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In Defence of Wellbeing

William Davies’ new book The Happiness Industry is a fascinating and vivid journey through the history of economics, advertising, psychology, management and more.

Resilience Roundup - May 22

 Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era...

Peak Oil Notes - May 22

A midweek roundup. After a five-session losing streak, oil prices reversed …

The IMF Tells a Half-Truth

On May 18 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report …

Soil Science Spelled It Out A Whole Century Ago

An organic farm marketer brought me a strange book to read and I can’t get it out of my mind.

Albert Einstein, Soil, Honey Bees and Biodiversity

Among the manifold quotes that are attributed to Albert Einstein, are variants along the lines of: "If the bee disappeared off the surface …
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Resilience Reflections with Robert Jensen

My biggest setback was being born white, male, middle class, and a citizen of the United States.

These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys

“If we can put this building back to work, we can put any building in …

California State of Emergency: Up To 105,000 Gallons of Oil Spill in Santa Barbara from Plains All American Pipeline

Up to 105,000 gallons of oil obtained via offshore drilling have spilled …

The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that …

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex …

Hijacking the Anthropocene

How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough Institute’ misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots …

Pitt Students Plan Urban Ag Law Firm in the Iron City

Will the growth of urban agriculture bring with it the growth of urban agricultural lawyers?

Claim the Sky!

By asserting that all of us collectively own the sky, we can begin to use …

NACTO Report Links Station Density to Bike Share Usage, Equity

A new report argues that consistent, close station design is crucial to …

Self-Help by the People: A Short History of Cooperatives in Britain, With a Foray into the United States

This is the story of 175 years of successful self-help, of an international …

Seattle activists throw ‘unwelcome party’ for Arctic-bound Shell oil rig

With the Polar Pioneer’s 400 by 300-foot dimensions, the fight over …

Living Big in a Tiny House – The Transforming Castle House Truck

With the average size of houses having increased over recent decades, there …

Renewable Energy: Is That Where Salvation Lies?

It’s common to read on blogs dealing with global warming that the only …

We Tried So Hard to Be Good

We tried so hard to be good, but it didn't work. Nothing was enough for you. …

Hacking it out at the Farm

New entrants to farming in Britain are often faced with a long list of …

Can an Olympics Fight Inequality?

As someone concerned about inequality, what would it take for you to support …
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