What appears to be masking the ongoing emergency is the rise in stock and bond markets. The disconnect between the still sluggish economy and the stock market which keeps hitting new highs is one indication that dangers lurk in the world economy.
The idea that people may actually choose to cooperate with each other in managing important resources, and to reap their gains in nonmonetary forms, is “irrational” to economists.
Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report.
The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way out of its problems.
News that last month was the world’s hottest June on record provided another reminder that urgent global action is needed to combat climate change.
BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, and community,” fosters communication, encourages shared resources, and builds community.
When I’m out weeding, I’m foraging as well.
Divestment is one of the great campaigns of our times.But the question then arises, “then what?” If an organization decide it’s time to divest from fossil fuels, then what might they do next?
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
I’m here to tell you about a weapon that could change the world. Discharging it in public wouldn’t harm any living creature; it wouldn’t even land you in jail.
Put bluntly, both EU and US corporate lobby groups, and their political allies, view the TTIP as an opportunity to over-ride the rules and regulations that might hinder their ability to trade.
Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth
The Pennsylvania auditor general on Tuesday confirmed what was never up for debate for environmental groups and residents—the state was unprepared for the growth of the shale gas industry.
The standard way to make forecasts of almost anything is to look at recent trends and assume that this trend will continue, at least for the next several years.
As income inequality in Britain continues to rise, research conducted by a British think-tank found that executive salaries are 162 times higher than those of the average worker in the U.K.
One way to reduce household energy use associated with food is to adopt fermentation as a primary means of food preservation.
A midweek update. New York crude futures have traded in a narrow range between $102-$103 per barrel this week as the markets reacted to changing headlines
I try to wear my archdruid’s hat lightly in these essays, but every so often I field questions that touch directly on the issues of ultimate meaning that our culture, however clumsily, classifies as “religious.”
The natural paradise that surrounds us is our true home, both physically and spiritually.
Will the forces of hate and domination prevail....Or will enough people and communities willingly abandon the vision of empire, and reassert America’s cherished values of freedom and democracy?
A new analysis from the government of Denmark found that wind power is by far the cheapest new form of electricity in the country.
My favourite statistic at the moment is that healthy, happy, resilient workplaces, teams, friendships and relationships have a ratio of at least 3:1 positive to negative statements.