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The Surprising Data Behind Shale Oil

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's great news, right? Not so fast.

The Environment: Increasing Waste

The other disheartening part of the story of the environment concerns the things we put back into it and the impact they have on the ecosystems that support all of life, ours included.

Oil and the Global Slowdown

The world economy is slowing down and the authorities are fretting.

Shale Oil: Expensive, Over-hyped, and Short-Lived

The mainstream press has faithfully repeated every press and PR statement made by the shale producers.

Learning From Ancient Human Cultures

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

Falling Empires

John Michael Greer returns in Extraenvironmentalist #81. Then,Chris Martenson joins us to discuss his work in communicating difficult information to people who don’t want to believe it.

Permaculture and the 8 Forms of Capital

How can the permaculture approach can be applied to creating value -- aka, capital -- across the full spectrum of our lives?

Creating A Durable Local Economy: Lessons from the Burlington, VT model

An interview with local activist Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy.

The Benefits of Deploying Investment Capital Locally Vs Wall Street

How do we find hope and meaning in a world where the powerful look out for themselves first, second, and always?

The Oil 'Revolution' Story Is Dead Wrong

You are about to hear one of the most important and most lucid deconstructions of the false promise of American energy independence.
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