Deep beneath our feet, out of sight and out of mind, millions of tiny communities of microbes are working together to perform key functions for the ecosystem.
What would it mean for the Wall Street system (or, again, mainly the one which has emerged over the past generation or so) itself to see less activity?
Ten years ago, American radical Murray Bookchin drew his last breath in the bed of his apartment in downtown Burlington.
In those times, just as in ours, a dying empire could be kept together for a while by lies, but not forever.
The signs of oil's madcap price collapse are everywhere.
We need to work together to create a “biosphere smart” economy
I approach the subject of the physics of energy and the economy with some trepidation. An economy seems to be a dissipative system, but what does this really mean?
How many humans does it take to re-invent agriculture? Just one…you! Or me! So that’s what I’m trying to do. Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the past 12 years.
I live in the nation with the highest rates of personal consumption and energy use ever seen on earth, and I live small.
This article will focus on one item which can keep you comfortable in cold weather, especially when faced with the inevitable fossil fuel shortages in the near future: the indoor wood heater/stove...
A celebration of farming through the senses.
The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that “climate change is a common concern of humankind”.
In the past, as in the future, local ecosystem resources were the key to the economies of cities.
A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -The Briefs
We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which we can safely ignore or abuse the nonhuman beings and objects in it with minimal consequences. Rather we live in a full world, cheek by jowl with all its inhabitants crowding into our lives with real, tangible …
Farming as an occupation has been graying steadily for more than three decades
For people of wealth and conscience, impact investing offers a compelling and convenient promise—that money can be a force for good even as the owners of capital continue to accrue wealth under the auspices of generally accepted investing practices
An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest”...are vanishing even faster.
These are people who found a tiny and overcrowded raft, floating on the open ocean, safer than their homes. See what you can do where you live -- you probably can't do much, but you might be able to do a little.
The film 'Demain' ('Tomorrow') is proving to be one of the most remarkable catalysts for Transition and other bottom-up approaches that has ever been made.
At PPS, we often say, “When you focus on place, you do everything differently.”