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Living and Breathing in a 'Black Swan' World

Resilience...is the capacity to make ongoing adjustments to changing political, economic, and ecological conditions.

A Pink Slip for the Progress Fairy

...I’m going to spend this week’s post summarizing the the …

Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure for Urban Energy Systems

Extreme weather from climate change and growing urbanization are making …

Oil decline: Price makes the story

It's likely that the Saudis are encouraging a fall in oil prices. …

Fracking Ban Ballot Initiatives Intensify

County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those counties

The Next Financial Crisis May Be Just Around the Corner

As growth stalls, stocks tumble and investors fret, the question is no longer if there will be another crisis, but when and where it will strike …
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Bringing Seed Back

The Great Seed Festival weekend was seized as an opportunity to raise awareness of the current threats to seeds, the losses they have sustained in recent history and what this means for the future of food and farming.

Bringing the Jungle to the City

A techno-shamanic quest to reconnect urban life to ecological reality.

Mother Nature's Tillers

Been thinking how to grow a prairie. I am facing a steep learning curve.

Inspiring New Film, “Voices of Transition,” on the Agriculture That We Need

How will agriculture have to change if we are going to successfully navigate …

Inner Transition: Commit to Staying Awake

FULL engagement with transitioning asks us to recognize the power …

Carrots among the concrete: the role of urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is cutting edge. It’s what we need right now.

How will Saudi Arabia respond to lower oil prices?

Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi …

The Krugman Function, Part 2: Whole-System Thinking

Because of its emphasis on liberty, autonomy, free will, and consent, the …

Shades of Green: A Movement in Search of a Narrative

Unity is found in diversity, or so the popular saying goes.

New England Can Feed Itself. Here’s How.

A new vision for New England's food.

Peak oil review - Oct 20

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news including -Oil and the global …

Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Jon tells us about mission-aligned investing, reforming philanthropy, making …

After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It

For more than 15 years, there were many efforts to lure a new grocery store …

Learning From Ancient Human Cultures

We are much more into securing our future based on accumulation rather than …

How a Worker Cooperative Factory is Helping bring Textile Manufacturing back to North Carolina

Opportunity Threads is a worker cooperative cut and sew factory in …

New Evidence Links Earthquakes to Fracking

The evidence linking fracking to earthquakes continues to pile up.
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