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Welcome to the 21st Century

This is the time for our species to “turn 21”: to transition from adolescence to responsible adulthood as citizens of the planet, before we destroy our own future.

Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply

Oil and other commodity prices have recently been dropping. Is this good …

Defining the Simple Life

The simple life is almost as hard to define as it is to live.

Ebola as a game-changer

In crises, anxiety focuses attention. I am continuing to focus on …

A Land Under Waves

Why does a man who knows about global warming and rising sea levels live by a saltwater canal where his back yard ends twenty inches above the …

A Fig in Minnesota!!

f you find yourself in a climate like mine, know that it is not completely impossible to enjoy this exotic fruit, you just have to work a lot …
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There's a lot more to Transition than community gardens

There is little mindfulness about how the way in which we communicate our message comes across to people beyond the bubble.

Population & aging - Sept 20

 New report overturns 20-year consensus on population estimates. New …

Beyond divestment: climate-concerned philanthropists pledge to move billions to wind and solar

Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now …

How Land Trusts Can Counter New Urbanism's Gentrifying Tendencies

There are some exciting aspects to New Urbanism but there are downsides as …

The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises

I say: rock that boat. It’s a lifeboat; maybe the people in …

Ebola Outbreak: Lessons from the Hot Zone

Just after Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the ebola outbreak "completely …

With 38% of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed

As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse …

Farmers Refusing to Follow the Herd

By producing, processing and packaging the milk themselves in smaller …

Energy Crunch: What next for Scottish energy?

 So it’s a no. Months of debate are finally over. But …

Falling Empires  

John Michael Greer returns in Extraenvironmentalist #81. Then,Chris …

Resilience Roundup - Sept 18

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and …

Making Space for Nature: The Community Charter

Firstly, we can work hard at reviving our local economies and creating green …

Josh Fox: It’s Easy to Switch to Renewable Energy

Solutions Grassroots is a reaction to how often people asked the renewable …

Fighting Hunger with Street Smarts

In a city that has nearly 30 farmers markets and the most restaurants per …

A Public Bank Option for Scotland

Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether …

Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Should agricultural pesticides be banned to protect the health of the …
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