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Community Engagement and Transition Principles

Ultimately, generosity attracts more interest than self-interest. Respect, collaboration and meaningful values are more likely to be successful in building community.

North-west China Water Supply Impacted by Vegetation Restoration

The nexus perspective emphasizes the interdependencies of environmental …

Surge in Renewables Remakes California’s Energy Landscape

Thanks to favorable geography, innovative government policies, and …

Arguments against GMOs

Reductionist science is not the answer to the problems engendered …

Resilience Reflections with Claire Schosser

Resilience means having backup systems in place in case the primary systems we've come to depend on falter or disappear.

We Need a New Economic System

If we want to reverse this trajectory — if we want an economy that delivers democratic rather than plutocratic outcomes — we need to …
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Honeybee Collapse is the Result of Their Enslavement in Industrial Monocultures

The problem of Colony Collapse Disorder is a symptom of transient pollinators-for-hire who are forced to live in giant bee slums and to survive on diets of junk food.

Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser: Sustainable Farming 2.0

Many of the practices they employ at Singing Frogs go beyond the standard …

How the ‘Paddle in Seattle’ Plans to Beat Shell

Seattle has become a hub of anti-extraction activism.

Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits

Uncivilising ourselves from our destructive civilisation and building …

Worker Cooperatives – An Alternative for Youth

Worker cooperatives are rising, and youth are increasingly …

BC LNG Lost Its Window of Opportunity, Study Finds

The window of opportunity to capture Asian gas markets has eluded proposed liquefied natural gas projects in British Columbia, and as a …

Fossil Fuels and Haymaking

Haymaking is a battle, a war with time and nature, a struggle whose sole aim is to make “all flesh grass”.

Peak Oil Review - May 26

A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & …

Is the slowdown in productivity growth a result of energy costs?

The high energy prices of the last decade or so may be, in part, responsible …

Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has …

We Are Seneca Lake: Josh Fox & Fracking Opponents Fight Natural Gas Storage Site in Upstate NY

With over 250 arrests and counting, We Are Seneca Lake is becoming one of …

Human manure: Closing the nutrient loop

Using human urine and faeces as fertiliser may seem an unappetising concept …

Resilience Roundup - May 22

 Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era...

Peak Oil Notes - May 22

A midweek roundup. After a five-session losing streak, oil prices reversed …

Soil Science Spelled It Out A Whole Century Ago

An organic farm marketer brought me a strange book to read and I can’t …

Albert Einstein, Soil, Honey Bees and Biodiversity

Among the manifold quotes that are attributed to Albert Einstein, are …
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