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When Memes Fail Us

Yes, there has been a major electoral upheaval, and it seems there are many confused people out there working under some pretty strange assumptions. But no, this isn’t as much of a shift as it may seem.

A Merry Menagerie

Tucked in the golden, rolling hills just north of Vacaville, California, Menagerie Hill Ranch is a small, family-run alpaca ranch .

After Flint Failure, EPA Refocuses Federal Drinking Water Role

The lead contamination scandal that unraveled in Flint the last two years and the failure of local, state, and federal officials to address it brought drinking water safety to the forefront of U.S. public policy.

State of The Transition, November 2016: Steps forward continue to outnumber steps back

The global energy transition remains in a state of net forward momentum as of the end of November.

Investigating Environmental Racism

In Nova Scotia, minority and low-income communities are disproportionately located near degraded environments. An ongoing research project raises awareness of the issue, while also mobilizing affected residents to action.

Whole Systems, Humility, and Empathy—Thoughts about a Sustainable and Resilient Politics

If we were to consider the recent election and its aftermath as a dry run or a sort of stress-test for the way the more liberal half of America will respond to the emerging climate crisis, the outlook is mixed, at best.

Aging in Community: Inside the Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing is an exciting alternative to traditional options such as retirement homes and assisted living centers.

Standing Rock: Cautiously Optimistic as International Solidarity Builds

This morning, the water flows a little easier in the Cannonball River.

Cooperative and Common Ownership

What changes to the cooperative form would permit a better construction of the commons?

Climate Science Communication: Trust begets Trust

Why are we failing at communicating the danger of climate change?

Film Review: ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘ (‘What are we waiting for?’)

In which we review ‘Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?‘, Marie-Monique Robin’s wonderful new film about Transition in the village of Ungersheim.

Food Waste Pioneers: David Rodriguez + Jonathan Bloom  

Five years ago, when we first started covering the food waste issue, America was throwing away enough food to fill the Rose Bowl every day.

World Energy Outlook 2016 – Fatih Birol in Brussels

On 16 November 2016 the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented its annual ”World Energy Outlook” report (WEO-2016).

Factcheck: Newspaper claim about Global Temperature is ‘Deeply Misleading’

It is all but certain now that 2016 will shatter historical records to be the warmest year ever by a wide margin.

Go with your Gut

The part played by our gastrointestinal microbiome – the rich world of bacteria and fungi that populates it – in the body’s chemical signalling and communication system is becoming ever more evident.

Journey to Earthland: Branching Scenarios

Whither Earthland? The only certainty about the future is surprise, the one constant change

Waiting for the Climacteric: or, the Return of the Greentard

...I want to broach some wider energy-related issues with the help of two acquaintances of this site, before narrowing the scope to agricultural energy in a future post.

The Great Deceleration

The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led to a series of interlocking crises. Here's why a Great Deceleration is necessary for us "to live again with affection and beauty on this earth."

The Real Standing Rock Victory Is This: “Inevitable” Is Not What It Used to Be

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has defied history.

Peak Oil Review - Dec 5 2016

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the Week -Graphic of the Week -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -Nigeria -Venezuela -The Briefs

Who's afraid of a recount?

In a country where politicians and other civic leaders constantly tell us that "every vote counts," we are about to see that not every vote does count.

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