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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 for low productivity growth. And yet, in a sampling of recent coverage of the productivity issue, not one piece mentioned energy.

Worker Cooperatives – An Alternative for Youth

Worker cooperatives are rising, and youth are increasingly becoming a part …

BC LNG Lost Its Window of Opportunity, Study Finds

The window of opportunity to capture Asian gas markets has eluded proposed …

Arguments against GMOs

Reductionist science is not the answer to the problems engendered …

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”.

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 …
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Resilience Reflections with Robert Jensen

My biggest setback was being born white, male, middle class, and a citizen of the United States.

Peak Oil Review - May 26

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

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 …

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 on Wednesday, climbing about a dollar a barrel in New York and London to close at $58.98 and $65.03 respectively

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 …

These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys

“If we can put this building back to work, we can put any building in …

California State of Emergency: Up To 105,000 Gallons of Oil Spill in Santa Barbara from Plains All American Pipeline

Up to 105,000 gallons of oil obtained via offshore drilling have spilled …

In Defence of Wellbeing

William Davies’ new book The Happiness Industry is a fascinating and …

The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that …

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex messages down …

Hijacking the Anthropocene

How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough Institute’ misrepresents …

Pitt Students Plan Urban Ag Law Firm in the Iron City

Will the growth of urban agriculture bring with it the growth of urban …
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