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Heft Notes: Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

Detailed summary of this important new book on how to combat climate change.

Five energy surprises for 2015: The possible and the improbable

There is an outside chance that one or more will occur, and this would move …

Waiting for the Sunrise

By the time many of my readers get to this week’s essay here on The …

John Muir’s Last Stand

One hundred years on from John Muir's death his legacy is under …

Happy Holidays from !

We'll be taking a holiday break and posting lightly over the next few days.

Peak Oil Notes - Dec 25

Oil futures have been volatile this week, swinging $1-2 a barrel on the latest news.
Editor's Pick

Everything’s Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart

As it happens, the planet’s changing climate now demands that we summon up the energy to leave behind the Age of Fossil Fuel (and maybe with it some portion of the Age of Capitalism as well).

Becoming Indigenous: Settling a Population Adrift in an Unstable World

Who now lives fully integrated with a clan, tribe, or other group …

Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and …

Review: The Great Transition - The New Paradigm

Here, I round up what I believe to be the five most significant …

With Water, Life Returns to the Colorado River Delta

Last spring, on the eighth day of the release of Colorado River …

Duluth City Council Unanimously Passes Seed Sharing Resolution

Seed activists can put a mark in the win column. Recently, the city council in Duluth, Minnesota passed a resolution supporting seed saving and …

Renewables Competitive Though Not Yet at Scale

Investment in renewables worldwide has picked up steam.

From Bad to Worse: A Roadmap to Global Burning

The “Lima call for climate action” which came out of the recent …

Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth

If climate disaster, degrowth and whatever else the future holds for us is …

Kids on Chicago’s West Side Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Restorative Circles

“How can we create an environment that doesn’t just respond …

Are small-scale renewable energy grids already starting to replace mega-utility corporations?

Increasing efficiencies in energy storage and transmission combined with …

Responding to the Prison Industrial Complex with Permaculture and Resilience

People are also the environment, we are our own ecological system integrated …

Review: "Corporations are not People"

The title says it all: Corporations Are Not People.

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a …

Christmas in June

Suppress your anger now, folks, because I am going to share a handy idea for …

Review: The Great Transition - The End of Growth?

We are on the verge of a major tipping point in the way civilization works.