James Bradley

James Bradley
James Bradley is an author and a critic. His books include WrackThe ResurrectionistClade and Ghost Species.

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Image of Abbot Point

How Australia’s coal madness led to Adani


The real reasons keeping the Carmichael mine alive

Image of plastic waste and the remains of coastal wildlife, Swansea Bay, Wales.

The end of the oceans


The world’s oceans and all marine life are on the brink of total collapse


The Great Southern Reef


What is killing off the kelp forests along Australia’s coast?


Fish have feelings too


Under-the-sea society is much more complex than we imagine


Slippery migrants


What eels do when we’re not watching

Cover of The Natural Way of Things

‘The Natural Way of Things’ by Charlotte Wood


Allen & Unwin; $29.99

A barracuda. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christos Tsiolkas’ ‘Barracuda’

Christos Tsiolkas

All fired up

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Ningaloo sharks


It takes little more than two hours for the spotter planes to locate the first whale shark of the day. Along with the two-dozen or so others who have paid several hundred dollars to spend a day diving with the sharks, I don my mask and flippers in readiness …

‘Big Love’, Season 2, SBS Television


It's easy to imagine the pitch for HBO's polygamist drama, Big Love: Everything a normal family faces, times three. It's a neat formula, and it captures much of the pleasure of the series, which centres on the ever-expanding family of the Utah …