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

Natural Capital: Friend or Foe?

You might have heard the term "natural capital" or "ecosystem services" or even "green economy" banded about in the last couple of years. So what exactly is it and is it a positive way of thinking? Natural capital is defined by the World Forum on Natural Capital as the world’s stocks of natural assets which … Continue reading Natural Capital: Friend or Foe?

Iceland Blue Whale: Boycott the Industry NOT the Country

On social media in recent days many people have been calling for a boycott on travel to, and products from, Iceland following the killing of what is believed to be a blue whale by a whaling company. But is that the right way to approach the issue? By the same token should we boycott France … Continue reading Iceland Blue Whale: Boycott the Industry NOT the Country

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