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Multiculturalism and its dilemmas

In times of economic stress, xenophobic themes grow more important in popular discourse and often lead to acute strife. Neighbors turn against neighbors. Countries become more protectionist. Legal freedom of movement …

Energy policy - Mar 1

Syriza: another energy is possible / Renewable energy grab in the Sahara? / …

Farewell, Mr. Spock!

You showed us a future where science was respected by everyone, where logic …

The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks on Climate Change

It will be messy, confusing and endlessly debated but with …

Pulling the plug, part 1

We all play the domination / submission game. But another game is afoot. The partnership game. The more you learn to play it, the less beholden …

The power of community - Feb 28

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Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?

It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained.

Real Food Media Contest Features Oyster Men of Long Island Sound

The Oyster Men features the daily lives of baymen who handpick oysters from …

The Great Game in the Holy Land

Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in …

North Dakota Considers Weakening Standards on Radioactive Drilling Waste as Oil Prices Collapse

As the collapse of oil prices threatens North Dakota's shale drilling rush, …

Ancient Landscapes Point to Dramatic Climate Change

Scientists believe Chinese civilisation could have been founded by …

Amsterdam is Now Europe's First Named "Sharing City"

As of February 2nd, Amsterdam is Europe's first named "Sharing City."

Resilience Roundup - Feb 27

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future

What's the difference between "public space" and "place"?

Peak Oil Notes - Feb 26

A mid-week update. Oil prices fell on Monday and Tuesday this week on …

Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl?

“Being invisible does two things: You think you don’t have any …

Slow Money 2014 Highlights

SLOW MONEY 2014 was our largest event to date, with over 850 attendees from …

5 Reasons Cargo Bikes Are the Perfect Mode of Transportation

With Americans driving less and more cities encouraging people to bike, the …

If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do

If pollinator health is made a priority, to be successful much current …

Is the US Overplaying Its Energy Hand?

The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair …

The Externality Trap, or, How Progress Commits Suicide

Economic life in the industrial world these days can be described, without …

Get Growing Breightmet: Bolton’s food growing revolution begins here!

If you have a fairly spacious garden like many of the people we work with …
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