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The Psychological Dimension to Sustainability

As the 21st century unfolds it is increasingly clear that we are entering more deeply into times of travail.

Resilience Roundup - Nov 28

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

Peak oil notes - Nov 27

 A midweek update. Oil prices continued to fall this week setting …

Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability …

Dark Age America: The Suicide of Science

Every human society likes to think that its core cultural and intellectual projects, whatever those happen to be, are the be-all and end-all of human existence.

Ten Reasons Why I'm Grateful This Thanksgiving

 Ten things that farmer Brian Miller is grateful for this Thanksgiving.
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Review: The Alien Effect by Cary Neeper

There’s a lot in Cary Neeper’s Archives of Varok novels. They are by turns wondrous, wise, witty, tense and gripping—all in service of a heartfelt environmental polemic.

Beyond Cabbage — The Fermentistas Show Us How     

Let’s cultivate fermented food not only because it’s healthy, …

Monster Wells: Hundreds Of Fracking Wells Using 10-25 Million Gallons of Water Each

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an …

SELC Celebrates Victories and Launches Seed Library Campaign

Now in its fifth year, SELC is a driving force for the new economy, doing …

Off with their heads: mowing with a European scythe

This year I learned how to use a European scythe for mowing and …


"Marx said the opium of the masses was religion. For the USA, it's Netflix and Wal-Mart."

Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question

Either you will continue to buy, use, and consume as if there is no tomorrow; or you will make substantial changes to the way you live.

Greenhorns report on the national FFA convention

The FFA is turning these next-in-line farmers, agriscientists, ag teachers …

Debating the Sharing Economy

Is this sharing's big breakthrough? Or business as usual?

Ferguson Rorschach

The violence, police-state rules, military occupation, censorship – it …

The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

The first researchers to systematically document ill health in livestock, …

Challenging (Crude) Convention

Some suggest we are nearing a time of oil and economic security not seen in …

Atamai Village: An Experiment in Resilient Community

Post Carbon Institute’s Associate Director Ken White recently visited …

Waking Up to the Water: An Ecocentric Vision of Human Identity in the 21st Century

Life is all about information. Whether you are a plant, a tree, a chimp or a …

Peak Oil Review - Nov 24

 A weeikly roundup, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle …

Leaders of the Young Agrarian Movement Face the Future

A conversation with leaders of the new young agrarian movement...