Climate Change: Vital Signs from the Planet and Its Impact on us – Guest post by Shannon Minnis

Climate change is a hot topic these days, and yes, the pun is intended. That’s because the Earth is changing at a much faster rate than it has in the past. It’s no wonder scientists are starting to become concerned. Because the term is politically charged, people tend to avoid learning more. However, it’s important … Continue reading Climate Change: Vital Signs from the Planet and Its Impact on us – Guest post by Shannon Minnis

Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit

As reported here last year, farming is set to take a major hit with Brexit. Nearly a year later, that assessment by former UK representative to the European Union Ivan Rogers is proving to be on-point. Now, industry leaders need to come up with measures to alleviate the problems besetting the agriculture sector, such as the … Continue reading Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit

Why such interest in the soil?

Bloggers can become slightly obsessed by statistics. For me they help to give you an idea of the kinds of topics that readers are interested in and it's always nice to know that more people are reading your work, but it stops at that. However, something I have found of great interest by looking at … Continue reading Why such interest in the soil?

‘How conservationists and fishermen can work together to save species’ – Guest Post by Sarah Allison

Sarah Allison has worked in the marine conservation sector for 10 years. She currently works as the Living Seas Coordinator for Essex Wildlife Trust and is a research PhD student at the University of Essex. In this opening post for thinkingcountry's series on marine wildlife and conservation, Sarah writes about her experience of working with … Continue reading ‘How conservationists and fishermen can work together to save species’ – Guest Post by Sarah Allison

Soil Texture: Sand, Silt and Clay

Today, as part of the series of posts on soils, we are going to look at 'soil texture'. Soil forms the basis for all life but it's important to know about its mineral constitution as well as its biological profile. Texture refers to the 'feel' of the soil. This is affected by the constituent materials … Continue reading Soil Texture: Sand, Silt and Clay