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The Carbon Divide  

NYT's Andrew Revkin on American attitudes about climate change and related policy.

Big City Living May Help You Slow Down, Stress Less, and Be Happy‏. Really!

Cittaslow grew out of Slow Food, a local food movement founded in 1986 to counter the rise of fast food in Italy. Thirteen years later, Cittaslow became a way to expand Slow Food concepts.

Divest From Fossil Fuels Movement Explodes Across the U.S.

Many students have vowed to ramp up their divestment campaigns at universities across America this spring.

Soil is the Stomach of the Plant

The dark mysterious world of soil biology is rarely brought to the daylight of people’s understanding, even in the organic movement, due to the assumption that this is reserved for the in-depth investigations of soil scientists.

Saudi Arabia’s Oil-Price War Is With Stupid Money

Saudi Arabia is not trying to crush U.S. shale plays. Its oil-price war is with the investment banks and the stupid money they directed to fund the plays. It is also with the zero-interest rate economic conditions that made this possible. 

The Working Wilderness

Knowledge and ethics, neither without the other, I suddenly saw, are the key to good land stewardship.

Raising Minimum Wage: We’re in This Together

On Wednesday, food workers and other low-wage earners around the country rallied to increase the federal minimum wage to $15, which would more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 for untipped and $2.13 for tipped workers.

Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations

On Thursday, legislation moved forward that would give President Obama authority to negotiate two contentious trade deals: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

How to Free the Soil by Depaving

How much thought do you give to pavement?

Getting from Here to There

Business-as-usual is sure to deliver us a future that is both unsustainable and undesirable, with climate change arguably our most pressing problem.

Crisis, Opportunity and Climate Austerity in Drought-Stricken California

In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted the state’s first mandatory water cuts.

Peak Oil, Ten or So Years On

This blog began seven years and almost a thousand posts ago, and I thought it a good time to take stock.

Rural Rambles

Still, I hope there is some value to reclaiming the old roads and byways of our country.

Peak Oil Review - Apr 20

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

Permaculture: the design arm of a paradigm shift

Permaculture is what we use to put into action our growing understanding that humans must fit into the web-work of the rest of life or we’ll make this planet uninhabitable for us and for countless other species. It gives us tools for social justice and for working together.

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.

Resilience Roundup - Apr 17

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

Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels.

The Great Burning   

What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end?

A DIY Tree Grafting Handout

I am pretty excited to be sharing some awesome homesteading skills with people who want to learn how to graft trees!

Looking for Some Answers

Jason Heppenstall looks for some ways to deal with the psychological aspects of collapse.

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