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Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in Philadelphia, she never expected that...she would spend most of her days fixing up tractors, turning piles of manure, and corralling chickens.

Fracking - headlines

•Marcellus shale legacy wells showing increasing depletion rates …

Living in the Anthropocene?  

Richard Heinberg discusses the difference between what he has dubbed the …

The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for …

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

In its latest report, the IPCC makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides …

Loosening the grip of oligarchy

...the next political phase of the campaign started by Occupy is now starting to emerge.
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Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Thoughts on Land Reform Summits in San Francisco

It’s hard to conceive a more un-American activity than thinking about …

It’s Money that is Killing the Local Economy

A recent report on local currency and local economy from Sweden, complied by …

On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our …

Top 5 Earth Day Strategies for Agriculture

If Earth Day offers a moment to reflect on how we’re …

From Bitcoin to Beets

The recent collapse of Mt. Gox and the “inconvenience,” in its CEO’s words, caused by the disappearance of hundreds of millions …

My life as an urban egg smuggler

Keeping hens is legal in most places in the city—sorry roosters, you’re just too noisy—and in recent years, more and more coops …

Smart growth for conservatives

For conservatives, smart growth means recapturing good things from the past …

Dancing in the streets

It’s easy to be dismissive of all the articles on happiness these …

The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy statistics. Its …

Peak Oil Review - Apr 21

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

The State of the European Sharing Movement

The sharing movement in Europe is thriving.

Piketty in Washington: How to Reverse the Increasing Concentration of Wealth

One of Piketty’s main concerns is the increasing concentration of …

Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty …

Asparagus – draining Peru dry

The reality for anyone trying to eat sustainably is that locally grown …

A Case Study in Community Sustainability

Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create …
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