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"When Transition forgets what it's called": the Arts and Social Change

When we started Transition, I imagined it as an environmental process. Now I see it as a cultural process.

Debunking the Myth of “Peak Farmers Market”

Following the release of a new USDA report titled “Trends in U.S. …

Climate Change is Likely Factor in Syria's Conflict

Researchers say climate change probably caused the savage drought that …

The Great Game in the Holy Land

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

Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

Agroecology means that we stand together in the circle of life, and this implies that we must also stand together in the circle of struggle …

IEA report: US shale oil growth practically zero in 2017

US growth is seen to decline to a meagre 160 kb/d by 2017. That is plausible given the high decline rates in tight oil fields.
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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 policy and practice must change.

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn’t there more of it?

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn't there more of it?

The City as Commons

A commons-based economy cannot thrive without appropriate institutions, …

Richard Heinberg on Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.

Don’t Come Back In Until Dinner

Understanding our land begins with engagement, even if it is just …

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends.

Beyond the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Mondragón University and 1930s CUNY

University governance is approaching a critical juncture.

Peak Oil Review - Mar 2

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy …

Building Urban Food Resilience

Central to Permaculture is the idea of creating resilient systems.

Laboratory for Microclimates

Under what circumstances would we become mindful stewards of living systems, …

Oil Prices Don’t Change Because of Rig Count

Oil prices don’t change based on weekly rig count reports. Yet every …

Farewell, Mr. Spock!

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

Energy policy - Mar 1

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

Multiculturalism and its dilemmas

In times of economic stress, xenophobic themes grow more important in …

Pulling the plug, part 1

We all play the domination / submission game. But another game is afoot. The …

The power of community - Feb 28

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