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A visit to the heart of the lungs of the world, Notebook

A visit to the heart of the lungs of the world

A trickle of sweat runs down my chest. Distant rumbles of thunder trigger an Amazon orchestra. Crickets, cicadas and grasshoppers whine in desperate anticipation.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 at 9:00 am

A recipe for a healthy rainforest in a nutshell, Notebook

A recipe for a healthy rainforest in a nutshell

A chocolate-coloured, toe-shaped nut. The Brazil nut. One of the finest. Full of protein, calcium, iron, selenium and a whole host of other riches; one creamy crunch and you’re reaching for another.

By | Notebook | Monday, 12 August 2013 at 5:00 am

5000 Mile Project: Stop Bugging Me! Or is it time to reconsider our relationship with insects?, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: Stop Bugging Me! Or is it time to reconsider our relationship with insects?

Buzzing in your ear, crawling over your skin, coiled in your boot or lying drunken in a woozy cloud of rotten apples. It takes a particular personality to appreciate the virtues of our six and eight-legged neighbours.

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 1:33 pm

5000 Mile Project: The silent death of a forest, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: The silent death of a forest

On a 5000 mile run through South America you get intimately acquainted with all kinds of nature. We have taken to sleeping in the forest under-storey. But, as more and more of it is cut down or lost to grazing land, the future of this natural haven is under threat.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 9:55 am

5000 mile project: To the end of the earth, in the footsteps of pumas and the lost people of Magellan, Notebook

5000 mile project: To the end of the earth, in the footsteps of pumas and the lost people of Magellan

These first few days of our year-long 5000 mile project run of South America represent some of the most remote and hostile.

By | Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 9 August 2012 at 10:05 am

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