Friday 26 April 2019

What I've Been Reading Online No. 5

The Cairngorms, April 2

Another set of links to pieces I've been reading online. There are so many in the last month that there'll be two posts, the next in a few days. I need to post these links more often!


Footprints over Ingleborough

Alex Roddie discovers a familiar hill still has something new to offer.

A Single Narrow Gasping Lung 

Messner and Habeler and the first ascent of Everest without bottled oxygen.

On the trail of Britain's big wild cats  

Are there panthers and pumas in the countryside? Mark Wilding considers the evidence.

9 Expert Stream Crossing Tips

Some sensible advice from Phillip Werner.

An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning

The original long-distance trail was the centrepiece of a much wider vision.

Leave the car at home: see the UK coast without driving

In the first of a series Phoebe Taplin takes trains and buses to the Vale of Glamorgan.

Is Spending Time Outdoors A Basic Human Need?

In the first post on his new blog my old friend and colleague John Traynor looks at a new study on 'outdoor as a human need'. 

The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland - a glimpse into the past 

Clifton Bain looks at the history of Scottish pinewoods

The Cairngorms, April 13


Monarch or Menace?

Peter Cairns of Scotland: The Big Picture  considers the place of red deer in the Scottish Highlands.

It's a climate emergency. Let's restore nature at scale.  

Averting Climate Breakdown by Restoring Ecosystems

Rebecca Wrigley of Rewilding Britain looks at the idea of natural climate solutions - rewilding as a solution to climate breakdown. 

George Monbiot looks at the science behind this approach.

The English Shooting Estates That Rear 20 Million Pheasants A Year

What's the ecological effect of releasing millions of pheasants into the wild every year? Guy Shrubsole looks at the estates doing this.

The scandal of calling plantations 'forest restoration' is putting climate targets at risk

To combat climate breakdown natural forests not monoculture plantations are needed, say Simon Lewis and Charlotte Wheeler.

Jim Crumley: 'Wolves are expanding across Europe - it's time they returned to Scotland'

Susan Flockhart takes a walk with nature writer Jim Crumley.

Glen Etive Hydro: a Symbol of Sacrifices to Come 

Ecologist Texa Sim looks at the damage that will be done by the hydro schemes in Glen Etive.






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