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Commodities crash: Bad news for the world economy, but is anyone listening?

Commodity price declines signal exceptional weakness in the world economy. It is no secret that economic growth in Europe has been stalled for some time and is now receding. The European Union's confrontation with …

Lessons from a California Drought

It has been much debated whether climate change has been at work across …

Beer, video games, and local culture

“The Beer Diaries” is not only a business model, but an ethical …

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

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

From #Takethesquare to São Paulo’s #FreeYourPark

The occupation of Augusta Park in the Brazilian city of São Paulo...opens a new breakthrough in the global cycle of occupations: the …

How One Neighborhood in Seoul Sparked a Movement of Urban Villages

What began as a childcare coop in Seoul, South Korea has grown into a cooperative, urban village and sparked a national movement of urban villages.
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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.

Resilience Roundup - Jan 30

 ‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming …

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. …

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

In addition to being the hottest year on record in California, …

$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 …

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox …

You Are What You Eat - And What It Eats Too

We may be getting closer to integrating the science of agroecology and the …

Peak Oil Notes - Jan 29

A mid-week update. Another large increase in US crude stocks last week sent …

The One Way Forward

As the conventional wisdom of flat-earth cornucopians crashes and burns …

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 …

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

Resource depletion and climate change effects various demographic groups in …

How Nebraskans are winning the fight against Keystone XL

As congressional Republicans jockey to rush approval of the controversial …

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 …
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