Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

News Archive

Newest   Oldest

Living in the Anthropocene?  

Richard Heinberg discusses the difference between what he has dubbed the “Techno-Anthropocene” proponents and the “Lean Green” movement.

Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in Philadelphia, she never expected that...she would spend most of her days fixing up tractors, turning piles of manure, and corralling chickens.

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

In its latest report, the IPCC makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides hope that this transformation can occur in time to hold off the worst impacts of global warming.

Loosening the grip of oligarchy

...the next political phase of the campaign started by Occupy is now starting to emerge.

Thoughts on Land Reform Summits in San Francisco

It’s hard to conceive a more un-American activity than thinking about an alternative to private property.

It’s Money that is Killing the Local Economy

A recent report on local currency and local economy from Sweden, complied by Transition member Steve Hinton, sheds light on some of the pitfalls and opportunities for local community action.

On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our ecological crises come into sharper focus, it has also become obvious that we need to rescue not just the Earth, but also its people from the clutches of an economy gone mad.

Top 5 Earth Day Strategies for Agriculture

If Earth Day offers a moment to reflect on how we’re treating the planet, then it’s critical to use this moment to rethink our approach to agriculture.

From Bitcoin to Beets

The recent collapse of Mt. Gox and the “inconvenience,” in its CEO’s words, caused by the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars of Bitcoin investors’ money, should make us all think about the history of finance and … organic beets.

My life as an urban egg smuggler

Keeping hens is legal in most places in the city—sorry roosters, you’re just too noisy—and in recent years, more and more coops have been popping up across the boroughs and in cities around the country.

Smart growth for conservatives

For conservatives, smart growth means recapturing good things from the past that our country has partially lost, namely traditional towns and neighborhoods as alternatives to sprawl suburbs.

Dancing in the streets

It’s easy to be dismissive of all the articles on happiness these days. They make you feel shallow: There are so many problems in the world, and we’re talking about happiness? But, of course, happy people are more likely to vote, to be environmentalists, to be good parents and good …

The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy statistics. Its data and forecasts are widely used by analysts and the media and influence energy policy. There is no room for the significant scale of errors and distortions reported herein.

Peak Oil Review - Apr 21

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs

The State of the European Sharing Movement

The sharing movement in Europe is thriving.

Piketty in Washington: How to Reverse the Increasing Concentration of Wealth

One of Piketty’s main concerns is the increasing concentration of wealth that has characterized the past few decades, in the United States and other developed economies.

Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.

Asparagus – draining Peru dry

The reality for anyone trying to eat sustainably is that locally grown organic produce is scarce.

A Case Study in Community Sustainability

Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create sustainable solutions without (and in some cases in spite of) government legislation.

Perverse outcomes: Lifting U.S. oil export ban would mean greater dependence on foreign oil

There is a case regarding market efficiency for overturning America's oil export ban, but this is NOT the one the industry is using in its public relations campaign. That's because increased efficiency in the world oil market would actually make the country's oil supply more vulnerable to events …

Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River

The Colorado River returns to the delta - in photos.

MORE NEWS +