Paul Brown is a former environment correspondent for The Guardian newspaper. He has written 10 books − eight on environmental subjects, including four for children − and written scripts for television documentaries. He regularly trains journalists by running workshops and has now conducted more than 40 workshops in 20 countries.
The case of the small village of Trun in Bulgaria – threatened by a new gold-mining project – is a stark illustration of how the interests of biodiversity, nature and ordinary people living in the area can simply be dismissed. A proliferation of such projects could have a serious impact on the ecology of the entire region, as well as contributing to a global impact on the climate.Read more