David Charles


David Charles is a freelance writer most often found in the United Kingdom (winter) or on the saddle of his bicycle (summer). Topics of particular interest include refugees, slow travel and trees. David is also co-writer of BBC Radio sitcom Foiled. You can read more at davidcharles.info

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Introducing GLFx: the activist network for restoring landscapes
10 May 2021

Around the world, local GLFx chapters are popping up of people dedicated to making their landscapes more sustainable. Me...

“We feel the government is missing an opportunity”
10 May 2021

Chapter Profile: GLFx Nairobi

“Nature conservation is inseparable from the wellbeing of local communities”
10 May 2021

Chapter Profile: GLFx Veracruz

“There’s so much need for restoration”
10 May 2021

Chapter Profile: GLFx Cape Town

Can soil inoculation accelerate carbon sequestration in forests?
13 Apr 2021

Newly popular field of soil microbiome restoration research offers hope

Can cryptocurrencies help the planet?
23 Mar 2021

Short answer: yes – by changing wealth distribution, reversing inequalities and countering ecological degradation

Can cryptocurrency be climate conscious?
22 Mar 2021

Short answer: yes, but not Bitcoin

“Wartime” investment in carbon capture must start now, researchers say
2 Mar 2021

What could wartime levels of emergency funding buy us in the fight against global warming?

5 books to raise your climate consciousness in 2021
22 Feb 2021

Landscape News’s pick of literature to read this year

Feeding the world byte by byte
27 Oct 2020

CGIAR and big data “Inspire” digital leadership in agriculture

Why was there no COVID-19 “food system collapse”?
23 Oct 2020

Farmers step up to the challenge of accelerating the digitalization of global food systems

How digital dynamism can transform post-COVID food systems
15 Oct 2020

Big data experts ‘fall in love with the problem’ by exploring new technologies

How to survive the Anthropocene
21 Apr 2020

A trial in re-learning how to live off the Earth

Into the great unknown of terrestrial dark matter: fungi
20 Apr 2020

What answers might lie in the 94 percent of fungi species yet unearthed

In Ghana, reasons for updating – not outlawing – controlled burning
22 Oct 2019

Responsible use of fire to clear land incentivizes farmers keep forests intact