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Making the Regenerative City

The regenerative city applies ecological principles to urban redevelopment to make the city environmentally viable. It should make the city socially viable as well.

The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch

The Anthropocene Epoch has begun, according to a group of experts assembled …

The Earthquake in Italy and the Silliest Comment ever Received about Climate Change

So, why is the debate on climate change so special? In one sense, it is the …

Learning from Failure: A Modest Introduction

The other day, one of the readers over at the other blog asked a …

Starting Over

What if we didn’t have to work around the grid we have today, with all of its inertia and incumbents and inflexibility?

A Neo-Peasant Farm in Wessex

Without further ado, I’m going to describe the layout of an ‘average’ 10 hectare holding in the Peasant’s Republic of Wessex, circa 2039, as introduced in various preceding posts.
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Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

I feel quite sure that whatever the scientific explanation for the die-off of the horseshoe crabs and eels, the real reason is the senseless killing Stella described.

Co-operatives aren't Co-operatives unless they Co-operate with Each Other

High-tech tools of exploitation are being repurposed to build a fairer economy.

Sebastian Junger’s Meditation on Tribes

Why is it that American combat veterans experience the highest rates of …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 29 2016

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global …

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: Dakota Access Pipeline "Is Threatening the Lives of My Tribe"

In North Dakota, indigenous activists are continuing to protest …

Food Sovereignty in Rebellion: Decolonization, Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the Zapatista Solution

One of the biggest threats to food security the world currently faces is neoliberalism.

Oil reserves and resources as function of oil price

Motorists enjoy lower prices at the pump. How long will that continue?

Monsanto, temptation and some 'adolescent' farmers

Monsanto has done the equivalent of giving a teenage boy the keys to the …

Urban Farming and Food Access Org Grows Hope and Food in Ypsilanti, Michigan

From its 1.4-acre site, the 501(c)3 organization Growing Hope operates hoop …

Resilience in Action!

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake in central Italy …

What is a Platform Co-op

The good news is that there is an alternative — one that places …

An Overlooked Element of the Good Life in Italy (and Everywhere)

Cooperatives, such as this park cafe in Forli, can achieve social as well as …

How Smarter Irrigation Might Save Rare Mussels and Ease a Water War

It’s clear that restoring healthy flows to the Flint River and its …

Fracking and Health: What we Know from Pennsylvania's Gas Boom

Tensions between economic development, energy policy and environmental and …

The Democratized Economy: Big Boxes, Urban Centers, and Placemaking

The Democratized Economy is an economy in which there are many small-scale …

Alleycat Acres Puts New Twist on Community Gardens in Seattle

Alleycat Acres has survived the immense challenge of losing farms to …
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