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$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison

I have to say that of all the different political and social organizations that I have been involved with recently, the co-op groups are easily the youngest, sharpest and most energized groups around.

Moving from gridlock to dialogue

All our great ideas about climate change, peak oil, re-localization, etc. …

No End In Sight For California’s Climate-Exacerbated Drought

In addition to being the hottest year on record in California, 2014 was also …

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy

Peak Oil Notes - Jan 29

A mid-week update. Another large increase in US crude stocks last week sent NY oil futures down to a close of $44.45 a barrel, the lowest in nearly six years.

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox …
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Turning Waste into Wine: A Pilgrimage to the Composted Land

It seems pretty obvious that recycling, reusing, and repurposing materials we no longer need makes a lot more sense than burning or burying them, not just from an environmental, but an economic perspective.

You Are What You Eat - And What It Eats Too

We may be getting closer to integrating the science of agroecology and the …

Oil and Real Estate Bubbles in Canada: What Goes up Won’t so Smoothly Come Down

When prices are high, the debt-based Ponzi scheme functions; when prices …

The One Way Forward

As the conventional wisdom of flat-earth cornucopians crashes and burns …

Where Do the Transition Environmental Movement and The Social Justice Movement Intersect?

Resource depletion and climate change effects various demographic …

How Nebraskans are winning the fight against Keystone XL

As congressional Republicans jockey to rush approval of the controversial infrastructure project, the millions who live along the Keystone …

Message to the UK: The Fracking 'Bridge' is Burning!

British anti-frackers can celebrate this week's achievements - but the fight ahead will not be an easy one.

Green Dreams - Future or Fantasy?  

David Fridley on alternative energy, what it can do, and what it can't.

Turn Off the Lights on the Way Out

I started this blog with a longing familiar to many: stop the world, I wanna …

The State of our Soil

Without fertile soil, we risk failing to ensure that everyone has the right …

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

Community Land Trusts, JAK, CoopHab and the WiR Co-operative Bank …

Climate Change Mitigation's Best-Kept Secret

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas — but there’s a lot we can do …

Homeless Garden Project: Cultivating Community Through Urban Farming

The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, California is one of the many …

The Precariat and the Basic Income: Part 2

“The 20th century system of economic distribution lasted for 60 years …

A Year Without the Colorado River, as Seen by Economists

Imagine if each tap that delivered water from the Colorado River – …

On Convening Faith Groups

It behoves us as Transitioners to try to diffuse a message to invite people …
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