Slovenia: Iconic Lakeside Tree Symbolizes Humanity’s Devastating Effects on the Natural World

  Can a single tree on the eastern shores of Slovenia's Lake Bohinj reflect so much about modern day attitudes many people have towards the environment, especially seemingly expendable items of which it is assumed there is an inexhaustible supply? Notwithstanding an ongoing battle with a devastating attack by a bark beetle, usually only trees…

Will Planning Laws Ever Put the Environment First?

Lax planning laws that foster an attitude of money first, the environment a distant second, are having a devastating effect on Britain's urban and suburban tree cover. Emboldened by the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) central tenet of a presumption in favour of all developments, especially those within a municipality without an adopted Local Plan,…