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Undying: the Life and Death of an Indigo Cloth

The life history of indigo dyed things captures the life and death of social values, relationships, and structures in India and China.

A New Global Tinderbox: The World’s Northern Forests

Rapidly rising temperatures, changes in precipitation, and increased lightning strikes are leading to ever-larger wildfires in the northern forests of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, with potentially severe ecological consequences.

The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for Our Times

Most people haven’t heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Native Shrubs: a Simple Fix for Drought-Stricken Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

The use of native shrubs can help feed water to neighboring crops. This article is a good reminder that strategic crop placement is important.

Resilience Roundup - Oct 2

 Shell Exits Arctic as Slump in Oil Prices Forces Industry to Retrench | Mark Carney warns investors of ‘potentially huge’ losses from climate change risks | Oil Companies Running Out Of Options | New Leader Of Canada’s Largest Oil-Producing Province Is Ready To Steer It …

Back From the Dead: The Rise of EVs

A decade ago electric cars were a lost cause. The popular 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, highlighted the role of carmakers, oil companies and politics to explain why a technology with a lot of promise never caught on.

As 'This Changes Everything' Debuts in US, Leave Your Climate Despair at the Door

'People are ready for a deeper, much more systemic critique and much more grassroots, radical solutions,' says film's director Avi Lewis.

US Shale Oil too Expensive, Peaks 1H 2015

According to EIA data, monthly US crude oil production peaked in April 2015 at 9.6 mb/d.

What is Wealth?

For a lot of people with money, they have wrapped their identity up in it. That is their narrative.

So What about Beauty?

We can focus on building beautiful places but, as we say here at Strong Towns, financial solvency is a prerequisite to doing good.

The Exxons of Agriculture

It goes without saying that oil and coal companies should not have a seat at the policy table for decisions on climate change.

Peak Oil Notes - Oct 1

A midweek update. Despite several important developments during the last few days which should affect the oil markets, prices have remained largely unchanged with New York futures closing at $45.09 and London at $48.37. London prices were down 10 percent and and New York down 8 percent.

Retrotopia: A Change of Habit

The other thing that startled me as I wandered the streets was how little advertising there was.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Forget Austerity and Grexit – it's Time for a Gretaway!

Austerity and "Grexits" are only going to result in more and more people getting triaged from the industrial economy and, no less, from such basics as food. The alternative? Gretaway!

The Miracle of Mals

By banning pesticides in a referendum, the community of Mals in Southern Tyrol is set to garner worldwide attention. That does not mean that the conflict is settled.

Finding the Land that’s Right for You

At some point almost every permaculturist thinks about getting onto a piece of land.

NYC’s Credit Unions Give Mom-and-Pop Stores a Chance, Despite Gentrification

The story of Rossy’s Bakery exemplifies the way CDCUs are crucial actors in a city that is often inaccessible to all but the rich.

Scaling This Stuff Up: Resilience Reflections with Rob Hopkins

I see so much remarkable stuff happening in so many places, and meet so many focused, committed people, that I really believe that a new economy, a new culture, is possible, indeed it is already here.

Low Oil Prices - Why Worry?

The Peak Oil story we have been told is wrong. The collapse in oil production comes from oil prices that are too low, not too high.

The Emergency Climate Movement

We are living in a state of planetary emergency.

Hope, Power, and Delusion

Jeremy Corbyn has won the race for leadership of the Labour party. But Greek and Spanish activists advise against placing too much faith in political parties.