Robin Cook

January 31, 2013
The great outdoors

Life Outside with the Open Air Laboratories Project

The BBC recently ran a lengthy report on an interesting and hugely beneficial public-inclusive science project called the Open Air Laboratories (Opal). This was a five-year effort (although they hope to continue) whose aim was to get the public “outdoors and involved in scientific research.” It worked, and involved over […]
January 27, 2013
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu - SoleRebels

Limitations Lead to Innovations

The press has been awash with stories from the African continent in the last few years – and not the usual fair concerning famine, war and privations. Rather, many countries in Africa are taking what they have, technologically, and innovating, in exciting world-beating ways. We’ve highlighted the mobile phone revolution […]
January 24, 2013
Désert-du-Thar - Water Scarcity in the making

China’s Leading Environmental Role

Just last week international new sources ran reports on Beijing’s dangerous air quality, complete with pictures on the BBC and CNN of a thick blanket of yellow smog covering the streets – apparently at record, toxic levels. This, it could be said, is the cost of China’s rapid economic expansion over […]
January 17, 2013
Food Waste

Saving Food, Making Money

A recent report on the BBC by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers stating that, “half of the world’s food is thrown away” has inspired many heated responses from retail and governmental sectors alike. Is it true? From the volume of voices now in the debate, the exact statistics don’t really […]