Book Review: ‘Strands’ by Jean Sprackland

In beachcombing, if we look closely enough, we find philosophy, history, art. The meditative, contemplative act of scanning the shoreline, enables discoveries of an alternative version of places that we think we know. Usually mundane objects become exotic if we choose to see them in such a way. To collect these items is timeless and … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Strands’ by Jean Sprackland

One Fifth of China’s Soil Contaminated

The title of this post says it all. China's Environmental Protection Ministry has released a report of an official study conducted between 2005 and 2013, which showed that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land are contaminated, principally with excessive levels of cadmium, nickel and arsenic. It is well known that China's … Continue reading One Fifth of China’s Soil Contaminated