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Creating Livable Spaces

Architect, scientist and author Jana Revedin champions sustainability in architecture and urban development. Her work makes a case for unhurried design and lasting quality.

Community is Created by Filling the Cup: Talking Resilience with Lynn Benander

I think that if you haven't built connections with other people when good …

New Report Outlines Strategies for Community Wealth Building

A new Democracy Collaborative report summarizes lessons learned from 11 case …

The Collapse of Western Civilization: Review

Collapse is a scenario of decline. The question is whether it is a …

Mushrooms to the Rescue

Tradd Cotter and his mushrooms are stepping up as pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Merck abandon the responsibility to test and develop new …

U.S. tight oil production decline

U.S. oil production has begun to drop in response to low oil prices, but not as dramatically as many had anticipated.
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A Willingness to Try Again: Resilience Reflections with Brian Miller

Anyone who farms experiences setbacks on a daily basis. That rate of failure and a willingness to try again seems teach a few practical lessons in being resilient.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Peak Oil, Meet Fractional-Reserve Banking

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an …

Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the …

Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Marguerite Doyle Johnston, a resident of New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward, …

Why Johnny can't understand climate: functional illiteracy and the rise of "unpropaganda"

Unpropaganda aims at stopping a message from propagating by …

From Concrete to Green: Urban Agriculture Initiative Seeks to Transform LA River into Ag Oasis

“How do we get into schools to help bring children up to be good stewards?”

Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina

For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate begins in a very specific time and place.

Europe Oil Consumption Peaked in 2005

Consumption peaked 7 years after the production peak and is falling now in …

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”

University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how …

Should We Move to Bioregionalism?

“It’s time to consider that bioregional …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 31

 A weekly roundup, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle …

Top 10 Reasons to Read “Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense"

Whether or not you live in Vermont this new handbook presents 28 specific …

Anxiety turns to fear: Markets, energy, Pan and the Zeitgeist

The characteristic feeling of the post-2008 world has been one of anxiety. …

Don’t jump to Rasher Conclusions. Pigs offer Bacon of Hope to Sustainable Food Systems

The access to local and sustainable pork tells a story of its own.

Alternatives to Capitalism

It is said that capitalism believes in competition but hates competitors. …

The Anthropocene and Ozymandias

Much has been made lately of the so-called Anthropocene — the idea …
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