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Is Sustainability Relative?

October 17, 2011 by


Appropriate strategies for sustainable development are context-specific, with different priorities depending on how far people are up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. A four point strategy for identifying approaches for sustainable development is outlined and the importance of regulatory ‘top-down’ intervention emphasized. The concept of sustainable development concerns the management of resources available to humanity. My […]

Did you know that ice is a mineral?

April 2, 2011 by


We are used thinking that a typical mineral is a stone, something that is hard to break, like quartz or granite. Despite this common misconception, minerals however, are not just heavy stones. They are simply naturally occurring substances with a defined chemical formula and crystal structure. Thus even ice can be legitimately considered as a […]

Water Crisis in Greece

February 1, 2011 by


The timing just couldn’t have been better. My friend Jenni Nylander and I left for Greece for research as part of a course we were taking on the day right before the blizzards hit northern Europe. There were no strandings, no delays and the flight to Athens was uneventful. Off went the thick winter jackets […]