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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.

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

Underlying so much of the economic and ecological turmoil unfolding before …

The Simpler Way: Economics of Happiness   

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

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 …

The Dearth of Grass

Just three grass family plants – wheat, rice and maize – furnish about half the energy we eat worldwide.
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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.

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 sustainability in …

Mushrooms to the Rescue   

Tradd Cotter and his mushrooms are stepping up as pharmaceutical giants like …

U.S. tight oil production decline

U.S. oil production has begun to drop in response to low oil …

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

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But when you factor in fractional-reserve banking, …

Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful …

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 …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 31

 A weekly roundup, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle …

Top 10 Reasons to Read “Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense"

Whether or not you live in Vermont this new handbook presents 28 specific …
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