This computer illustration depicts the density of space junk around Earth in low-Earth orbit. (Image: © ESA)

should we be worried about 5G?

5G is being rolled out literally across the world – with thousands of satellites launched into the ionosphere to blanket the planet with millimetre microwaves. What are the environmental and public health impacts of this technology? Who is regulating it, and who stands to benefit? Do we really need 5G?


Der Eichelhäher

An Eichelhäher visited our street yesterday. I’d never seen one before, and it took a while to identify it.

The Glasgow Effect by Ellie Harrison

my unsustainable life

I’ve just finished reading Ellie Harrison’s inspirational book, The Glasgow Effect, which has the byline “a tale of class, capitalism and carbon footprint”. It tells the story of Ellie’s one-year project to “not travel beyond Glasgow’s city limits, or use any vehicles except my bike, for a whole calendar year.”

after christchurch: hope for change

The horrific attack in Christchurch on Friday is a wake-up call to New Zealand’s racism and our weak gun laws. But let’s not forget the school students’ marches that also took place on Friday, signalling hope and positive change for the future.

restart …

a funny thing happened about 6 months ago: my website and blog vanished. i contacted my hosting company – who in the past have beenRead More

a small complaint

i like autumn, especially in places where the seasonal changes are more visible. in new zealand, most of the trees are not deciduous and remainRead More