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The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet

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 …

Did crude oil production actually peak in 2005?

Haven't we been hearing from the oil industry and from government …

Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom?

“The End Of China’s Coal Boom,” is a new, must-read chart-filled report from Greenpeace.

Greening Philly’s vacant lots

Community access to vacant land has the potential to reduce crime rates in the US.
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The Final Word on Food Banks?

Every week, in Britain and across the world, new food banks are opening their doors.

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

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

Energy Crunch: The end of business as usual for fossil fuels?

It’s the end of business as usual for fossil fuels. That’s …

Simply calling the US an oligarchy is not enough

It’s not every day that an academic article in the arcane world of …

The New Economic Events Giving Lie to the Fiction That We Are All Selfish, Rational Materialists

Jeremy Rifkin's new book, “The Zero Marginal Cost …

Peak oil notes - April 17

A mid-week update. Oil prices in London have risen this week on concerns that the Ukrainian situation will lead to sanctions and reduced oil and gas flows into Europe.

The End of Employment

Nothing is easier, as the Long Descent begins to pick up speed around us, than giving in to despair—and nothing is more pointless.

Hemp Fiber Crop Research & Development

With the advent of state laws that overturn a sixty-year ban on hemp …

Years of Recapping Dangerously

Just like on Game of Thrones, where winter is a destabilizing force on all …

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued …

Millennials and the Slave Economy

Similarities abound between today’s declining civic ethos and mid …

New Book Inspires Us to Think Like A Commoner

David Bollier, an award-winning policy strategist and international …

Redefining Local

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

Use Your Climate Credit to Ask for More

In the next month, millions of Californians will receive their first …

In memoriam: Michael C. Ruppert

Investigative journalist and peak oil activist Michael C. Ruppert died …

Pop-up Stores Build Local Economies Through Sharing

The idea behind pop-ups is to allow new businesses to test their products …
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