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Katherine Rowland

Katherine Rowland is a freelance journalist living in London. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at Columbia University in New York City, where she researched public health and environmental development. Her work in the US, Brazil and Europe has explored the relationship between human health and ecological systems.

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Spain burns as global temperatures rise, Notebook

Spain burns as global temperatures rise

The Spanish city of Valencia sits under a blanket of ash, as two converging fires continue to devour the eastern coast of the country. Since the blaze ignited last week, more than 45,000 hectares of land have been destroyed, forcing upwards of 2,000 people to flee their homes.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 3 July 2012 at 6:29 pm

50 years on and the DDT debates continue, Notebook

50 years on and the DDT debates continue

“Author of a pandemic slaughtering millions…Eco-imperialist…Responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot combined…” Rachel Carson would roll in her grave to hear the accusations aimed at her legacy.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Science & Technology | Monday, 11 June 2012 at 10:05 am

Glowing fish illuminates environmental health hazards, Notebook

Glowing fish illuminates environmental health hazards

Harmful chemicals circulating in the environment may affect more parts of the body than was previously believed, according to a new study.
A team of researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London found that environmental oestrogens may contaminate organs that until now scientists had not considered vulnerable to their deleterious effects.
Environmental oestrogens derive [...]

By | Notebook, Opinion, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 4:31 am

What the frack? It’s damaging water supplies and causing earthquakes – so why is the Environmental Protection Agency so slow to act?, Notebook

What the frack? It’s damaging water supplies and causing earthquakes – so why is the Environmental Protection Agency so slow to act?

The rural town of Dimcock, Pennsylvania, in the US, rests in the rolling hills in Susquehanna County. It used to be picturesque, but today it boasts more blight than Appalachian charm.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at 12:30 pm

Researchers identify yet another threat to hive health, Notebook

Researchers identify yet another threat to hive health

In a study with far reaching implications for global food security, scientists have identified a new threat to honeybees that may help explain the collapse of hives in recent years.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 12 January 2012 at 5:00 am

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