After 20 years of working as a biogeochemist and oceanographer, Christina De La Rocha had a mid-life crisis, flew the coop of her career, landed in Germany, and decided to learn how to write.
So far she’s published a couple of short stories in Analog, and one book of popular science
(Silica Stories) and, rural life being what it is, now spends more time with birds than with people.
See more of her work at her blog,
Germanium Geranium. March 23, 2023
We take a closer look at what happens to garbage, and why it might not be taken to landfill, as seen through this tour of a local garbage-burning facility.
November 23, 2022
These waterproof hemp shoes look nice, are well made out of durable, reasonably sustainable materials, and they’re comfortable.
October 4, 2022
It’s time to give trickle up economics a go. It would rev up the economy, raise standards of living, improve public health, and reduce homelessness.
July 7, 2021
The Iron Curtain Trail, within the European Green Belt, stands as a symbol of progress and equality, unifying communities that still feel the scars of long separation.
January 28, 2020
We all need to fight for our governments to deliver the broad-scale, top down changes that are needed so that we can live in a reasonable yet sustainable way.
December 3, 2019
The best way we can address the issue of plastic waste is to add our voices to the clamor pushing for systemic change. But what can we also do at home?
October 29, 2019
While we wait for governments, car companies, and power providers to create the infrastructure to allow us all to aim at living zero net carbon lives.
August 26, 2019
If we hope to avoid the impending climatic disaster, carbon neutrality should be the goal of everyone, but is net-zero carbon emissions truly achievable?
June 28, 2019
What does organic food mean? We explore the agricultural usage of the term ‘organic’, and the difference between conventional and organic farming.
June 1, 2019
When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.