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Is the US Overplaying Its Energy Hand?

The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair of jacks in its hand, but betting as if it had four aces.

Peak Oil Notes - Feb 26

A mid-week update. Oil prices fell on Monday and Tuesday this week on …

Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl?

“Being invisible does two things: You think you don’t have any …

The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks on Climate Change

It will be messy, confusing and endlessly debated but with …

Slow Money 2014 Highlights

SLOW MONEY 2014 was our largest event to date, with over 850 attendees from 46 states, Canada and France, and 6,000 watching via live stream.

5 Reasons Cargo Bikes Are the Perfect Mode of Transportation

With Americans driving less and more cities encouraging people to bike, the humble cargo bike has quietly gained traction in the U.S.
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Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?

It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained.

If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do

If pollinator health is made a priority, to be successful much current …

The Externality Trap, or, How Progress Commits Suicide

Economic life in the industrial world these days can be described, without …

Get Growing Breightmet: Bolton’s food growing revolution begins here!

If you have a fairly spacious garden like many of the people we work with …

Labour and Nature: Power in Numbers

I’m incredibly excited to see the growing linkages between …

Mali: Agroecology Is in our Hands!

"I decided to come here because we are building a necessary movement, that will claim back what was always ours: our peasant knowledge of doing …

Obama's Veto of Keystone XL Bittersweet for Texans Forced to Allow the Pipeline on Their Land

As expected, President Obama today vetoed the Republican bill attempting to allow TransCanada to finish constructing the Keystone XL tar sands …

Have You Done the Transition Health Check Yet?

Interestingly the similarities between a healthy human body and a healthy …

Are We In The Midst Of An Epic Battle Between Interest Rates And The Oil Price?

What follows are the continuance of my research, discussions, observations …

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bike Shops and Brewers

While the investment cooperatives that have formed in northeast Minneapolis …

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste

The idea behind TRJFP is to collect perfectly good food from grocers, …

Quakes in Gas Fields Ignored for Years, Dutch Agency Finds

A report from the Dutch Safety Board has accused the oil and gas industry …

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes …

Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds

Also called payday loans for school districts, CABs have now been issued by …

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

Californians have been enjoying summer weather in the dead of winter, but …

Ownership & Business Models as Social & Ideological Battlefields

The creation of what we now call capitalism, with its deification of private …
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