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Top 5 Earth Day Strategies for Agriculture

If Earth Day offers a moment to reflect on how we’re treating the planet, then it’s critical to use this moment to rethink our approach to agriculture.

On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our …

From Bitcoin to Beets

The recent collapse of Mt. Gox and the “inconvenience,” in its …

The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for …

My life as an urban egg smuggler

Keeping hens is legal in most places in the city—sorry roosters, you’re just too noisy—and in recent years, more and more coops …

Smart growth for conservatives

For conservatives, smart growth means recapturing good things from the past that our country has partially lost, namely traditional towns and …
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Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Dancing in the streets

It’s easy to be dismissive of all the articles on happiness these …

The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy statistics. Its …

Peak Oil Review - Apr 21

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

The State of the European Sharing Movement

The sharing movement in Europe is thriving.

Piketty in Washington: How to Reverse the Increasing Concentration of Wealth

One of Piketty’s main concerns is the increasing concentration of wealth that has characterized the past few decades, in the United States …

Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.

Asparagus – draining Peru dry

The reality for anyone trying to eat sustainably is that locally grown …

A Case Study in Community Sustainability

Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create …

Perverse outcomes: Lifting U.S. oil export ban would mean greater dependence on foreign oil

There is a case regarding market efficiency for overturning America's oil …

Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River

The Colorado River returns to the delta - in photos.

Policies for Shareable Cities 2: Transportation

After last week’s introduction, we’re proud to present the first …

The Art of Hosting – Leadership is Possible from Everywhere     

“The art of hosting is an approach to group leadership [which] creates …

Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom?

“The End Of China’s Coal Boom,” is a new, must-read …

Greening Philly’s vacant lots

Community access to vacant land has the potential to reduce crime rates in …

Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

"People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations …
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