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Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking?

If we want to secure community control, we must plant our feet...on the people’s inherent, constitutional, collective right to govern the places where they live.

Global Biofuels Status Update

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

Peak oil notes - August 28

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

Why does anyone even care about the future?

Some say we humans deeply discount the future--which is just a way …

16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

 The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Here are some of the most interesting and innovative worker cooperatives around.

Downhome Fibers: A River of Creativity, Care & Quality

Clear decision making accompanied by determination and hard work has landed Kim Bethel into a life extraordinarily well suited to her.
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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.

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 …

Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables

On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil …

Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina

Argentina is playing hardball with the vulture funds, which have been trying to force it into an involuntary bankruptcy.

Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena

The citizens’ movement for action on the global climate crisis has, over time, developed a love-hate relationship with international …

Bike Sharing: Safer than your own bike

Last year, as New York City prepared to launch bike-share program Citi Bike, …

As the bees go, so goes the world?

It is as simple as this - when the bees lose, we lose, and that is the road …

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond

I'm happy to announce that a new collection of essays that I've co-edited …

Community Food Activists Tell Their Stories

It’s easy to dismiss issues facing people we don’t know and …

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current …

The Energetic Basis of Wealth

Last year I did an analysis to try to understand whether it’s possible …

During extreme drought, farmers try for resiliency

For those who take the long view, there are bigger ideas to achieve …

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

 The key question is just how many more months or years will production …

Activism and Integrity

Truth be told, my goal here is not to belittle Bill McKibben, nor is it to …
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