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David Derbyshire is an award winning freelance journalist who writes about the environment, science and the countryside.
He has more than 15 years' experience writing features and news stories for Britain's national newspapers.
As the Daily Mail's first Environment Editor, he covered everything from UN climate change talks and wind farms, to the plight of red squirrels and the decline of honeybees.
He has also been the Mail's Science Correspondent, the Daily Telegraph's Consumer Affairs Editor and the Telegraph's Science and Medical Correspondent.
Based in Hampshire, he has written for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines - including the Daily Mail, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Observer, the Daily Express and the Daily Star Sunday - as a freelance journalist.
He uses his extensive experience in print journalism to offer media training and consultancy to universities, scientists, charities and businesses. He is also the Daily Mail allotment blogger.
Stories and Features
Daily Mail: 'Would you fly on a plane with no pilot? As the first passenger plane with no one at the controls roars over Britain, passengers could soon face a worrying dilemma.' 16/05/13.
Daily Mail: 'Thought the threat to our noble ash was over? They could all be diseased in 10 years.' 14/05/13.
Observer: 'Nine gardening myths debunked.' 28/04/13.
The Sunday Times: 'Gardens bubble over as more Britons take the hot tub plunge.' 21/04/13.
The World Today: 'Alzheimer's Disease - A cruellist final chapter.' April 2013.
Daily Mail: 'Cuddliest twins in the jungle: Young gorillas get a hug from mum after a busy day exploring the forest.' 21/03/13.
My.Life.Style: 'Veg to plant now.' 18/03/13.
Daily Mail: 'The great printer ink rip off.' 06/03/13.
Daily Mail: 'Are no calorie noodles the Holy Grail of dieting?' 25/02/13.
Daily Mail: 'Why blasting into space is safer than walking.' 14/02/13.
My.Life.Style: 'Allotments - a beginner's guide.' 29/01/13.
My.Life.Style: 'Wet, wet, wet - my top tips.' 25/01/13.
My.Life.Style: 'What you need to know about fracking.' 10/01/13.
My.Life.Style: 'Green motoring - keeping down the cost of petrol.' 09/01/13.
My.Life.Style: 'Turn down your TV and other money saving tips.' 09/01/13,
The Sunday Times: 'The awkward silence over your genetic flaws.' 06/01/13.
Daily Mail: 'As doctors warn it can cause a dangerous reaction with a host of common drugs - the truth about grapefruit.' 29/11/12.
Daily Mail: 'Taking a shower rather than a bath to save energy? It might be money down the drain.' 28/11/12.
Daily Mail: 'Why don't cars have spare tyres any more?' 07/11/12.
Sunday Times: 'Think you were perfect Dad? I'll show you.' 04/11/12.
Daily Mail: 'Of course I can talk! Shame you're too dim to understand. After a beluga whale outstands its keepers by speaking like a human, why your pet may be far chattier than you ever imagined.' 24/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Lazarus Syndrome: how waking from the dead is more common than you might think.' 17/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Analysis: The French are a law unto themselves.' 13/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Now there's more ice at the South Pole than ever.' 12/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'Groomed for stardom... the catwalk canines.' 10/10/12.
Daily Mail: 'But Mum I don't need a bath! Orphan ape Mr Bernie, two, does all he can to avoid getting his fur wet.' 28/09/12.
Daily Mail: 'Thought these floods were bad? Here's why it will only get worse.' 27/09/12.
The Sunday Times: 'Turn out the lights, Isle of Wight.' 23/09/12.
Daily Mail: 'Beware of the cat. Scientists say 1,000 people are day are being infected by a terrifying feline parasite.' 05/09/12.
Daily Mail: 'Mountains of Mars. Bleak grandeur of the Red Planet is captured by Nasa's £1.6 billion robot.' 28/08/12.
Daily Mail: 'Time to ration your rashers! Can't resist a bacon sandwich? When you've read what's really in it, you may have second thoughts.' 20/08/12.
