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Perverse outcomes: Lifting U.S. oil export ban would mean greater dependence on foreign oil

There is a case regarding market efficiency for overturning America's oil export ban, but this is NOT the one the industry is using in its public relations campaign. That's because increased efficiency in the world …

Piketty in Washington: How to Reverse the Increasing Concentration of Wealth

One of Piketty’s main concerns is the increasing concentration of …

Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty …

Did crude oil production actually peak in 2005?

Haven't we been hearing from the oil industry and from government …

Asparagus – draining Peru dry

The reality for anyone trying to eat sustainably is that locally grown organic produce is scarce.

A Case Study in Community Sustainability

Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create sustainable solutions without (and in some cases in spite of) government …
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The Final Word on Food Banks?

Every week, in Britain and across the world, new food banks are opening their doors.

Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River

The Colorado River returns to the delta - in photos.

Policies for Shareable Cities 2: Transportation

After last week’s introduction, we’re proud to present the first …

The Art of Hosting – Leadership is Possible from Everywhere     

“The art of hosting is an approach to group leadership [which] creates …

Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom?

“The End Of China’s Coal Boom,” is a new, …

The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet

Greening Philly’s vacant lots

Community access to vacant land has the potential to reduce crime rates in the US.

Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

"People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations …

Energy Crunch: The end of business as usual for fossil fuels?

It’s the end of business as usual for fossil fuels. That’s …

Simply calling the US an oligarchy is not enough

It’s not every day that an academic article in the arcane world of …

The New Economic Events Giving Lie to the Fiction That We Are All Selfish, Rational Materialists

Jeremy Rifkin's new book, “The Zero Marginal Cost Society,” …

Peak oil notes - April 17

A mid-week update. Oil prices in London have risen this week on concerns …

The End of Employment

Nothing is easier, as the Long Descent begins to pick up speed around us, …

Hemp Fiber Crop Research & Development

With the advent of state laws that overturn a sixty-year ban on hemp …

Years of Recapping Dangerously

Just like on Game of Thrones, where winter is a destabilizing force on all …

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued …
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