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Mobilising a counter-hegemonic climate movement

...never has it been more important to embrace a collective demand for ‘system change’ as the surest way to limit global warming and ensure environmental sustainability.

Reflections on the People's Climate March in London

It’s always quite an experience to stand in solidarity with so many …

Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing

The major oil companies in the U.S. have not had to pay a price for the …

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, …

More Fun, Less Stuff

Sarah tells us about life beyond consumerism, translating online community into on-the-ground action, and more...
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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?

How do we make our water supply sustainable?

Like many things in modern life, the vast majority of our current water and …

Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions

In a New York Times op-ed published September 18 titled “Errors and …

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 …

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, …

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 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 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 …
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