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Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions

In a New York Times op-ed published September 18 titled “Errors and Emissions,” economist-columnist Paul Krugman took a swipe at my organization, Post Carbon Institute, lumping us together with the Koch …

Peak Oil Review - Sept 22

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

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 …

Ebola as a game-changer

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

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, …

Kostakis & Bauwens: Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis have just published a new book that offers a rich, sophisticated critique of our current brand of capitalism, …
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Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Should agricultural pesticides be banned to protect the health of the residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices?

Defining the Simple Life

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

A Land Under Waves

Why does a man who knows about global warming and rising sea levels live by …

A Fig in Minnesota!!

f you find yourself in a climate like mine, know that it is not completely …

Population & aging - Sept 20

 New report overturns 20-year consensus on population …

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 they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.

How Land Trusts Can Counter New Urbanism's Gentrifying Tendencies

There are some exciting aspects to New Urbanism but there are downsides as well, including the displacement of lower-income people as new urbanism …

The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises

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

Ebola Outbreak: Lessons from the Hot Zone

Just after Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy …

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 …

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 …
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