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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.

Mushrooms to the Rescue   

Tradd Cotter and his mushrooms are stepping up as pharmaceutical giants like …

U.S. tight oil production decline

U.S. oil production has begun to drop in response to low oil prices, but not …

Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this …

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

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But when you factor in fractional-reserve banking, …

Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful …
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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.

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 presenting a lot …

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 …

Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina

For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the …

Europe Oil Consumption Peaked in 2005

Consumption peaked 7 years after the production peak and is falling now in sync with production.

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

University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he's standing up to tar sands extraction.

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. …

The Collapse of Western Civilization: Review

Collapse is a scenario of decline. The question is whether it is a useful one.

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 …

Connecting Placemaking and Resilience in New York’s Coastal Areas

A resilient place has traditionally been considered one that is capable of …
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