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The Carbon Ranch

The purpose of a carbon ranch is to mitigate climate change by sequestering CO2 in plants and soils, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and producing co-benefits that build ecological and economic resilience in local …

The Gardens of Plenty

How can people in difficult circumstances build autonomous lives? The answer …

Oasis at Risk: Oman’s Ancient Water Channels Are Drying Up

Since pre-Islamic times, Oman’s water systems known as aflaj have …

The energy revolution will not be televised

Energy transitions take time, a lot of time--far too much time to …

An Ecological Look at Vegetable Gardening Systems

In which I apply insights from the study of ecology to different ways to grow vegetables. Let the competition begin!

What does REconomy look like ... in Portugal?

With more than 300.000 young adults between 20 and 35 in Portugal unable to find a satisfying place in the economy of their local community...a …
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Back in Time: Retracing the Path to Diversity

How are some plant breeders, farmers, millers and bakers retracing the path to ancient, diverse grains that will see us eating healthier, tastier bread into the future?

Fifteen years of community-controlled water in Bolivia

Important lessons can and should be learned in our struggles to defend the …

Earthern Floors: Why, How, and Where

My first step onto an earthen floor (sometimes called a ‘poured …

Inspiration for the Burned-out Localizer

What’s new about Afterburn is that it offers two things that …

Showdown in Trans Pecos: Texas Ranchers Stand Up to Billionaires' Export Pipeline

Mexico’s landmark energy reforms are already having impacts …

Building Community from Your Front Porch

“Hi, neighbor!” After work Michelle Colussi’s husband sits on the front steps, attracting visitors young and old

"It's Time to Raise a Glass to the New Economy"

If you want to get a feel for how a place is working, visiting the high street, the town centre, gives you a very good idea.

Peak Oil Review - June 1

A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & …

Iowa builds a locavore community

Considering these Iowans live in the very heart of commodity-farming …

Cuba: Figuring Out Pieces of the Puzzle

Cuba is an unusual country that has been followed by many peak oilers. I …

Bees and Other Pollinators Love These Flowering Plants

Given that here in the Midwest it's still planting season, and pollinators …

Resilience Roundup - May 29

Fossil industry faces a perfect political and technological storm...

The Power of Pattern Languages

Why are most meetings, conferences and other deliberative processes so bad?

BC Natural Gas Reserves Inflated, Revenues Overstated, Report Finds

Analyst David Hughes offers another challenge to the province's nascent …

Energy Crunch - Businesses wake up to climate action

This week, the Queen's speech assured us that the new government would …

No Climate Protection without Climate Justice; No Climate Justice without Degrowth

...[T]he...climate movement tends to deny...that renewables are unable to …
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