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Peak Oil, Ten or So Years On

This blog began seven years and almost a thousand posts ago, and I thought it a good time to take stock.

Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations

On Thursday, legislation moved forward that would give President Obama …

How to Free the Soil by Depaving

How much thought do you give to pavement?

The Great Burning

What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end?

Permaculture: the design arm of a paradigm shift

Permaculture is what we use to put into action our growing understanding that humans must fit into the web-work of the rest of life or we’ll …

Getting from Here to There

Business-as-usual is sure to deliver us a future that is both unsustainable and undesirable, with climate change arguably our most pressing problem.
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The Store(e)-Keeper

Teacher Heinz Frey halted the demise of “mom-and-pop stores” by creating new village centres – first in his home village, then in other communities and urban districts.

Crisis, Opportunity and Climate Austerity in Drought-Stricken California

In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted …

Rural Rambles

Still, I hope there is some value to reclaiming the old roads and byways of …

Peak Oil Review - Apr 20

Weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & …

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced …

Resilience Roundup - Apr 17

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

Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels.

A DIY Tree Grafting Handout

I am pretty excited to be sharing some awesome homesteading skills with …

Looking for Some Answers

Jason Heppenstall looks for some ways to deal with the psychological aspects …

The Renewable Revolution

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as …

How Can Open Cooperatives Grow and Thrive: A Proposal

Unlike their traditional for-profit counterparts, Open Cooperatives are …

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European …

The Retro Future

Is it just me, or has the United States taken yet another great leap forward …

Why We Need Local Food Systems and How to Get Them

The globalisation of food production has led to an industrial monopoly …

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 16

Oil prices surged this week.

Putting the Real Story of Energy and the Economy Together

 What is the real story of energy and the economy? We hear two …
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