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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?

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 …

America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be …

Fighting Hunger with Street Smarts

In a city that has nearly 30 farmers markets and the most restaurants per capita nationwide, it may be hard to believe that thousands of adults …

A Public Bank Option for Scotland

Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country.
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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.

Peak oil notes - Sept 18

A mid-week update. After a $2 a barrel jump on Tuesday, NY futures slid back …

Dark Age America: The End of the Old Order

Capital of every kind has to be maintained, and as a civilization adds to …

Growstuff Uses Open Data to Help Local Gardeners

Growstuff provides information gathered from local gardeners on …

Naomi Klein on the Great Clash Between Capitalism and the Climate

Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The …

10-Day Local Food Challenge Update: 9/16

Local food as a consumer preference is definitely on the rise.

The 4th International Degrowth Conference: New Convergences

Degrowth? For most Americans, the idea of a movement dedicated to non-growth, let alone one that can attract so many people, is incomprehensible.

How to Make Farm-to-Table A Truly Sustainable Movement

Chef Dan Barber says the farm-to-table movement that he helped build has …

Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement (Australia)

...I won’t be marching this weekend. I’ll be taking action instead.

US shale oil growth covers up production drop in rest-of-world

The world is transfixed on growing world crude production driven by US shale …

New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities

To see beyond the hype to urban agriculture's true potential to meet the …

Living the New Economy in Jamaica Plain

 Chuck tells all on making the new economy real, bridging race and …

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now

“Querencia,” as it is used in the ordinance, means both a …

Ebola as a game-changer

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

To Cook or Not To Cook: The Question of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Most, but not all, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are toxic.

Block Power

Genuine communities place members in a circle of support rather than in a …
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