The Times Eureka magazine: 'A Gold Medal for Convenience: The Science of Crowd Dynamics.' 02/08/12.
Daily Mail: 'So what ingredients really go into a hot dog? Read on and you may never want to eat a frankfurter again.' 19/07/12.
Daily Mail: 'Invasion of the slugs.' 03/07/12.
Land Business: 'Is this the wettest drought on record?' Spring/Summer.
The Times: 'Brain scans prove we're crazy in love.' 16/06/12.
The Times: 'Green fingers need only tap and app for some earthy facts.' 15/06/12.
Reader's Digest (Europe) June 2012 'Green Heroes'
'Plus de petrole mais des idees!' (France)
'Zeleni junaki.' (Slovenia)
'Eco heroes' (Spain)
'Grüne Helden' (Germany)
Reader's Digest (Europe) June 2012 'Green Gadgets'
'Energia para Todos' (Portugal)
'Power to the People' (India)
'Recharger vos batteries.' (France)
'Energia dla ludzi' (Poland)
Daily Mail: 'Why 2012 is set to be one of the worst years ever for hayfever.' 03/05/12.
Daily Mail: 'Moths on the munch? Put your woollies in the freezer and other tips to get rid of pests.' 25/04/12.
Daily Mail: 'Want sweet dreams? Now there's an app for that.' 10/04/12.
Daily Mail: 'Hosepipe ban leaves customers baffled.' 30/03/12.
Sunday Times: 'Cut the volts for shock savings.' 25/03/12.
Daily Mail: 'How do you treat a gorilla with a gunshot wound? (Answer: very, very carefully!). 15/03/12
Daily Mail: 'Dying for a sausage? As yet another study says too much red meat could kill us, the truth is you don't need to give up that juicy steak completely.' 14/03/12
Sunday Times: 'King Goes Bananas for Fair Trade.' 04/03/12
Daily Mail: 'The Drought Divide: The North West of Britain is awash with water. But unless it rains for six weeks, the East is in for a long, thirsty summer.' 21/02/12
Sunday Times: 'Fill it up on premium seaweed: researchers are looking to turn sugars found in marine crops into biofuel.' 12/02/12
Daily Mail: 'Oh do put it away Simon. (The chest hair that is... you only flash it to prove you're a dominant male.)' 07/02/12
Daily Mail: 'Half a million street lights go out in Blackout Britain - councils blames cuts as steets are left in darkness.' 06/02/12
Daily Mail: 'As scientists learn how to translate brainwaves into words...Could a machine read your innermost thoughts?' 02/02/12.
Daily Mail: 'How a room full of flowers can help romance blossom.' 20/01/12.
Daily Mail: 'So what DID cause the Costa Concordia to hit the rocks?' 16/01/12.
Sunday Times: 'One has gone green. But the company behind the hydropower for Windsor Castle has put new projects on hold.' 15/01/12.
Daily Mail: 'I wanna be like you: Kanzi, the ape was HAS learned the secret of man's red fire.' 30/12/11.
Sunday Times: 'Thousands at risk of turbine hum.' 12/12/11.
Daily Mail: 'Power showers, garden sprinklers and why most of the water we use goes down the drain. ' 28/11/11.
Sunday Times Business: 'Durban Climate Talks: Show us the way to grow green.' 27/11/11
Daily Mail: 'That's what you call sealing love with a kiss. Touching interaction of seal pups and mums at nursery for 1,000 births.' 26/11/11
Daily Express: 'Second hand Britain is booming.' 17/11/11
Daily Mail: 'Spring in November? Has nature ever been this topsy turvey?' 15/11/11
The Guardian: 'Pituitary glands grown from mouse embryonic stem cells.' 09/11/11
The Guardian: 'Switch to Central European Time could boost children's physical activity.' 09/11/11
Observer: 'We are what our mums ate.' 06/11/11
More from 2011
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