What would our food system look like if the impacts of production on the environment and on public health were taken into account? At present the polluter doesn’t pay, and those producing food sustainably are not rewarded for positive outcomes.
From Britain to the Czech Republic, European nations have been restoring rivers to their natural state — taking down dams, removing levees, and reviving floodplains. For a continent that long viewed rivers as little more than shipping canals and sewers, it is a striking change.
December 23rd marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve. Dissatisfaction with its track record has prompted calls to audit the Fed and end the Fed.
A small organization in the Ginza district of Tokyo has taken a different approach to beekeeping, amassing a large group of volunteers and supporters.
If we want to wean ourselves off consumer culture and learn to practice simple living, where might we find inspiration?
This special edition from the Royal Society provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective on the ‘peak oil’ debate and reflects a range of views. Ultimately, it reminds us that the wolf did eventually appear - and that it would be wise to prepare.
•Fracking by the Numbers: Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling at the State and National Level •Monterey Shale isn't all it's fracked up to be •West Virginia Landfills Will Now Accept Unlimited Amounts Of Often Radioactive Fracking Waste •Too Big to Believe: Top Economists Doubt …
As the local food movement, or...local food movements have taken root in the U.S. during recent years, advocates have discovered the need to express this evolving “locus focus” in new ways.
Hundreds of ordinary people are contributing to a crowd-sourced effort to collect data on radiation levels for scientists and ordinary citizens to use and interpret.
In a sharing economy, individuals look less to big chain stores to meet their food needs, and look more to each other.
A Manchester where all people can thrive without harming the planet? Mark Burton introduces the Steady State Manchester Project...
This submission gathers evidence from around the world to make the case against fracking in Nottinghamshire. Obviously the same arguments could be made against shale gas fracking elsewhere.
Soddy was considered an outsider and a “monetary crank” by mainstream economists. Nevertheless, his views on money are sound and highly relevant to today’s financial debacle.
“Know your enemy” has always been central to winning any struggle.
But it might be the soil where our food is grown, rather than the food itself, that offers us the real medicine.
The central point of economic policy is maintaining or increasing economic growth...Do you think it’s a realistic approach? An interview with Richard Heinberg for the Polish site Dziennik Opinii.
Since my teen years, I have looked to the anti-apartheid movement as clear evidence that humanity - when it comes together and stands bravely and prays with its heart and sings with its soul - can overcome the greatest oppression.
Climate change is advancing at an incredible speed. We know we should do something, but we lack the political will to do what it takes to hold it to 2°C.
A weekly update, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Quote of the week -The Briefs
As debate over the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects continues, crude oil from the Alberta tar sands and western U.S. oil fields is increasingly being hauled by railroad. Critics warn that this development poses a threat not only to the environment but to public safety.
The issue of our collective state of denial had been bothering me for a year or two by the time Michael Moore showed up in Madison.