Oklahoma almost never used to have earthquakes. But in the last six years they’ve increased so much that last year the state surged past California as the most seismically active state in the continental U.S
If the "Limits to Growth" model describes the present situation, then the Greek decline is not a direct consequence of problems with the Euro or with wrong policies of the Greek government.
We need to celebrate and energize the public to defend the freedom to acquire the food of our choice from the source of our choice.
“The chosen story for people of color in agriculture seems to play out on repeat, reducing our agrarian identity to slavery or farm labor and summing up our communities as deserts in need of water and food. But I know our story is so much richer than that.”
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If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example.
“Far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth’s climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.”
It could be said that journalism, the world over, is in a bad place these days.
It’s a whodunit with huge consequences for life on Earth.
Co-operatives (housing, energy, food and worker) act in opposition to the ruthlessness of capitalism, and provide security, opportunity and positivity to those involved with them.
If the new notion of local farming and food production is to endure, it must start with determined individuals willing to go through the hellfire of unpleasant physical work and low financial returns.
Community is an important buzzword these days. People recognize that social structures are deteriorating and that people want more of a sense of connection with others.
People that live near fracking sites could be affected by health problems and financial hardships – and fracking might not even help climate change – a government report has revealed.
The fact that one narrowly defined aspect of the universe seems to behave like a machine, though, does not prove that the universe is a machine, any more than the fact that one machine happens to look like a purple dinosaur proves that all machines are purple dinosaurs.
A midweek update. Despite a rally on Tuesday, New York oil futures closed on Wednesday at $56.69 a barrel, the lowest level since mid-April.
After more than a year in the making (with lots of expert and volunteer support) we have finally released our neighborhood carbon/water/waste reduction project, Transition Streets.
Of Asia’s total incremental oil imports since 2001, 4.5 mb/d (47%) have come from production growth, 3.9 mb/d (41%) from taking away imports of other countries (US, Europe, Africa and others) and 1.2 mb/d (12%) from direct consumption decline (US, Europe and others).
Is today’s public market a place to buy food, to sit and eat a meal, or to have a unique educational or culinary experience? Can it be all of these things?
The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a motion by the country's most powerful energy regulator that Jessica Ernst's case involving fracking and groundwater contamination raises no significant constitutional claim and should be dismissed.
“Curiously, during these years of crisis I sometimes feel it’s the worst time of my life, but other times I feel it’s the best”
But whether or not „degrowth“ would make a better translation of the Pope’s intended meaning, much more significant than a single word is the manner in which the letter as a whole points in direction of the territory constituted by the thinkers and activists of degrowth.