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Coexistence: The Power of the Flerd

The power of carbon + coexistence struck me while visiting a farm in New South Wales, Australia, a few years ago.

Review: Degrowth – A Vocabulary for a New Era

Before anything else it seems important to say that there are lots of …

Peak Oil Notes - Dec 18

Most observers are saying the pause in the rapid decline in oil prices is …

The Surprising Data Behind Shale Oil

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's …

Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.
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“Farming with Native Beneficial Insects” Means Solving for Pattern

A necessary guide for anyone who farms, gardens, or who wants to learn more about ecology-based land management

Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate …

Oil Prices as an Indicator of Global Economic Conditions

But another reason oil prices have slid so much is weakness in demand for …

Connecting with Nature: Farmsters + Citizen Science  

This week on Sea Change Radio, we feature Lauren Markham who has chronicled …

A Framework for New Economy Organizing

When I first got involved in the co-op movement I didn’t do …

Omni Commons Opens Collaborative Space for Collectives in Oakland

As urban property becomes more unaffordable and commercialized and the commons disappear, some groups are pooling their resources for shared …

Brighton Food Waste Collective

What I love most about this project is the way it delivers multiple benefits at once....bringing people together to solve communal problems in the …

How Technological Progress can Generate a Faster Collapse

The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good …

Public Health’s Response to Decline: Loyalty to the 1%

American institutions are in decline and rife with corruption brought on by …

Fighting Back Against Oil Bomb Trains

Crude by rail has increased 4,000 percent across the country since 2008 and …

How a Startup D.C. Purchasing Coop Saved Members $1 Million

A social-purpose cooperative that leverages the buying power of community …

Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?

After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate …

Right to Land and Seed

“Food sovereignty” is the main political demand of the landless …

The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank …

Peak Oil Review - Dec 15

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

Announcing the Community Currency Knowledge Gateway

After years of work and international experimentation, NEF is excited to …
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