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Buying organic isn’t just about local veggies

Pedaling our bicycles and gear across the American West at a steady 12 miles an hour, my friend Neil and I have begun to fathom just how much land our society dedicates to growing food, particularly grains.

Obama Climate Plan: Testament to People Power, but Much More to Do

President Barack Obama on Monday officially unrolled the first-ever federal plan to limit power plant emissions of greenhouse gases, in a move that environmental campaigners are alternately calling "significant" and "not enough."

An interview with Toby Hemenway, author of The Permaculture City

We’re developing the idea that because permaculture’s lessons apply so well in creating dynamic, healthy physical landscapes, they can probably do the same for cultural and social landscapes. 

Waste Less, Share More

Food waste is big news at the moment, as well it should be. According to a recent World Resources Institute report, approximately a third of all food produced for human consumption never gets eaten.

A North Carolina Textile Co-Op Gives Immigrant Workers a Stake in the Business

By the example that Opportunity Threads sets, other working people learn new possibilities about how they might end their exploitation and rebuild their lives.

A Day of Tears: Report from the "sHell No!" Action in Portland, Oregon

This week, activists in Portland, Oregon, employed non-violent civil disobedience to delay the departure of a Royal Dutch Shell ship delivering equipment essential for commencing its oil-drilling operations in the Arctic Sea. Eye-witness account and analysis.

Mysteries of Eleuthera

What kind of force can leave a four million pound rock on top of a cliff? According to the oceanographers, it was waves. "

The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the central bank in order to be part of the payments system. Choking off that credit line was a form of blackmail the Greek government couldn’t refuse.

Peak Oil Review - Aug 3

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, The Briefs.

Energy, the repressed: Paging Dr. Freud

Today, a new psychological repression hides in plain sight. It is the servant of a modern ideology, a religion really, that says the material world is soulless and merely fodder for economic growth. This repression prevents most from seeing our ecological predicament and therefore from …

We are all Greece

The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its economy varies depending on who’s telling the story. 

Resilience Roundup - July 31

Global Coal Boom Ends As China — And World — Wakes Up To Reality Of Carbon Pollution | It's not Climate Change - It's Everything Change | Hillary Clinton has a renewable energy plan, but she still needs one for fossil fuels | Study: We've wiped out half the world's wildlife since …

Post-Development Discourse: Lessons for the Degrowth Movement

Is degrowth only conceivable in the context of “oversaturated” industrial societies while the global “South” remains dependent on growth?

Beyond Liberal Rights: Lessons from a Possible Future in Detroit

Warning US and global allies of deepening trends, Maureen Taylor, State Chair of MWRO, often begins presentations on Detroit by proclaiming: “Welcome to the future!”

The Death of the Labor Market

Over the past 20 years, the existence of common spaces, places of social debate and pretty much everything involving citizenship has been erased in a conscious and ideologically-directed manner.

Fighting for Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Minnesota

The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates a number programs and initiatives that build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic, and environmental justice.

The Aquaponics Solution

This article reports on a novel, sustainable, and economically viable model for aquaponic food production year-round, even in locations with harsh winter climates.

Evidence Released at TransCanada’s Keystone XL Permit Renewal Hearing Sheds Light On Serious Pipeline Risks

Just because TransCanada continually states that the Keystone XL pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built, doesn’t mean it is true.

New Currencies and their Relationship with Fiat Currency

Creating and maintaining a currency without any interaction with fiat is clearly a challenge. It’s like asking fish to reinvent water while they are swimming around in it.

Peak Oil Notes - July 30

Much of the news that will eventually move oil prices came on the international front this week.

To Survive In Farming, Try Taoism

I never did learn to go with the flow. I just got old and had to.

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