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The Fifth Wave of Conservation: Part 1

In its time, environmentalism accomplished an astonishing amount, and the world has benefitted immensely from its diligent efforts. As with federalism, however, it reached its “bloom” and began to fade away.

New Oil-By-Rail Regulations Are Big Win for Oil and Rail Industries, Won’t Stop “Bomb Trains”

Long-awaited oil-by-rail regulations are a guidebook for the oil and rail industries to continue doing business as usual

A Resilient Society   

Resilience is a word that’s gaining a lot of currency in recent years, as more and more people realize there are some shocks headed our way. But what would a more resilient society look like?

The Great Oil Game: Resource Crisis in Russia?

Complex structures, such as states and empires, are always prone to collapse and they usually give little or no previous warnings.

Start-ups: Lambs and Corner Stores

New Hope’s vision is to develop a network of small, cooperatively owned farms that will eventually be the supply chain for small, cooperatively owned corner stores in the East Bay with healthy food products.

Find Freedom in a Tiny House

Rethinking what a house is could change your life, and perhaps the world. Let me explain through my own experience.

4 Proven Strategies For Gaining Land Access

With escalating land prices is it even possible to buy a piece of land to call your own?

Changes to Total Global Credit Affects The Oil Price

In this post I present results from an analysis of developments to the annual changes in total debt in the private, non financial sector of some Advanced Economies (AE’s), and 5 Emerging Economies (EME’s) from Q1 2000 and as of Q3 2014 with data from the Bank for International …

"Make, be, dance, pedal, shape the future".

I suppose that’s what my creative practice is: I do something with the objective of trying to raise awareness and people trying to get a message across, it’s designed around that.

The Care-Centered Economy: A New Theory of Value

By identifying “care” as an essential category of value-creation, Praetorius opens up a fresh, wider frame for how we should talk about a new economic order.

Solving Soil Loss is Simple, But Requires a Mindset Change

Natural farming, permaculture, regenerative agriculture, agroecology – there are many versions of sustainable agriculture, but the common thread they all tackle is the need to take better care of our soil and the environments in which we grow food.

Getting Beyond the Green Wall: Mary Oliver, Kay Ryan and William Blake

One can read a landscape, a garden, a tree, a bird, or a poem.

The Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision  

Interview with Fritjof Capra author of The Tao of Physics (1975) and co-author of the Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision (2014).

Peak Oil Review - May 4

 A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, The Briefs

California Drought Exposes Issues with Canals and Trash: Why Should We Care?

Toxic pollutants such as paint cans, plastic, and pesticides become extra potent when there is little water to dilute them.

'An Ecomodernist Manifesto': Truth and confusion in the same breath

What the ecomodernist narrative misses is that we are dealing with complex systems that support our very existence and that we don't really understand those systems well. When dealing with things that are so complex that they are beyond our comprehension and control--especially if we are …

Resilience Roundup - May 1

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

After Disaster, Tactical Urbanism Builds Resilience

What has transpired in Christchurch over the past four years is nothing short of remarkable.

Abbey Home Farm: The ethos of sustainability

There are many inspiring examples of how to do things better but few match up to Abbey Home Farm, located outside Cirencester in the Cotswolds.

Are We Doing Our Best To Restore Watersheds? Lessons from a 10-Year Watershed Restoration Strategy

For the past decade, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) has explored ways to make community-based watershed restoration more effective.

Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up

Albert Lea, Minnesota shows how walking and other healthy habits can rejuvenate a rural community.

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