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Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop the growth of our human carbon footprint.

We Are Seneca Lake: Josh Fox & Fracking Opponents Fight Natural Gas Storage Site in Upstate NY

With over 250 arrests and counting, We Are Seneca Lake is becoming one of the largest environmental civil disobedience protests in New York history.

Human manure: Closing the nutrient loop

Using human urine and faeces as fertiliser may seem an unappetising concept but it’s been common practice for centuries.

Arguments against GMOs

Reductionist science is not the answer to the problems engendered by a finite biosphere with a human population in overshoot.

Resilience Roundup - May 22

 Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era...

Peak Oil Notes - May 22

A midweek roundup. After a five-session losing streak, oil prices reversed on Wednesday, climbing about a dollar a barrel in New York and London to close at $58.98 and $65.03 respectively

Soil Science Spelled It Out A Whole Century Ago

An organic farm marketer brought me a strange book to read and I can’t get it out of my mind.

Albert Einstein, Soil, Honey Bees and Biodiversity

Among the manifold quotes that are attributed to Albert Einstein, are variants along the lines of: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys

“If we can put this building back to work, we can put any building in Indianapolis to work,” says Taft. “And if we can do it here, we can do it anywhere.”

California State of Emergency: Up To 105,000 Gallons of Oil Spill in Santa Barbara from Plains All American Pipeline

Up to 105,000 gallons of oil obtained via offshore drilling have spilled from a pipeline owned by Plains All American at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County in California.

In Defence of Wellbeing

William Davies’ new book The Happiness Industry is a fascinating and vivid journey through the history of economics, advertising, psychology, management and more.

The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that something has gone wrong with the most basic narratives of a society...

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex messages down to simple, easily understandable take-aways, gives this summation of our fossil fuel predicament: “it’s all about energy; renewables are the future; growth is over.”

Hijacking the Anthropocene

How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough Institute’ misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism.

Pitt Students Plan Urban Ag Law Firm in the Iron City

Will the growth of urban agriculture bring with it the growth of urban agricultural lawyers?

Claim the Sky!

By asserting that all of us collectively own the sky, we can begin to use the legal institutions surrounding property to protect our collective rights, charge for damages to the asset, and provide rewards for improving the asset.

NACTO Report Links Station Density to Bike Share Usage, Equity

A new report argues that consistent, close station design is crucial to making bike share a viable option for users of all income levels.

Self-Help by the People: A Short History of Cooperatives in Britain, With a Foray into the United States

This is the story of 175 years of successful self-help, of an international movement that built lasting economic institutions out of the pooled pennies of millions of working people.

Resilience Reflections with Robert Jensen

My biggest setback was being born white, male, middle class, and a citizen of the United States.

The IMF Tells a Half-Truth

On May 18 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report titled “How Large are Global Energy Subsidies?” The question is a bit misleading...

Seattle activists throw ‘unwelcome party’ for Arctic-bound Shell oil rig

With the Polar Pioneer’s 400 by 300-foot dimensions, the fight over the oil rig will put the question of fossil fuel extraction, quite literally, front and center in the city of Seattle.

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