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How to Make Farm-to-Table A Truly Sustainable Movement

Chef Dan Barber says the farm-to-table movement that he helped build has failed to support sustainable agriculture on a large scale.

10-Day Local Food Challenge Update: 9/16

Local food as a consumer preference is definitely on the rise.

The 4th International Degrowth Conference: New Convergences

Degrowth? For most Americans, the idea of a movement dedicated to …

America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be …

Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement (Australia)

...I won’t be marching this weekend. I’ll be taking action instead.

US shale oil growth covers up production drop in rest-of-world

The world is transfixed on growing world crude production driven by US shale oil but forgets to look what is happening under this remarkable …
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The Revenge of the Circulating Fan

Cooling people by increasing local airflow is at least ten times more energy efficient than refrigerating the air in a given space, and it also adds the benefit of a personally controlled thermal environment.

There's a lot more to Transition than community gardens

There is little mindfulness about how the way in which we communicate our …

New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities

To see beyond the hype to urban agriculture's true potential to meet the …

Living the New Economy in Jamaica Plain

 Chuck tells all on making the new economy real, bridging race and …

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now

“Querencia,” as it is used in the ordinance, means …

Ebola as a game-changer

In crises, anxiety focuses attention. I am continuing to focus on the growing Ebola epidemic, which has no real restraints to keep it from becoming a global pandemic.

To Cook or Not To Cook: The Question of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Most, but not all, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are toxic.

Block Power

Genuine communities place members in a circle of support rather than in a …

Chalk Like an Egyptian

The authors ran their observations through a mathematical model and provided …

Why We March

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of …

Making markets mainstream

For most small-scale farmers and producers, the local farmers’ market …

Watching The World Go By: Iceland

When we think of Iceland, thoughts of sustainable fisheries and renewable …

Peak oil review - Sept 15

 A weekly update including, -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle …

Who Will Carry Big Dividend Checks at the People's Climate March?

There are many challenges in communicating about climate change and its best …

Are we on the path of 'Limits to Growth'?

Researchers are finding that the business-as-usual scenario in the 1972 …

Structuring our Beloved Communities?

In the early days of the US civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. …
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