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Why Not Start Today: Backyard Carbon Sequestration Is Something Nearly Everyone Can Do

To make it simple as a crayon sketch, there are two ways to mitigate climate change that, in tandem, could work.

Hundreds Rally in Alaska to Tell Obama ‘Climate Leaders Don’t Drill the Arctic’

Climate groups rallied in Anchorage, Alaska to demand that the U.S. …

Reinventing Law for the Commons: Introduction

Although it is customary for mainstream economists and politicians to …

The Collapse of Western Civilization: Review

Collapse is a scenario of decline. The question is whether it is a …

Community is Created by Filling the Cup: Talking Resilience with Lynn Benander

I think that if you haven't built connections with other people when good things are happening, they probably won't be there when bad things are …

Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

Underlying so much of the economic and ecological turmoil unfolding before us is a slow collision between the operating practices of the …
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A Willingness to Try Again: Resilience Reflections with Brian Miller

Anyone who farms experiences setbacks on a daily basis. That rate of failure and a willingness to try again seems teach a few practical lessons in being resilient.

The Simpler Way: Economics of Happiness   

The full length interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge from the upcoming …

The Dearth of Grass

Just three grass family plants – wheat, rice and maize – furnish …

New Report Outlines Strategies for Community Wealth Building

A new Democracy Collaborative report summarizes lessons learned from 11 case …

Creating Livable Spaces

Architect, scientist and author Jana Revedin champions …

Mushrooms to the Rescue

Tradd Cotter and his mushrooms are stepping up as pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Merck abandon the responsibility to test and develop new …

U.S. tight oil production decline

U.S. oil production has begun to drop in response to low oil prices, but not as dramatically as many had anticipated.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Peak Oil, Meet Fractional-Reserve Banking

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an …

Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the …

Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Marguerite Doyle Johnston, a resident of New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward, …

Why Johnny can't understand climate: functional illiteracy and the rise of "unpropaganda"

Unpropaganda aims at stopping a message from propagating by presenting a lot …

From Concrete to Green: Urban Agriculture Initiative Seeks to Transform LA River into Ag Oasis

“How do we get into schools to help bring children up to be good …

Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina

For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate …

Europe Oil Consumption Peaked in 2005

Consumption peaked 7 years after the production peak and is falling now in …

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”

University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how …

Should We Move to Bioregionalism?

“It’s time to consider that bioregional …
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