We are living through the beginnings of the worst food crisis since the Second World War, with warnings that as the global economy slumps the most marginal and vulnerable will face food shortages.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having huge impacts on the food system here in the UK and globally. It is bringing into sharp focus how and where our food is produced, processed and consumed. It has also highlighted a number of issues worthy of our attention.
Today, is General Election day. John Powell considers a dilemma that could be facing Paddington Bear and others like him.
The 5th December is World Soil Day. CCRI researcher Jasmine Black talks about what this means for us as winter takes hold, related CCRI projects and her talk on soils this summer at Shambala Festival.
When we do surveys, we often collect a large amount of information from respondents that they may feel is personal to them and is not relevant to the topic of the survey. This post explains the utility and importance of doing so, even though it can be tiresome to complete by the respondants.
Robert Berry and Hannah Chiswell discuss their experience of Geographical Information Systems on International GIS day
CCRI’s resident blogger, John Powell has recently returned from a trip to New England. During his time stateside he visited many rural areas and has written this piece discussing some of the issues these rural communities are facing.
John Powell is currently on holiday. He still finds time however to pen a blog about what he is up to – always with an eye on ‘the commons’.
The colours of the trees are vibrant in the strong sunlight, set off against a deep blue sky on a clear October day. Walden Pond is where Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods ‘by his own hand’ in order to get closer to nature. The site he chose is a flat spot in a dip just above the pond, sheltered on three sides by slightly higher land. The site is marked with a set of granite pillars indicating the outline of the cabin, and through the trees you can get a view of the water. The peace
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as ‘World Habitat Day’. First celebrated in 1986, John Powell considers the day and how it relates to a project that the CCRI has been involved with – that of ‘Foresters Forest’ in the nearby Forest of Dean.