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Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die

Peak oil and climate change are two sides of the same coin. The coin itself represents our reliance on fossil fuels and their unique energetic benefits.

The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer

The seed market is no longer governed by market forces. The element of …

As Americans flee suburbs, big cities aren't their only alternative

Something historic happened in America after the housing crash. For the …

Ruin is forever: When the precautionary principle is justified

If you are dead, you cannot mount a comeback. If all life on Earth …

Time to rain money on Main Street

When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal …

George Monbiot on Rewilding

You have to have a vision, something better than the standard environmental vision which is – follow us and you’ll get a slightly less crap world than you would otherwise have got.
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Young Agrarians

At its best the agrarian life is an integrated whole, with work and leisure mixed together, undertaken under healthful conditions and surrounded by family.

Peak Oil Review - Sept 1

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & …

Whose century is it?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement”

There isn’t a single TPP chapter on agriculture in TPP; rather, issues …

A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt

Last July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on …

As Obama Settles on Nonbinding Treaty, "Only a Big Movement" Can Take on Global Warming

As international climate scientists warn runaway greenhouse gas …

Building a Local Movement: Transition Winnipeg Embraces the Steady State Economy

Perhaps post-growth thinkers need to embrace a both/and strategy—both policy reform and grassroots change—rather than privileging one …

Why politicians are unwilling to cut transport emissions

Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

From Fire to Fermentation: A Review of Michael Pollan's Cooked

The book, like others Pollan's written, benefits from his exceptional …

Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking?

If we want to secure community control, we must plant our feet...on the …

Global Biofuels Status Update

Today I want to take a deep look at the global biofuels picture, drawing …

16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

 The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Here are some of …

Peak oil notes - August 28

A mid-week update. Oil prices have been quiet this week trading around the …

Downhome Fibers: A River of Creativity, Care & Quality

Clear decision making accompanied by determination and hard work has landed …

Resilience Roundup - Aug 28

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

Burning the Budget

The U.S. Forest Service is spending so much of its money fighting fires that …

Dark Age America: The Population Implosion

For millennia to come, the peoples of North America will have to contend …
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