Monthly Archives: January 2021

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Review: It’s the eco-bible for the modern age…

Here, Alexandra reviews Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer Who is the author? Robin Wall Kimmerer is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi nation (a federally recognized tribe of Potawatomi people located in Oklahoma), the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of…

Will pigs fly in Brexit Britain?

What’s Going On Here? Gene-editing in livestock and crops is to be reconsidered in England as the UK government launches a consultation on its deregulation. There are strong restrictions on gene-editing in the European Union, and Boris Johnson has wasted no time in pursuing this move following the nation’s departure from the union just two weeks ago. What Does This Mean? Gene-editing…

What’s Your Pet’s Environmental Pawprint? How to Make Pet Ownership More Sustainable

Fran Haddock and Jo Wills are both small animal veterinary surgeons with a passion for sustainability. None of the products mentioned in this article are sponsors. Have you ever considered the environmental impact of your pet? Although it may not be highest on your eco-action list, pets carry significant environmental paw prints throughout their lifetime due to their food and living requirements,…

Earth’s Extreme Weather Events, Before & After – in pictures

What’s Going On Here? Nasa has released a new collection of satellite pictures in the stunning ‘Images of Change’ project. The interactive gallery presents before and after shots of areas hit by extreme weather events and natural phenomenon. What Does This Mean? The new images capture impacts from the climate crisis such as flooding, wildfires and droughts in recent years. See the…