Christina De La Rocha

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.

The European Green Belt: Walking The Iron Curtain Trail

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.
Jul 7, 2021

Living Sustainably: Why It Cannot Be All About Me

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.
Jan 28, 2020

Reducing Snack Packaging

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?
Dec 3, 2019

Your Carbon Footprint: 10 Things You Can Do to Decrease It

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.
Oct 29, 2019

How To Go Carbon Neutral

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?
Aug 26, 2019

What is Organic Food? And What Does Organic Mean Anyway?

What does organic food mean? We explore the agricultural usage of the term ‘organic’, and the difference between conventional and organic farming.
Jun 28, 2019

An Argument Against Pesticides: Fuming Over Fumigation

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.
Jun 1, 2019