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Politics in a full world

We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which we can safely ignore or abuse the nonhuman beings and objects in it with minimal consequences. Rather we live in a full world, cheek by jowl …

The Climate and the Commons

The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that …

Does your City have a Future?

In the past, as in the future, local ecosystem resources were the key to the …

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of …

Peak Oil Review - Feb 8

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -The Briefs

If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?

Farming as an occupation has been graying steadily for more than three decades
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The Transition Movement in Global Perspective

The importance to Transition of both community and cultural commons is deep-seated.

Cake, Anyone?

For people of wealth and conscience, impact investing offers a compelling …

The World's Forest Will Collapse if we Don't Learn to Say No

An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only …

Welcoming Night

These are people who found a tiny and overcrowded raft, floating on the open …

The unstoppable rise of 'Demain'

The film 'Demain' ('Tomorrow') is proving to be one of the most …

How Breaking Down Government Silos Empowers Placemaking

At PPS, we often say, “When you focus on place, you do everything differently.”

Carbon Tax: The Low Oil Price Opportunity

Carbon taxes constitute a widely discussed policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing humanity’s headlong rush toward catastrophic climate change.

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

The environmental crisis, provoked by human activity, is of much bigger …

California Offshore Oil Fracking Permits Halted While Federal Government Performs Environmental Review

The U.S. federal government will stop approving offshore oil fracking …

Small Scale Farming Really Isn’t Small

Economists sanctify expansion in agriculture as the way farmers survive but …

How Impact Investing is Saving Nicaragua's Coffee Industry

About half of coffee producers—mostly family farmers—live below …

Peak Oil Review - a Midweek Update - Feb 4

 A midweek update. Price volatility increased this week with oil …

A Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) for Ireland

A Financial Transaction Tax levies a (small to miniscule) percentage tax on …

The Yardfarmers Trailer is here!   

t’s here! After our successful call for contestants this summer, we …

Freedom Technologists and the Future of Global Justice

But what role have internet freedom activists – or ‘freedom …

Renewables Could Outcompete Costly, Risky LNG, Investors Warned

A new industry report warns investors, governments and regulators that …
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