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Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as …

Women of the Mexican food movement

In Mexican households, the role of women has traditionally involved caring …

New Research Says Plant-based Diet Best for Planet and People

As cities grow and incomes rise around the world, more and more people are …

Did Russia and China just sign a death warrant for U.S. LNG exports?

Russia and China have signed two large natural gas deals in the …

Introducing "Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat"

This report not only exposes the lobbying apparatus that has successfully opened the door for LNG exports, but also the PR professionals paid to …

Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

If you’re a Huffington Post reader, your love of animals has been nurtured by “Hedgehogs Being Adorable,” “Baby Hippo Has …
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Where Do We Find Beauty in a Landscape?

A settled landscape can be beautiful only in so far as it admits room for wild nature.

Fast-Warming Gulf of Maine Offers Hint of Future for Oceans

The waters off the coast of New England are warming more rapidly than almost …

The problems of environmental activism in Russia

Climate change is still of little interest to Russians. But why?

A two-century fight for the small, the local and the beautiful

Twentieth-century America witnessed the blossoming of Agrarianism as an …

Learning from Icarus

What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too …

Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems

If you’ve been looking to the federal government for action on big challenges such as poverty, climate change, and immigration, this has …

Open Sauce / Source for the Food Revolution

In opposition to corporate control and intellectual property, we need systems and processes which emphasize sharing and collaboration for food …

'Difficult' Oil Faces Difficult Future, Predict New Reports

Two new reports on tight oil, or "difficult" oil extracted by …

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 20

 A mid week update.

Facts, Values, and Dark Beer

The notion that life has to justify itself to me seems, if I may be frank, …

Breaking: Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate voted this evening to reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would …

"They Teach People Ignorance"

Remember there are just two classes of people—there are the ruling …

Do We Live on a One-Party Planet?

At /The Rules, we think its time for a new marker; one that grows very much …

How to Start a Bike Kitchen

A bike kitchen is a place for people to repair their bikes, learn safe …

You Have to See It to Believe It: What It's Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard

Fracking takes rural communities and turns them into industrial zones …

Additions to a Food Forest

Red mulberry trees are one of my favorite trees. They make fantastic …
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