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Peak Oil Notes - Apr 24

It has been an active week for the oil and gas markets as the Ukrainian …

A Proposed Scar on Alaska’s Brooks Range – The Road to Ambler

If Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell gets his way, an industrial road through …

The Age of Diminishing Returns

A Q&A with Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for …

Why Degrowth?

Bill Rees recorded in April at the Vancouver Degrowth Event on why degrowth is the only realistic path to sustainability.

Refusing the Call: A Tale Rewritten

I have been wondering for some time now how to talk about the weirdly autumnal note that sounds so often and so clearly in America these days.
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Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

The New Farmer’s Almanac

Like the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the New Farmer’s Almanac offers …

Fracking - headlines

•Marcellus shale legacy wells showing increasing depletion rates …

Living in the Anthropocene?  

Richard Heinberg discusses the difference between what he has dubbed the …

Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art …

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

In its latest report, the IPCC makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides …

Loosening the grip of oligarchy

...the next political phase of the campaign started by Occupy is now starting to emerge.

Thoughts on Land Reform Summits in San Francisco

It’s hard to conceive a more un-American activity than thinking about …

It’s Money that is Killing the Local Economy

A recent report on local currency and local economy from Sweden, complied by …

On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our …

Top 5 Earth Day Strategies for Agriculture

If Earth Day offers a moment to reflect on how we’re treating the …

From Bitcoin to Beets

The recent collapse of Mt. Gox and the “inconvenience,” in its …

My life as an urban egg smuggler

Keeping hens is legal in most places in the city—sorry roosters, …

Smart growth for conservatives

For conservatives, smart growth means recapturing good things from the past …

Dancing in the streets

It’s easy to be dismissive of all the articles on happiness these …

The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy statistics. Its …
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