Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

The UK's marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.

Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

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How British people weathered exceptionally cold winters

Food shortages, festivities and far-off fighting – Britain's coldest winters were among its most memorable.

Georgina Endfield, Professor of Environmental History, University of Liverpool • conversation
Dec. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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How medieval Christian ideology changed the Polish environment forever – new study

Historians and scientists discovered how colonisation in eastern Europe changed ecosystems – and the societies embedded in them.

Amanda Power, Associate Professor of Medieval History, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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