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Why doesn't the 'long emergency' feel like an emergency?

What appears to be masking the ongoing emergency is the rise in stock and bond markets. The disconnect between the still sluggish economy and the stock market which keeps hitting new highs is one indication that …

The Changing Face of World Oil Markets

My conclusion is that hundred-dollar oil is here to stay.

Open Source, Time Banks, Fablabs - Welcome to the "Irrational" Economy

 The idea that people may actually choose to cooperate with each other …

Two Realities

Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally …

Three Weeds You Can Eat

When I’m out weeding, I’m foraging as well.

Strengthen Community Forest Rights to Fight Climate Change

Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering …
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Crops of the past and future

Developing perennial varieties of grains, legumes, and vegetables can help save precious soil.

IEA Oil Market Forecast: Optimistic Assumptions And An Economy Unable To Grow Out Of Its Problems

The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy …

Energy Crunch: Global debate heats up

News that last month was the world’s hottest June on record provided …

BikeSurf: Open Source Bikesharing Powered by Community

BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, …

Divest! - Then What?

Divestment is one of the great campaigns of our times.But the …

Resilience Roundup - July 24

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Bombs for Butterflies

I’m here to tell you about a weapon that could change the world. Discharging it in public wouldn’t harm any living creature; it …

We’re at TTIPing point

Put bluntly, both EU and US corporate lobby groups, and their political …

Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth

The Pennsylvania auditor general on Tuesday confirmed what was never up for …

World Oil Production at 3/31/2014-Where are We Headed?

The standard way to make forecasts of almost anything is to look at recent …

Inequality soaring with bloated executive pay

As income inequality in Britain continues to rise, research conducted by a …

The Art of Fermentation

One way to reduce household energy use associated with food is to adopt …

Peak oil notes - July 24

A midweek update. New York crude futures have traded in a narrow range …

The Gray Light of Morning

I try to wear my archdruid’s hat lightly in these essays, but every so …

Back to the Garden

The natural paradise that surrounds us is our true home, both physically and …

Top 10 Signs of U.S. Empire's Passing

Will the forces of hate and domination prevail....Or will enough people and …
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