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Young Agrarians

The name of this movement is New Agrarianism.

Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena

The citizens’ movement for action on the global climate crisis has, …

Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables

On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in …

Why does anyone even care about the future?

Some say we humans deeply discount the future--which is just a way …

World made by bigots

Mr. Kunstler is not the only doomer to have gone awry, from a woman’s point of view.

As the bees go, so goes the world?

It is as simple as this - when the bees lose, we lose, and that is the road we are going down.
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Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Inequality and poverty are suddenly hot topics, not only in the United States but also across the globe.

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond

I'm happy to announce that a new collection of essays that I've co-edited …

The Energetic Basis of Wealth

Last year I did an analysis to try to understand whether it’s possible …

Community Food Activists Tell Their Stories

It’s easy to dismiss issues facing people we don’t know and …

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the …

During extreme drought, farmers try for resiliency

For those who take the long view, there are bigger ideas to achieve resilience in the face of extreme weather.

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

 The key question is just how many more months or years will production of U.S. shale oil (more accurately call light tight oil) continue to grow.

Activism and Integrity

Truth be told, my goal here is not to belittle Bill McKibben, nor is it to …

Crowdfunding and Ownership in the Sharing Economy

What would...our sensibilities regain, if sustainable local food projects …

What the Anti-Fracking Movement Brings to the Climate Movement

It turns out that the same unfixable engineering problem that sets the table …

Community energy in Ireland: the technological aspects

It is important to keep in mind that technologies aren’t neutral.

Why we need a farmer-led food movement

Long Island seaweed and shellfish farmer Bren Smith warned parents in a …

Looting the public

I think we’ve got to the point where we have to name British politics …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 25

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

Speaking truth to power: saving the soul of higher education

The cascading political, economic, and ecological crises we face today make …

Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit

A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar …
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