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Whole Systems, Humility, and Empathy—Thoughts about a Sustainable and Resilient Politics

If we were to consider the recent election and its aftermath as a dry run or a sort of stress-test for the way the more liberal half of America will respond to the emerging climate crisis, the outlook is mixed, at best.

The Rise of Community Energy

Around the world, the idea that communities install, own, and enjoy some of …

When Memes Fail Us

Yes, there has been a major electoral upheaval, and it seems there are many …

The Curse of the Modern Office

The information society promises to dematerialise society and make …

A Merry Menagerie

Tucked in the golden, rolling hills just north of Vacaville, California, Menagerie Hill Ranch is a small, family-run alpaca ranch .

After Flint Failure, EPA Refocuses Federal Drinking Water Role

The lead contamination scandal that unraveled in Flint the last two years and the failure of local, state, and federal officials to address it …
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The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the growth in carbon emissions and to achieve, instead, a rapid reduction.

State of The Transition, November 2016: Steps forward continue to outnumber steps back

The global energy transition remains in a state of net forward momentum as …

Investigating Environmental Racism

In Nova Scotia, minority and low-income communities are disproportionately …

Aging in Community: Inside the Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing …

Standing Rock: Cautiously Optimistic as International Solidarity Builds

This morning, the water flows a little easier in the Cannonball River.

Cooperative and Common Ownership

What changes to the cooperative form would permit a better construction of the commons?

Climate Science Communication: Trust begets Trust

Why are we failing at communicating the danger of climate change?

Film Review: ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘ (‘What are we waiting for?’)

In which we review ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘, …

Food Waste Pioneers: David Rodriguez + Jonathan Bloom  

Five years ago, when we first started covering the food waste issue, America …

World Energy Outlook 2016 – Fatih Birol in Brussels

On 16 November 2016 the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented its …

Factcheck: Newspaper claim about Global Temperature is ‘Deeply Misleading’

It is all but certain now that 2016 will shatter historical records to be …

Go with your Gut

The part played by our gastrointestinal microbiome – the rich world of …

Journey to Earthland: Branching Scenarios

Whither Earthland? The only certainty about the future is surprise, the one …

Waiting for the Climacteric: or, the Return of the Greentard

...I want to broach some wider energy-related issues with the help of two …

The Great Deceleration

The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led …

The Real Standing Rock Victory Is This: “Inevitable” Is Not What It Used to Be

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has defied history.
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