Climate change and environmental stories, from the Darién Gap to Antarctica

My writing is brazenly independent and thoroughly researched. It draws extensively on interviews with scientists, researchers and policy makers – often meeting them in the heat of the field. It speaks truth to power when necessary whilst being sensitive to the subtleties of developing stories.

I have investigated big industry environmental damage; trawled through environmental policy statements and held politicians to account on their carbon economics. 

I’ve collected Andean snow samples from the summit of the world’s most southerly 6000m mountain and slunk through wolf habitat in Sweden to investigate rewilding. 

Currently I am reporting on Chile’s progress to pass the Ley de Montaña (right-to-roam), giving greater access and protection to the Andes mountains. Concurrently I am section hiking and documenting the 3000K Greater Patagonian Trail – aka the world’s longest trespass – that links Santiago with El Chaltén via the Andes mountains.

This October I will be travelling to Eugene Oregon to report on the Juliana vs United States climate change trial.

I am a second year Carbon Management Masters student at Edinburgh University and bring the weight of scientific understanding and scrutiny to the stories I write and photograph.

Elemental Running / Trail Running

A story about rewilding, wolves, whisky and a spot of running…
November 28, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Juliana vs US / Geographical

For the last year I have been following the story of 21 youths…
November 1, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Electric Cool / Geographical


For the October issue of Geographical magazine…
September 24, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

The Silent Giants of Pentland Firth / Geographical

This August 2018 I investigated the burgeoning tidal energy…
September 13, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Salmon Farming in Patagonia / Geographical

This May 2018 I got a tip-off that a Chilean salmon farming company…
June 15, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Climate Nexus / Geographical

May 7, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Where the Wild Things Are / Escapism

In late August of 2017 I wrangled the opportunity to visit the…
April 14, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Science and politics find uneasy mix at IPCC / Geographical

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change met in Edmonton…
March 8, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

To Kill a Glacier / Geographical

February 24, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Does UK’s Environment Plan go far enough? / Geographical

On January 11th the British Prime Minister launched the government's…
January 13, 2018/by Matt-Maynard

Walking with Wolves / BBC

In September last year I followed the scent of wolves into the…
December 22, 2017/by Matt-Maynard

“Riding” the London overground / self published

December 7, 2017/by Matt-Maynard

Heart of Darién / Geographical

In May 2017 I travelled to the Panamanian jungle on the border…
November 20, 2017/by Matt-Maynard

COP 23 Special Report: Defying Trump / Geographical

"At the 23rd Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change conference…
November 15, 2017/by Matt-Maynard
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