their wider reintroduction. Huw Morris reports on these elite eco-engineers
Sir Partha Dasgupta, author of the landmark Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, tells Chris Seekings why a new approach is needed to halt and reverse humanity’s destruction of nature
A groundswell of research suggests insect numbers are in decline all over the world – in some places by more than 90%. The Insect Crisis explores this emergency, arguing that its consequences could rival even those of climate change. In a compelling, globe-spanning investigation, Milman speaks to scientists and entomologists to find out why these extraordinary creatures are disappearing.
Aled Jones, director of the Global Sustainability Institute, talks to Chris Seekings about how the impacts of climate change could unravel civilisation as we know it, and how we can build resilience
Billed as a once-in-a-generation chance to transform railways, the Integrated Rail Plan has prompted outrage. Huw Morris reports
Hydrogen is presented as the clean fuel of the future, but it’s not always that straightforward. Quintin Rayer discusses why fund managers may want to divest from it
The world’s obsession with GDP as a measurement of economic success could present one of the biggest barriers to achieving climate and environmental goals. Chris Seekings reports
Nic Seal explains how the UK’s Japanese knotweed problem could present an opportunity for carbon capture
In R. (on the application of RSPB) v Natural England, the RSPB and a nature conservation scientist appealed a Natural England decision to grant a licence to “take and disturb” hen harriers for scientific, research or educational purposes under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
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