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Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

I feel quite sure that whatever the scientific explanation for the die-off of the horseshoe crabs and eels, the real reason is the senseless killing Stella described.

Five Things Americans Don’t Understand about Politics

At the height of America’s most bizarre presidential election campaign in …

Protect the Earth. Live Simply... Our Future Depends On It.

In November and December of 2015, I visited a couple of places in India that …

Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex

In 2010, Burton and a core group of organizers officially launched …

IPCC Special Report to Scrutinise ‘Feasibility’ of 1.5C Climate Goal

The head of the United Nation’s climate body has called for a thorough assessment of the feasibility of the international goal to limit …

Only Five Years in, Vermont Farm to Plate Strategic Plan Bears Fruit

The innovative and comprehensive Vermont Farm to Plate food system strategic plan unveiled five years ago has borne fruit.
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Fantasies of “Socialism with an iPad”?: Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams: Review

Sometimes you read a book that helps to crystalize your thinking, not because you agree with it, but because you don’t.

Five Billion Years of Energy Supply: the "Stereosphere" and the Upcoming Photovoltaic Revolution

Both the biosphere and the stereosphere use solar light as the energy …

Wild Democracy: A Biodiversity of Resistance and Renewal

With characteristic insight, the great American philosopher, John Dewey, …

Helsinki Timebank: Currency as a Commons

In October 2009, while expecting another futile climate summit in nearby …

Climate Change and Colonial History Make a Toxic Combination

New research points to a powerful link between climate change and …

What I Learned from my First Garden

This year, I started my first garden—a micro garden really.

On Surplus, Part 3: How Surplus (Wealth) is Created

The foundational industrial and productive, surplus-creating, part of the economy still exists—only now it is mainly out of sight.

Peak Oil Review - Aug 22 2016

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

Limitless imagination and physical limits

How do we distinguish those ideas that are forever going to remain in the …

Building Communities through Gardening

In a city of concrete that seems to extend forever, where every vacant lot …

McKibben: It's time to declare war on climate change

We're under attack, said author and climate campaigner Bill McKibben, and …

Homeownership is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative!

Imagine that a group of people works hard to fill their neighborhood with …

Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness

Resilience is preparedness, and before disaster strikes, we would do well to …

Conservation Prevents Colorado River Shortage Declaration

A resolute effort in Arizona, California, and Nevada to reduce Colorado …

How Three U.S. Mini-Farms are Sowing the Seeds of Global Food Security

Biointensive farms use 50 to 75 percent less land and 94 to 99 percent less …

Some Reflections on the Twilight of the Oil Age (part III)

The impact of the Tooth Fairy Syndrome is all the more felt in the main …
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