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Block Power

Genuine communities place members in a circle of support rather than in a pyramid powered by interpersonal competition for external rewards.

There's a lot more to Transition than community gardens

There is little mindfulness about how the way in which we communicate our …

New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities

To see beyond the hype to urban agriculture's true potential to meet the …

America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be …

Living the New Economy in Jamaica Plain

 Chuck tells all on making the new economy real, bridging race and class divides, and more.

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now

“Querencia,” as it is used in the ordinance, means both a respect and love of place, and a safe haven from which one draws strength.
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The Revenge of the Circulating Fan

Cooling people by increasing local airflow is at least ten times more energy efficient than refrigerating the air in a given space, and it also adds the benefit of a personally controlled thermal environment.

Ebola as a game-changer

In crises, anxiety focuses attention. I am continuing to focus on the …

To Cook or Not To Cook: The Question of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Most, but not all, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are toxic.

Chalk Like an Egyptian

The authors ran their observations through a mathematical model and provided …

Why We March

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the …

Making markets mainstream

For most small-scale farmers and producers, the local farmers’ market is the engine of their business.

Watching The World Go By: Iceland

When we think of Iceland, thoughts of sustainable fisheries and renewable energy come to mind. Is that really an accurate picture?

Peak oil review - Sept 15

 A weekly update including, -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle …

Who Will Carry Big Dividend Checks at the People's Climate March?

There are many challenges in communicating about climate change and its best …

Are we on the path of 'Limits to Growth'?

Researchers are finding that the business-as-usual scenario in the 1972 …

Structuring our Beloved Communities?

In the early days of the US civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. …

Tiny Textiles’ Big Philosophy

...each Tiny Textiles piece embodies the fibershed, from the soil of the …

Resilience Roundup - Sept 11

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and …

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a …

Peak oil notes - Sept 11

A mid-week update. So far this week, oil prices in New York and London …

A New Economy is Emerging

Sandy tells of localism, emergence, a new type of financial system, and more...
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