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Bill McKibben: The Planet's Future Depends On Distributed Systems

"So my guess is that we’re going to see a rise of distributed energy—solar and wind being the best examples. But that is going to have interesting effects in all kinds of ways, one of which is a more democratic economy than the one we have now..."

I Love my Rain Barrel

I've been slow to the rain barrel game, but it finally happened and I'm delighted.

The Greece and Eurozone Crisis Made Simple

If you kick the can down the road repeatedly you eventually run out of road.

City Region Food Systems – Part I – Conceptualization

In the developed world, as exemplified in the U.S., there has been a great schism in this regional food bond as more and more distant places become primary food sources.

Long live Italy! Can the "sun country" reach one million photovoltaic plants?

Despite the unabated economic disaster, despite unemployment, bureaucracy, overtaxation, bad government, corruption, mafia, and all the rest, Italians are reacting at least in one field: in renewable energy, especially photovoltaic energy.

Death of a Neighbor

The reality is that the technology of the day distances us from what matters.

Review: Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse by Carolyn Baker

In her latest book, titled Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse, Baker surveys 16 relationships that she’s found to be basic to human well-being but sorely in need of tending right now.

Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope

I think we can create the very best science out there about the problems of climate change, yet if we aren’t filtering that science through our hearts, there remains—as we see today—a disengagement.

An Interview with Agroecologist Jairo Restrepo

My mission now is to defend life. This is my purpose, my instinct, but also to protect the conditions that encourage perpetual and healthy life.

What's the Best Way to Grow the Co-operative Economy?

Regional cooperative development based on grass-rooted practitioner wisdom has become more than an aspiration...

Greece and the Limits to Growth

Certainly there is reason to pause and to question the idea of infinite economic growth on a finite planet.

The “Sixth Extinction” Adds Urgency to Habitat and Climate Protection

It’s now unequivocal: the sixth great spasm of species extinctions has begun. We – homo sapiens – are its cause. And only we can slow it down.

Peak Oil Review - July 6

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

Lab rats and the corruption of how we count

The numbers that come our way are calculated and disseminated by people who have an agenda. It may be to be as objective as they can be given the constraints under which they labor. It may be to satisfy the views of financial supporters of a think tank or university research laboratory. The …

Citizens Can Sue Fracking Companies for Earthquake Damage, Says Oklahoma Supreme Court

Oklahoma almost never used to have earthquakes. But in the last six years they’ve increased so much that last year the state surged past California as the most seismically active state in the continental U.S

Greece: the bad apple of the bunch?

If the "Limits to Growth" model describes the present situation, then the Greek decline is not a direct consequence of problems with the Euro or with wrong policies of the Greek government.

Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom

We need to celebrate and energize the public to defend the freedom to acquire the food of our choice from the source of our choice.

Sowing Seeds of Strength: Farmers of Color Tell Their Stories

“The chosen story for people of color in agriculture seems to play out on repeat, reducing our agrarian identity to slavery or farm labor and summing up our communities as deserts in need of water and food. But I know our story is so much richer than that.”

Resilience Roundup - July 3

The World is Defenceless Againts the Next Financial Crisis Warns BIS | Global Climate Pact Gains Momentum as China, U.S. and Brazil Detail Plans | Climate pledge puts China on course to peak emissions as early as 2027 | UN tells oil giants to stop lobbying against climate deal...

It Was the Creditors who Pushed Greece over the Edge

If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example.

Will Climate Chaos Reign in the Anthropocene?

“Far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth’s climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.”

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