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Vikings, Phoenicians and the ‘Cultural Services’ of the Sea

Can cultural aesthetics be meaningfully quantified? And if so, can an ecosystem gain/lose value when cultural values shift?

Electricity For All: Daniel Kammen  

Daniel Kammen paints a hopeful picture of a future where affordable …

Young People and Placemaking: Engaging Youth to Create Community Places

Young people use public spaces just as much as anyone else, if not more.

The energy revolution will not be televised

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

Resilience Reflections with Courtney White

My greatest inspirations are William Shakespeare and Aldo Leopold. The key to moving hearts and minds no matter what your field of endeavor is …

New visions of global solidarity

In this latest editorial we’re highlighting some of the various ways in which a call for sharing is being expressed in the field of …
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Production for Use and the Cooperative Commonwealth: A Necessary Addition to the Sustainability Conversation

Producers and consumers cooperate in the creation of value and have a common interest in stable, sustainable economic processes.

Crafting A New Narrative: Charles Eisenstein  

Chris and Becca Martenson talk cultural stories with Charles Eisenstein.

The Apex of Industrialism: Manufactured Fake Shit

It's said that money makes the world go round. But since money is a proxy …

Nuclear decline in Europe?

The European nuclear industry, led by France, seems to be in terminal …

The Gardens of Plenty

How can people in difficult circumstances build autonomous lives? …

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

Since pre-Islamic times, Oman’s water systems known as aflaj have brought water from the mountains and made the desert bloom.

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 …

Fifteen years of community-controlled water in Bolivia

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

The Carbon Ranch

The purpose of a carbon ranch is to mitigate climate change by sequestering …

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 north of …

Building Community from Your Front Porch     

“Hi, neighbor!” After work Michelle Colussi’s husband sits …

"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 …

Peak Oil Review - June 1

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