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Harvests from Hemp Heroes

An earlier blog post..discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based alternative to our current resource-intensive fiber industries.

Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Magnesium

The last nutrient I'll focus on in this series is magnesium, which, like …

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with …

I'd be happier if I didn't write this stuff!

For years my father--who is a really great guy--has been telling …

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 2

This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition movement avoid the pain, hardship, and conflict historically associated with …

Our Power climate gathering builds ‘roots to weather the storm’

The campaign intends to accomplish two broad goals: end the era of extreme energy and implement a just transition to local, living economies.
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Unlikely Suspects – Deep Outreach: Resilience for Whom, and to What End? - “Transitioning for All”

It’s time to ask some thorny questions of the Transition movement. We need look no further than Kingston, the first capital of New York, to begin.

Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

One of the REconomy Project’s aims is to find new ways that …

The Shale Sugar Lick

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar …

A little help from the fungus kingdom

Yesterday I went on a quest for the fabled fungus that’s been mopping …

Early days for regenerative agriculture: Can it help solve climate change?

A planned rotation of the cattle mimics movements that herds of …

Plain Sailing - Jan Lundberg interview

Changing the way food is distributed.

Peak Oil Review - Aug 18

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.

You Did This! The Birth of the Sharing Cities Network   

The Sharing Cities Network is a grassroots network of communities from …

IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016

When it becomes apparent that US tight (shale) oil has peaked, there will be …

Debunking the Farm Bureau's Attack on the Clean Water Act

A well-coordinated attack is being waged on a proposed federal rule aimed at …

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 1

As promising as the Transition movement may be, there are crucial questions …

Investing in Nutrient Dense Foods: Calcium

We can get calcium from a range of foods, including dairy products …

Review: A History of the Future by James Kunstler

In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James …

Peak mileage and the diminishing returns of technology

In the US; people are driving less. Perhaps there are behavioral factors …

How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty

Can worker-owned businesses lift families out of poverty? “They did …

Transformative Common Sense in Vermont

Chances are that when you hear the phrase “Comprehensive Economic …
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