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How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike

You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.

Iraq and the Military-Industrial Complex versus a True Cost Economy

A true cost or steady state economy can never be reached in a society …

On the farm at Marin Roots

Securing land is difficult for young farmers, particularly in Marin County, …

Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, …

Bright Were The Halls Then

Arnold Toynbee, whose magisterial writings on history have been a recurring source of inspiration for this blog, has pointed out an intriguing difference between the way civilizations rise and the way they fall.

Review: The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fortier

For some years now, author and farmer Jean-Martin Fortier has lived rather comfortably with his family entirely off the proceeds of their market garden in Québec, Canada.
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If We Insulate Our Houses, Why Not Our Cooking Pots?

In the early twentieth century, fireless cookers were common additions to western kitchens, similar to the refrigerator or cooking stove.

Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: …

Creating Swales

Swales are simply ditches on contour (contour is a level line across the …

Facing The Looming Foreclosure Crisis

As the Fed runs out of bullets, local governments are stepping in.

The Rolling Rebellion: People Declare Independence from Corporate Rule

For more than 10 years, Backbone Campaign has built, painted, …

Towards an Energy Standard of 'Local'

In other essays I presented data showing that small-scale, local farms aren't always more energy efficient than larger-scale producers, but as far …

Debt: Eight Reasons This Time is Different

Academic researchers Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have become famous for their book This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and their earlier paper This Time is Different: A Panoramic View of Eight Centuries of Financial …

Quakers Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Eco-Justice Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has announced …

An inspiring taste of Transition in Germany

A roundup from Rob about what Transition in Germany is up to these days...

5 Shocking Places Where Fracking Is Taking Off

From scenic coastal waters to vital agricultural land, here are five places …

Along the Rio Grande, An Innovative Water Market Restores Riverside Habitat

With water so tight in this part of the country, success depended on a …

Handmade Tools Make Simple Work at Inspiration Farm     

Watch Brian Kerkvliet cut thick grasses easily and quickly with his …

Gross Domestic Problem: Don’t Shoot the Measurement

The realization is gradually spreading that GDP growth can’t continue …

11 Affordable Housing Alternatives for City Dwellers

After World War II, white, middle-class Americans flocked to the suburbs …

Free Farmers, Food Liberty: Local Growers Declare Independence

Can real change take root in the aisles of a grocery store?

The Real Reasons behind the Nuclear Failure and what that means for Renewables

What are the lessons from the failed nuclear energy revolution?
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