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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.

The Latest Oil Glut: Once Bitten, Twice Shy  

With the recent plunge in oil prices, it feels like the right time to check …

Moving from gridlock to dialogue

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

Tight Oil Production Will Fade Quickly: The Truth About Rig Counts

U.S tight oil production from shale plays will fall more quickly …

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

In addition to being the hottest year on record in California, 2014 was also the third year of extreme drought in the state, which scientists tell …

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.
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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.

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas …

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 …

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

Resource depletion and climate change effects various demographic groups in vastly different ways.

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 …

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 – …
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