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Cuba: Figuring Out Pieces of the Puzzle

Cuba is an unusual country that has been followed by many peak oilers. I recently visited there. I also followed my usual practice of looking up data from Internet sources about what is happening. I summarize my findings in this article.

Bees and Other Pollinators Love These Flowering Plants

Given that here in the Midwest it's still planting season, and pollinators still (always!) need good habitat, I hope that anyone reading this will feel inspired to add more native plants to their gardens.

Resilience Roundup - May 29

Fossil industry faces a perfect political and technological storm...

The Power of Pattern Languages

Why are most meetings, conferences and other deliberative processes so bad?

Energy Crunch - Businesses wake up to climate action

This week, the Queen's speech assured us that the new government would “seek effective global collaboration to sustain economic recovery and to combat climate change”.

BC Natural Gas Reserves Inflated, Revenues Overstated, Report Finds

Analyst David Hughes offers another challenge to the province's nascent industry.

Production for Use and the Cooperative Commonwealth: A Necessary Addition to the Sustainability Conversation

Producers and consumers cooperate in the creation of value and have a common interest in stable, sustainable economic processes.

No Climate Protection without Climate Justice; No Climate Justice without Degrowth

...[T]he...climate movement tends to deny...that renewables are unable to maintain our Western...consumer lifestyles on a global level.

Peak Oil Notes - May 28

Oil prices have fallen for three straight sessions this week closing Wednesday at $57.51 in New York and $62.06 in London

Back in Time: Retracing the Path to Diversity

How are some plant breeders, farmers, millers and bakers retracing the path to ancient, diverse grains that will see us eating healthier, tastier bread into the future?

The Era of Response

The third stage of the process of collapse, following what I’ve called the eras of pretense and impact, is the era of response

Towards a New Municipal Agenda in Spain?

A new film explains why Spain’s right-wing press reflections on the elections are wrong: they fail to understand where the new leaders really come from.

Peak Oil in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance

Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn't dead.

Sea to Seed 2015 – A Sailboat Tour of Farming, Music, and Resilient Culture

And it appears that the islands of the Coast Salish Sea, recognizing that there is an overarching structure that has not fed and supported us, is embracing this concept to truly “over grow the system.”

North-west China Water Supply Impacted by Vegetation Restoration

The nexus perspective emphasizes the interdependencies of environmental resources and their transitions and fluxes across spatial scales and between compartments

Resilience Reflections with Claire Schosser

Resilience means having backup systems in place in case the primary systems we've come to depend on falter or disappear.

Surge in Renewables Remakes California’s Energy Landscape

Thanks to favorable geography, innovative government policies, and businesses that see the benefits of clean energy investments, California is closing in on its goal of generating a third of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

We Need a New Economic System

If we want to reverse this trajectory — if we want an economy that delivers democratic rather than plutocratic outcomes — we need to democratize the economy.

Community Engagement and Transition Principles

Ultimately, generosity attracts more interest than self-interest. Respect, collaboration and meaningful values are more likely to be successful in building community.

Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser: Sustainable Farming 2.0

Many of the practices they employ at Singing Frogs go beyond the standard ones used by traditional organic farmers, leading some to refer to their approach as organic farming 2.0.

How the ‘Paddle in Seattle’ Plans to Beat Shell

Seattle has become a hub of anti-extraction activism.

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