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Food & Water

The Persistence of the Peasantry: Further Notes on the Inverse Productivity Relationship

This post strikes to the heart of what Small Farm Future is all about, and raises some interesting agricultural issues – the fact that it also engages with the ecomodernism debate is almost incidental, really.

A Landscape of Dreams

One of the core themes of the Retrotopia narrative I’ve been …

The Oceans Are Becoming Too Hot for Coral, and Sooner than We Expected

This week, scientists registered their concern that super-warm conditions …

An Unprecedented Future

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who have been doing these collective survival strategies tell the story."

Oil and the Global Economy

How important is oil to the future of the global economy?
Editor's Pick

The Problem of Agriculture

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in agriculture—is taken from Wes Jackson, who points out that our species’ fundamental break with nature came roughly 10,000 years ago when we started farming.

Heart and Soul: Meet the UK Groups Changing Activism

Building movements that are truly liberating takes heart and soul.

Report back: 2015 Transition Network conference & Gathering of National Hubs

It was sobering to be at the conference in its greenness and moisture yet …

In Face of Harsh Austerity, Britain's Hunger Crisis Sparks First Student-led Food Bank

In 2015, this welcoming café-like sanctuary has offered warmth, a …

Our new Support Offer Theme: Practical Projects

Practical projects show that change is possible and that …

There’s No Single Right Path : Resilience Reflections with Chris Smaje

There’s no single right path and there’s a lot to be learned from people following different, even antithetical, paths to your own.

Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City

Grace Lee Boggs died on Monday, October 5, 2015. We hope that this article, originally published in 2011, helps readers to remember her work.

California Finding New Ways To Extend Benefits Of Solar To Low-Income, Minority Communities

The California legislature has sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s …

Peak Oil Notes - Oct 8

 A midweek update. After three days of increases which took oil prices …

Honeybees Face Global Threat: If They Die, So Do We

What is the most important animal to humans? Bees.

Adair Turner's New Book: Between Debt and the Devil

Between Debt and the Devil discusses the long history of proposals to remove …

While South Carolina Floods, U.S. Wrestles With Urban Stormwater

Among the devastating effects of the low pressure storm system that pummeled …

Rebulding the Commons: A Global Network of Rebel Cities Takes Place

The city vs. the state. The Cities of the Commons vs. global neoliberalism. …

Richard Heinberg: After the Burn  

After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a …

Review: The Sea Gypsy Philosopher by Ray Jason

The Sea Gypsy Philosopher is the first title to be released by Club Orlov …

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis Film Re-imagines Vast Challenge of Climate Change

We speak to the duo behind the new film, "This Changes …