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Localism in the Age of Trump

2016 will be remembered as the year Donald Trump—a wealthy, narcissistic political novice with a strong authoritarian bent—was elected president of the United States after campaigning against economic …

"People’s Hearing" Demands Oversight of FERC for Allegedly Rubber-stamping Pipeline and Gas Projects

Since 1977, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been quietly …

‘Insurgent Architecture’ Students Built a Mobile Greenhouse to Overcome Urban Farming Challenges

It is believed to be a world first: a fully functioning greenhouse on wheels …

Factcheck: Newspaper claim about Global Temperature is ‘Deeply Misleading’

It is all but certain now that 2016 will shatter historical …

The day Theresa May visited Standing Rock

How different would the world be if the grace and poise shown at Standing Rock were to influence our wider political culture? Very different.

Solar Panels have been Benefitting the Climate ‘since 2011’

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year when the solar industry had saved more greenhouse gases than it emitted.
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The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the growth in carbon emissions and to achieve, instead, a rapid reduction.

Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality

In 1986, at the age of 26, Chuck Collins, the great-grandson of meatpacking …

When Memes Fail Us

Yes, there has been a major electoral upheaval, and it seems there are many …

A Merry Menagerie

Tucked in the golden, rolling hills just north of Vacaville, California, …

After Flint Failure, EPA Refocuses Federal Drinking Water Role

The lead contamination scandal that unraveled in Flint the last …

The Rise of Community Energy

Around the world, the idea that communities install, own, and enjoy some of the benefits of renewable energy is growing fast.

State of The Transition, November 2016: Steps forward continue to outnumber steps back

The global energy transition remains in a state of net forward momentum as of the end of November.

Investigating Environmental Racism

In Nova Scotia, minority and low-income communities are disproportionately …

Whole Systems, Humility, and Empathy—Thoughts about a Sustainable and Resilient Politics

If we were to consider the recent election and its aftermath as a dry run or …

Aging in Community: Inside the Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing …

Standing Rock: Cautiously Optimistic as International Solidarity Builds

This morning, the water flows a little easier in the Cannonball River.

Cooperative and Common Ownership

What changes to the cooperative form would permit a better construction of …

Climate Science Communication: Trust begets Trust

Why are we failing at communicating the danger of climate change?

Film Review: ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘ (‘What are we waiting for?’)

In which we review ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘, …

Food Waste Pioneers: David Rodriguez + Jonathan Bloom  

Five years ago, when we first started covering the food waste issue, America …

World Energy Outlook 2016 – Fatih Birol in Brussels

On 16 November 2016 the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented its …
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