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Saudi Arabia: The great oil game

 With the recent increase in Saudi production, it is clear that they have something in mind.

8 States Dealing With Huge Increases in Fracking Earthquakes

A new report, released Thursday from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), identified eight states in the eastern and central U.S. where fracking operations have led to dramatic increases in earthquakes, primarily from the injection of the wastewater byproduct of drilling operations into …

Why Seattleites Think They Can Stop Shell Oil From Drilling in the Arctic

During the afternoon on Sunday, April 26, protestors gathered in Seattle’s Myrtle Edwards Park to protest plans by oil company Shell to conduct exploratory drilling for oil off the northern coast of Alaska.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.

The Transformative Power of Climate Truth

Climate truth is not easy news to receive or deliver, and it takes fortitude to spread it. However, it is a message that people are increasingly ready to hear.

Our Renewable Future   

How we use energy is as important as how we get it.

The Law of the Land

Supporting and strengthening the wider movement to reclaim land from the ecologically destructive, market-driven mainstream of conventional land use.

Congresswoman Declares Pipeline and Oil-by-Rail Regulatory System "Fundamentally Broken"

“The system is fundamentally broken.”

"What Does a Successful Artist Look Like at a Time of Global Change?"

Sarah Woods and Fern Smith are founders of Emergence and authors of Culture Shift: how artists are responding to sustainability in Wales.

It's Time to 'Do the Math' Again

A new report released today explains why contemporary climate change policy-making should be characterised as increasingly delusional.

Culturally Appropriate Urban Farming at GrowHaus in Denver

The GrowHaus, a non-profit social impact center and food oasis, in the neighborhood of Elyria-Swansea in North Denver, Colorado, is indeed a gem in its community.

Degrowth, Sustainability, and Tackling Global Inequalities

One of the provocations the degrowth movement offers is whether true sustainability, one planet living, actually implies a rejection of the affluent consumer way.

Peak Oil Review - Apr 27

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East and North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, Greece and the EU, and the Briefs.

Bioregions: Notes on a Design Agenda

In myriad projects around the world, a new economy is emerging whose core value is stewardship, not extraction.

Chinese energy figures suggest much slower growth than advertised

Energy consumption statistics hint that China may have already begun its decent into slower growth and that that growth will be much slower than almost anyone has forecast.

Inner Transition sans frontières!

About a year ago I started hosting on line conversations for people involved with Inner Transition in different countries.

Resilient Urban Systems: Where We Stand Now and Where We Need to Go

This paper draws on case studies from across the globe to assess the current innovative approaches that cities are undertaking to make their infrastructure systems more resilient in order to better cope with future uncertainties.

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about the stunning increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and what can be done about it.

On the Commodification of Human Discovery

Free Knowledge is a welcome survey of alarming impacts of IP law and also valuable introduction to some salutary alternatives.

Tossing and Turning: Our Disturbed Soils and Troubled Sleep

Missing from our understanding has been how the deep dreams of the soil ultimately nourish our own, and how our reckless pattern of disturbing our soils eventually disrupts our ability to sleep as well as the capacity of our sleeping bodies to dream themselves anew.

Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses

A program that helps low-income families and local farmers.

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