For some years now, author and farmer Jean-Martin Fortier has lived rather comfortably with his family entirely off the proceeds of their market garden in Québec, Canada.
Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: wherever you look, the world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts.
Swales are simply ditches on contour (contour is a level line across the landscape), with the excavated soil from the ditch being placed downslope to form a berm.
As the Fed runs out of bullets, local governments are stepping in.
For more than 10 years, Backbone Campaign has built, painted, sculpted, marched, organized, trained and occupied in the name of “human rights, thriving communities and ecological wellbeing.”
In other essays I presented data showing that small-scale, local farms aren't always more energy efficient than larger-scale producers, but as far as energy used to distribute food local farms seem to have an advantage.
Academic researchers Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have become famous for their book This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and their earlier paper This Time is Different: A Panoramic View of Eight Centuries of Financial Crises. Their point, of course, is that the same …
The Eco-Justice Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has announced that more than $2 million of assets have been divested from fossil fuels and reinvested in a new Quaker Green Fund offered by Friends Fiduciary Corporation.
A roundup from Rob about what Transition in Germany is up to these days...
From scenic coastal waters to vital agricultural land, here are five places where fracking could soon be taking off.
With water so tight in this part of the country, success depended on a remarkable degree of cooperation among an unlikely group of partners.
Watch Brian Kerkvliet cut thick grasses easily and quickly with his hand-built scythe — a far cry from a noisy weed whacker!
The realization is gradually spreading that GDP growth can’t continue forever. This reality is causing societal angst and discomfort.
After World War II, white, middle-class Americans flocked to the suburbs from the city. Today, that trend is reversing.
Can real change take root in the aisles of a grocery store?
What are the lessons from the failed nuclear energy revolution?
I want to suggest the creation of a new human right. That human right is the right to cook.
Prepare for the arrival of the renewable energy microgrid.
Attempting to force innovation by pitting providers against each other naturally breeds fragmentation and opposition between stakeholders.
The rich are trapped within a modern version of Plato's Cage, unable to see the reality of destruction around them.
Fungi feature among Nature’s most vigorous agents for the decomposition of waste matter, and are an essential component of the soil food web, providing nourishment for the other biota that live in the soil.