73% of seed crops are now ‘owned’ by 10 corporations – while community and grassroots initiatives are working to keep global diversity alive.
A mid-week update. New York oil futures traded around $82 a barrel this week until Wednesday’s stocks report showed an unexpected 7 million barrel jump in US crude stocks.
Wow, a fresh set of voices in the study of economics that go well beyond the holy dogmas of Samuelson, Nordhaus, Bernanke and Mankiw.
Resilience...is the capacity to make ongoing adjustments to changing political, economic, and ecological conditions.
...I’m going to spend this week’s post summarizing the the decline and fall of industrial civilization.
Extreme weather from climate change and growing urbanization are making cities more vulnerable to loss of electric power and damage to energy infrastructure.
County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those counties
As growth stalls, stocks tumble and investors fret, the question is no longer if there will be another crisis, but when and where it will strike first.
A techno-shamanic quest to reconnect urban life to ecological reality.
Been thinking how to grow a prairie. I am facing a steep learning curve.
How will agriculture have to change if we are going to successfully navigate past Peak Oil and address climate change?
FULL engagement with transitioning asks us to recognize the power of goodness in others, our neighbors and most difficultly, to accept it in ourselves!
Urban agriculture is cutting edge. It’s what we need right now.
Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in production.
Because of its emphasis on liberty, autonomy, free will, and consent, the Enlightenment tradition of Liberalism has, I will be arguing, in large part been based on the rejection of whole-system thinking.
Unity is found in diversity, or so the popular saying goes.
A new vision for New England's food.
A weekly roundup of peak oil news including -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs
Jon tells us about mission-aligned investing, reforming philanthropy, making our work fun, and more...
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
For more than 15 years, there were many efforts to lure a new grocery store into the space. However, while the store would be profitable, it wouldn’t be profitable enough to satisfy the demands of the shareholder-based economy of a large corporation.
We are much more into securing our future based on accumulation rather than on sharing.