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Why the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement May Ultimately Win

The fossil fuel divestment campaign has so far persuaded only a handful of universities and investment funds to change their policies. But if the movement can help shift public opinion about climate change, its …

To Survive In Farming, Try Taoism

I never did learn to go with the flow. I just got old and had to.

World's Oceans Could Rise Higher, Sooner, Faster Than Most Thought Possible

New research shows that consensus estimates of sea level increases may be …

Foodroom Gardening: No Rows, No Woes

I keep trying to imagine a future time when all human beings would …

What to Tell the Neighbors: Talking Resilience with Marissa Mommaerts

We can't have resilient communities if we don't have justice. We're only as resilient as those around us, whether that be our family, our …

The Cimmerian Hypothesis, Part Three: The End of the Dream

Cities are thus the Petri dishes in which civilizations ripen their ideas to maturity—and like Petri dishes, they do this by excluding contaminating influences.
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Gleaning: an Ancient Custom that May Return in the Future

Gleaning is an ancient tradition, deeply embedded in the agricultural world.

Low-Tech Living as a "Demand-Side" Response to Climate Change and Peak Oil

Energy is often called the ‘lifeblood’ of civilisation, yet the …

Higher-risk 'Shallow Fracking' More Common than Suspected: Study

The fracking of oil and gas less than a mile from aquifers or the Earth's …

The Transformative Power of Climate Truth: Updated w Encyclical Material

Our mission is to initiate a World War II-scale mobilization that protects …

What About Innovating Beyond the Growth Trap? A Challenge to the Ecofiscal Commission’s Growth Fixation

A new voice has emerged recently in Canada called the …

Owning Food: In Search of a Common Good

Understanding property rights helps to explain the structural problems in our economic system and how they relate to the management of resources. …

The PAH: Defending the Right to Housing in Spain

In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to …

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are …

The Gift of the Maya

"The Maya forest garden holds, in its ramblings and roots, a …

New Book Does a Deep Dive Into Running a Seed Library

In her new book, Seed Libraries: and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the …

The Case for a “Jazz Revolution” Against Corporate Capitalism

Should checkerboard revolutionaries let their preference for incremental, …

The Incredible Industrial Egg

Eggs 101 is “Brought to you by the American Egg Board,” the …

Shale Gas Reality Check

Recently, the EIA released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 and so we asked …

Reclaiming a Public Space

Active citizens in West São Paulo have revitalized a square to create …

Harvest Season

Regardless of the “when,” a careful harvest, with work and …

Designing the World we Want

How can we connect our passion for food with a systems-based approach to …
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