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Politics in a full world

We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which we can safely ignore or abuse the nonhuman beings and objects in it with minimal consequences. Rather we live in a full world, cheek by jowl …

If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?

Farming as an occupation has been graying steadily for more than three decades

Cake, Anyone?

For people of wealth and conscience, impact investing offers a compelling …

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of …

The World's Forest Will Collapse if we Don't Learn to Say No

An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core …

Welcoming Night

These are people who found a tiny and overcrowded raft, floating on the open ocean, safer than their homes. See what you can do where you live -- you probably can't do much, but you might be able to do a little.
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The Transition Movement in Global Perspective

The importance to Transition of both community and cultural commons is deep-seated.

The unstoppable rise of 'Demain'

The film 'Demain' ('Tomorrow') is proving to be one of the most remarkable …

How Breaking Down Government Silos Empowers Placemaking

At PPS, we often say, “When you focus on place, you do everything …

Carbon Tax: The Low Oil Price Opportunity

Carbon taxes constitute a widely discussed policy tool for reducing …

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

The environmental crisis, provoked by human activity, is of much …

California Offshore Oil Fracking Permits Halted While Federal Government Performs Environmental Review

The U.S. federal government will stop approving offshore oil fracking operations off California’s coast while it studies how damaging the …

Small Scale Farming Really Isn’t Small

Economists sanctify expansion in agriculture as the way farmers survive but in the very act of saying that, they are also pointing out why farmers …

How Impact Investing is Saving Nicaragua's Coffee Industry

About half of coffee producers—mostly family farmers—live below …

Peak Oil Review - a Midweek Update - Feb 4

 A midweek update. Price volatility increased this week with oil …

A Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) for Ireland

A Financial Transaction Tax levies a (small to miniscule) percentage tax on …

The Yardfarmers Trailer is here!   

t’s here! After our successful call for contestants this summer, we …

Freedom Technologists and the Future of Global Justice

But what role have internet freedom activists – or ‘freedom …

Renewables Could Outcompete Costly, Risky LNG, Investors Warned

A new industry report warns investors, governments and regulators that …

Beyond the Oregon Protests: The Search for Common Ground

Thrust into the spotlight by a group of anti-government militants as a place …

Food in a Not Too Distant Future

For the last few months, I’ve been working closely with three very …

Catch of the Week

Community-supported fisheries bring the benefits of community-supported …
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