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GO DEEP – submersible exploration

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Exploration has always driven progression. Our exploration – our progress – begins with a dream, often hope, but always a quest for the unknown. It’s part of the human condition… and today, the exploration of the deep ocean, our planet’s life supporting is now arguably the most critical frontier of our time… Here’s my take [...]

Why we all need to explore in Yellow Submarines: TED Talk

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The Deep Ocean is now the most critical frontier that humanity has ever faced and the next giant leap for mankind must be down into the Deep Ocean – to explore, discover and understand it. The only way we are going to reconnect humanity with the ocean is if we put mankind at the centre [...]

The Search for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

For centuries historians and treasure seekers have searched for the burial site of history’s most famous conqueror. Exclusively breaking this original story for Newsweek Magazine, I report on the latest findings from the inspiring Valley of the Khan’s Project who’s latest discoveries offer compelling evidence that it’s been found. I’ll update with new developments in [...]

Plenty more fish…?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

At current rates of decline, scientists predict our seas could be empty of fish within 40 years. With a billion people eating fish as their primary source of animal protein and 200 million people depending on fishing as their only source of livelihood, that would mean a humanitarian disaster. Reporting for Earthrise from Scotland’s first [...]

Solar Shipping: first solar circumnavigation

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

One giant container ship emits roughly the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50million cars. Shipping is one of the most polluting and fastest growing industries. Time for solar shipping even… Hybrid shipping. Reporting from Planet Solar – the first solar circumnavigation of the earth…

Enviro-alchemy: turning plastics into fuel

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

We live in the Age of Plastic – producing more plastic in the last ten years than we did in the whole of the last century … and as plastics takes 100s of years to degrade so every single piece we have not recycled, still exists. How do you get rid of non-recyclable plastics? Turn [...]

TURNING TIDAL: EARTHRISE

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The European Union has set a target of 20% of its energy needs coming from renewable sources by 2020. To make this happen, they will have to harness the power of wind sun and the sea…. In the first of a series of films I’m making for EARTHRISE, I travelled to the coast of Northern [...]

Who Are You? Aboriginal People & Identity

Friday, December 9th, 2011

“Who are you?” (Australia’s Hidden Valley: Unreported World, Channel 4, 19:30, Fri 9th Dec) I’ve recently been in Central Australia investigating the impact of Aboriginal people losing their identity and it’s got me thinking about the value of identity to our health and what happens if we lose it…The basis of our identity is what [...]

AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN VALLEY: C4, 19:30, 9th DEC

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Four years ago, the Australian Government used controversial emergency legislation (aka ‘the Intervention’), aimed only at aboriginal Australians, to take control of many Aboriginal settlements. It said this was to help to end violence and child abuse, and combat the alcohol abuse that ravages many Aboriginal communities. Australia’s Hidden Valley is a documentary I made [...]

Conservation’s Dirty Secrets: C4, Dispatches, 20th June, 8pm

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Sharing word on a Dispatches I’ve just made with director Richard Sanders and Blakeway investigating the conservation movement…We reveal that far from stemming the tide of extinction that’s engulfing the planet, some conservationists have got their priorities wrong. Unquestionable, conservation is crucial – we’re in an extinction crisis right now, set to lose 2.5million species [...]