HISTORY

When the University made Professor Hakim Adi redundant, his former graduate students pre-emptively refused any other supervisors. A current MRes student said he has not received any teaching in more than five months.

Jay Richardson | 9 December 2023

Georgiou, who was a Senior Lecturer in Modern History and Politics at Chichester for five years, said: “As far as I’m aware the BA in Modern History will not be running this academic year.” The University did not respond to requests for comment.

Jay Richardson | 2 November 2023

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

Jay Richardson | 10 January 2024

The authority that regulates trade between the EU and Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland first called in February 2022 for information about the disposal of mining waste in Norwegian fjords.

Jay Richardson | 24 November 2023

OPINION

On 28 October, following 22 days of war between Israel and Hamas, tens of thousands of people gathered in London to demand a ceasefire.

Aya Hussein | 7 November 2023

A red admiral butterfly on the side of a log shelf.

Red Admiral | 24 November 2023

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

Residents and activists near a planned open-pit mine in Norway have long argued fjord waste disposal would smother a unique marine habitat. Now they have the biodiversity surveys to prove it.

Jay Richardson | 18 October 2023

OPINION

Multiple sources over several decades have described the Sydvaranger iron mine’s waste products, most of which end up in a nearby fjord, as ‘clean sand,’ a definition it increasingly doesn’t fit. So why does it keep resurfacing?

Jay Richardson | 18 September 2023

HISTORY

Students of African history and anticolonial resistance found themselves fighting their own university after it silently cancelled their course and fired their supervisor.

Jay Richardson | 31 August 2023

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

Norway’s Environment Directorate said existing fjord disposal permits cover four million tonnes per year of finely ground rock and process chemicals, which the CEO of a company set to acquire the mine described as “inert.”

Jay Richardson | 27 July 2023

E-WASTE

The Netherlands-based repairable phone maker said backward compatibility is “something we definitely want to improve on in future models.”

Jay Richardson | 1 September 2023

EDITORIAL

Giving statements on the record is the entire point of a press office.

Jay Richardson | 7 September 2023

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

3D models of the planned underwater waste deposit, transposed over London, cover an area from Farringdon to Waterloo.

Jay Richardson | 7 March 2023

A German public prosecutor said any investigation would have been restricted by the need for co-operation from Russian authorities.

Jay Richardson | 19 July 2023

MUSIC

The acclaimed sound artist talks theatre, field recording, and ecological metaphysics.

Jay Richardson | 24 April 2023

Rain makes some of the world’s best-loved sounds. They’re even better coming from a giant plywood recorder.

Jay Richardson | 21 July 2022

SURVEILLANCE TECH

Local authorities in Cambridge operate at least 73 Hikvision and Dahua surveillance cameras, many more than previously reported.

Jay Richardson | 29 May 2023

SURVEILLANCE TECH

Big Brother Watch called the “vast quantity” of the county’s surveillance devices “deeply alarming.”

Jay Richardson | 14 June 2023

SURVEILLANCE TECH

Hikvision CCTV cameras are located through Cambridge city centre. The company has long been criticised by MPs and campaigners on security and human rights grounds, and senior government ministers want its cameras banned from the UK.

Jay Richardson | 29 April 2023

MUSIC

The Ukranian artist Heinali released an album built on field recordings from Kyiv, and called it “a farewell to this place in time and space to which none of us will ever be able to return.”

Jay Richardson | 17 March 2023

MUSIC

‘Separation’ deftly mixes plant electrode data with a compelling musical current.

Jay Richardson | 24 February 2023

CLIMATE

One year on from some of London’s most severe surface flooding, comparative photography can help us trace the cycle of shock, cleanup, and forgetting that follows environmental disasters.

Jay Richardson, photography by Paul Reinhard | 25 July 2023

New woodland is an essential climate mitigation tool. So where is it?

Jay Richardson | 3 April 2022

At 37 degrees, the airy lawns of an East London park have dried into arid emptiness amidst a potentially lethal heat wave.

Jay Richardson | 18 July 2022

“It doesn’t feel great to live on a cloud while the rest of the world goes under”: the feelings under the surface of climate safety

Jay Richardson | 10 February 2022

Median house prices in England and Wales are now almost nine times the average salary, bringing the house price to wage ratio to an historic extreme.

Jay Richardson | 25 March 2022

Precipitation is trending in several directions and swinging wildly at the same time. Think of a drunken emu trying to walk in a straight line.

Jay Richardson | 29 June 2022

OPINION

An attitude of ‘duty’ to undertake classical music education from a standpoint of ‘expertise’ arguably demonstrates paternalism under the guise of community care.

Georgia Dawson | 4 April 2022

OPINION

When you describe the sound of protest as “noise” you deny its democratic function—and admit how much that bothers you.

Jay Richardson | 13 July 2022

The way we conceive of traffic sounds reveals what we think of as worth hearing.

Jay Richardson | 23 March 2022

FIELD RECORDING

Street recordings from the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown tell a tale of quietness, crisis, and the presence of absence.

Jay Richardson | 3 April 2022

There’s a river in central London, but not the kind of watery soundscape you might have expected.

Jay Richardson | 15 December 2021

As rain spills into destruction during the summer 2021 London floods, the violence and disruption of the climate crisis is getting louder.

Jay Richardson | 27 January 2022

Not even laser imaging can tell you as much about your material surroundings as rain can.

Jay Richardson | 10 April 2022

FIELD RECORDING

A bog’s curious, ordinary, delicately explosive sounds belong in our narratives of climate crisis just as much as landscapes of epic disaster.

Lara Weaver | 20 September 2022

Getting to know a place takes time, even with methods like a randomised sound survey. It also takes the courage to throw away your map.

Jay Richardson | 13 June 2022

It doesn’t look like a wild ecosystem, but point your ears at Weavers Fields and you might be surprised.

Jay Richardson | 30 December 2021

BOOK REVIEW

David George Haskell’s ‘Sounds Wild and Broken (2022) seeks to establish sound as a new vital sign for the environment. It takes on more than it bargained for.

Grace Field | 1 November 2022

OPINION

Think older people have no stakes in the climate crisis? Think again

Replacing fossil fuel infrastructure with renewables will decrease three costs disproportionately borne by older people: social care, heating fuel, and electricity.

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Why do we need data sonification?

We notice things differently with different senses.

The safety violation marks the start of a multi-decade mining project that plans to deposit toxic waste in a protected salmon fjord.

Jay Richardson | 12 May 2022

The EFTA surveillance authority is expected to report on the legality of submarine tailings disposal under EEA law.

Jay Richardson | 15 February 2023

Nordic Mining admitted that it had no backup silt curtain and had so far failed to fix the leak in a leaked email on Friday evening. The incident puts further pressure on the company after a major investor sold its stake over environmental concerns.

Jay Richardson | 11 October 2022