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The Environment Agency has announced that they will be submitting plans in the Autumn of 2021 for a conveyance channel to be built along the Hinksey meadows flood plain. This plan has been opposed by many groups in Oxford. Our new website has more information and will cover the campaign to oppose the planning application as it develops. Watch this space!
In my article, Forests as Commons, a Manifesto for Future Opportunity, I argue that we need to rethink the concept of the tragedy of the commons if we are to unlock the opportunities that inhere in forests, for ourselves and the environment.
The article is published in Evolving the Forest, art.Earth Books 2020, a mixture of opinion, thought and inspiration about woods, trees and forests. Evolving the Forest is a book about the past, the present and the future of our complex relationships with woods and trees, looking back to the Charter of the Forest in 1217 and the birth of modern UK forestry with the creation of the Forestry Commission in 1919 to a bold vision for forestry in 2120.
The book is available from art.earth Books.
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These photos illustrate the rugged beauty of Carthage, once the premier port in the southern Mediterranean. For more on Carthage, see my article in Minerva, and Turner's stunning treatment of this mythic, as well as real, location.