The Round Up On Glyphosate

Glyphosate. Weed killer. Probable carcinogen. The active ingredient found in widespread products. You may even have some in your garden shed. It is found in most herbicide products in the UK (including Roundup) and accounts for a quarter of global herbicide sales. In a game changing ruling yesterday, agro-chemical company Monsanto have been ordered to … Continue reading The Round Up On Glyphosate

Back to School

Those of you that know me personally know I joke about getting the "full set" of degrees, well... almost there! I've been toying with this for a while now, and I've finally gone and taken the plunge, all being well, in 3 years time I'll be Dr Christine... In all seriousness, getting a doctorate is … Continue reading Back to School

Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

Friendly Green City

Last week I visited Geneva and I wasn't sure what to expect at first, having booked a college trip for my students almost exclusively to visit CERN (although there's plenty to see and do). It is a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan place, with four official languages and the home of some of the world's biggest … Continue reading Friendly Green City

Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us

I could hardly contain my excitement when this came through the post a couple of weeks ago. I mean, just look at it... A very beautiful thing indeed. It's also extremely informative, balanced and well-written. Penned by Ecologist David Hetherington in scientific, yet lyrical prose, and punctuated with luminous photography from Laurent Geslin, the book … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us