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Channeling rage into change, from Watts to Ferguson

As news of the protests surrounding Mike Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Mo., has circulated, many have noted an eerie coincidence: last week also marked the 49th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles...

Grandmothers lead U.K.-wide wave of direct action against fracking

On a U.K.-wide day of action on Monday, anti-frackers locked-on to gates to …

Can we leverage common assets to reduce inequality?

Everybody talks a lot about economic inequality, but there don’t seem …

I'd be happier if I didn't write this stuff!

For years my father--who is a really great guy--has been telling …

The Jargonaut: What’s a Rossby Wave?

This is the year of obscure atmospheric phenomenon.

Shedding light on a gas patch blackout

When a friend recently asked me how work was going, I told him about an investigative research project that Earthworks was finishing up. He …
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Unlikely Suspects – Deep Outreach: Resilience for Whom, and to What End? - “Transitioning for All”

It’s time to ask some thorny questions of the Transition movement. We need look no further than Kingston, the first capital of New York, to begin.

Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Magnesium

The last nutrient I'll focus on in this series is magnesium, which, like …

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with …

Harvests from Hemp Heroes

An earlier blog post..discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ …

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 2

This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition …

Our Power climate gathering builds ‘roots to weather the storm’

The campaign intends to accomplish two broad goals: end the era of extreme energy and implement a just transition to local, living economies.

Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

One of the REconomy Project’s aims is to find new ways that communities can provide support and investment to local enterprises, who in turn …

The Shale Sugar Lick

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar …

A little help from the fungus kingdom

Yesterday I went on a quest for the fabled fungus that’s been mopping …

Early days for regenerative agriculture: Can it help solve climate change?

A planned rotation of the cattle mimics movements that herds of ruminants …

Plain Sailing - Jan Lundberg interview  

Changing the way food is distributed.

Peak Oil Review - Aug 18

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

You Did This! The Birth of the Sharing Cities Network   

The Sharing Cities Network is a grassroots network of communities from …

IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016

When it becomes apparent that US tight (shale) oil has peaked, there will be …

Debunking the Farm Bureau's Attack on the Clean Water Act

A well-coordinated attack is being waged on a proposed federal rule aimed at …

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 1

As promising as the Transition movement may be, there are crucial questions …
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