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Earthcare, Literally Speaking

Humans often “speak to” nature, as when we assume a dominant attitude and expect to be able to “improve” upon nature with technological solutions to perceived (or real) problems....

Renewable Energy Redoubles its Global Reach

A significant threshold has been crossed by renewable energy as analysts …

Here's What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest …

Asia’s Oil Consumption at Record High While Production Peaked in 2010

The question no one asks (or wants to ask) is how much oil there …

Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, Part 2

Nook and cranny gardens optimize micro-climates — water catchment for perennial plants, rocks that retain warmth to extend the growing …

If Everyone Lived in an ‘Ecovillage’, the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble

Put otherwise, based on my calculations, if the whole world came to look like one of our most successful ecovillages, we would still need one and …
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How Pope Francis’s climate encyclical is liberating the world

In my life there are two things that have the effect of at least somewhat isolating me from others. The first is being a writer on climate change, peak oil, and the economic crises bound up with those modern predicaments. The other is being a Christian environmentalist.

Peak Oil Review - June 29

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

The gift of clear mind: Laudato Si'

We cannot begin to say how refreshing it is to see Pope Francis face the …

Reaction to Pope's green encyclical - June 27

(Roundup) Go and pollute no more! Hispanics hear Pope's message. …

How to Build and Plant Large Hugelkultur Berms

You can plant just about anything in your hugel beds and they will …

The Anthropocene Debate: Why is Such a Useful Concept Starting to Fall Apart?

The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate …

Energy Crunch - six months to go

With fewer than six months to go until the UN climate summit in Paris, it’s worth asking: what’s been achieved in this very …

Resilience Roundup - June 26

Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s …

EPA's New Fracking Study: A Close Look at the Numbers Buried in the Fine Print

EPA’s draft assessment made one thing clear: fracking has repeatedly …

National Walking Summit Make Strides Toward Healthier Future For All

Walking is moving fast these days.

End times for climate denial - 26 June

 Hard times for climate change deniers (roundup)

BP Data Suggests We Are Reaching Peak Energy Demand

The real situation is that we right now seem to be reaching peak energy …

Grassroots Visionaries and Revolutionaries

What ultimately fuels me to be part of the Ferguson uprising and the …

Farming Starts in Cities

Farm commentators are remarking somewhat in surprise that the new move …

Sustainability Metrics, Growth Limits, and Philanthropy

Humanity is approaching a time when philanthropy will be more needed than …

Peak Oil Notes - June 25

A midweek update. There was little change in oil prices so far this week as …
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