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Chalk Like an Egyptian

The authors ran their observations through a mathematical model and provided proof of an environmental maxim: a diverse ecological community is a strong ecological community.

Peak oil review - Sept 15

 A weekly update including, -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs

Why We March

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York.

Making markets mainstream

For most small-scale farmers and producers, the local farmers’ market is the engine of their business.

Watching The World Go By: Iceland

When we think of Iceland, thoughts of sustainable fisheries and renewable energy come to mind. Is that really an accurate picture?

Who Will Carry Big Dividend Checks at the People's Climate March?

There are many challenges in communicating about climate change and its best solution, a carbon price. It needs to be simple, allay economic fears, and convey universal fairness.

America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be a mistake in that headline.

Are we on the path of 'Limits to Growth'?

Researchers are finding that the business-as-usual scenario in the 1972 "Limits to Growth" study is unfolding before our eyes. Will reality follow that scenario further into the beginning of industrial decline this decade?

The Revenge of the Circulating Fan

Cooling people by increasing local airflow is at least ten times more energy efficient than refrigerating the air in a given space, and it also adds the benefit of a personally controlled thermal environment.

Structuring our Beloved Communities?

In the early days of the US civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. used the phrase “Beloved Community” to describe the kind of change he was working towards.

Tiny Textiles’ Big Philosophy

...each Tiny Textiles piece embodies the fibershed, from the soil of the pastured wool, to the seeds of an urban dye garden, and the spirit of the artist herself.

Resilience Roundup - Sept 11

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels.

Peak oil notes - Sept 11

A mid-week update. So far this week, oil prices in New York and London continued the collapse that has been going on since mid-June.

A New Economy is Emerging

Sandy tells of localism, emergence, a new type of financial system, and more...

Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms

ALBA is one of a growing number of “incubator farms” across the United States dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.

Demands for the People's Climate March and Beyond: Introducing the Pledge To Mobilize

The lack of demands at the People's Climate March is a golden opportunity. We, the marchers, will determine the demands.

The "Upstream" Story that Hasn't Been Told

We changed our name to emphasize that critical environmental solutions to reducing environmental impacts of products – manufactured goods and food – lie “upstream” of consumers, before purchase.

Technological Superstitions

Mutatis mutandis, that’s what happened to most of the other grand visions of transformative technological progress that were proclaimed so enthusiastically over the last century or so.

Mass. Judge Proclaims Climate Urgency in Ruling that Frees Lobster Boat Blockade Activists

A pair of climate activists prepared to invoke climate change as their defense were spared the effort Monday when the prosecuting district attorney did it for them.

Power Hungry

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known as a 'big thinker' when it comes to energy. But in his country's case, could thinking big be a huge mistake?

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