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Cooperative Growth and/or Regional Cooperative Development?

Regional cooperative development based on grass-rooted practitioner wisdom has become more than an aspiration...

Greece and the Limits to Growth

Certainly there is reason to pause and to question the idea of infinite economic growth on a finite planet.

Peak Oil Review - July 6

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

The “Sixth Extinction” Adds Urgency to Habitat and Climate Protection

It’s now unequivocal: the sixth great spasm of species extinctions has begun. We – homo sapiens – are its cause. And only we can slow it down.

Lab rats and the corruption of how we count

The numbers that come our way are calculated and disseminated by people who have an agenda. It may be to be as objective as they can be given the constraints under which they labor. It may be to satisfy the views of financial supporters of a think tank or university research laboratory. The …

Citizens Can Sue Fracking Companies for Earthquake Damage, Says Oklahoma Supreme Court

Oklahoma almost never used to have earthquakes. But in the last six years they’ve increased so much that last year the state surged past California as the most seismically active state in the continental U.S

Greece: the bad apple of the bunch?

If the "Limits to Growth" model describes the present situation, then the Greek decline is not a direct consequence of problems with the Euro or with wrong policies of the Greek government.

Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom

We need to celebrate and energize the public to defend the freedom to acquire the food of our choice from the source of our choice.

Sowing Seeds of Strength: Farmers of Color Tell Their Stories

“The chosen story for people of color in agriculture seems to play out on repeat, reducing our agrarian identity to slavery or farm labor and summing up our communities as deserts in need of water and food. But I know our story is so much richer than that.”

Resilience Roundup - July 3

The World is Defenceless Againts the Next Financial Crisis Warns BIS | Global Climate Pact Gains Momentum as China, U.S. and Brazil Detail Plans | Climate pledge puts China on course to peak emissions as early as 2027 | UN tells oil giants to stop lobbying against climate deal...

It Was the Creditors who Pushed Greece over the Edge

If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example.

Will Climate Chaos Reign in the Anthropocene?

“Far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth’s climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges.”

The Art of Journalism

It could be said that journalism, the world over, is in a bad place these days.

The Mystery of the Missing Carbon

It’s a whodunit with huge consequences for life on Earth.

Living Co-operatively: Everyday Dissent

Co-operatives (housing, energy, food and worker) act in opposition to the ruthlessness of capitalism, and provide security, opportunity and positivity to those involved with them.

I Live In A FarmUNtopia

If the new notion of local farming and food production is to endure, it must start with determined individuals willing to go through the hellfire of unpleasant physical work and low financial returns.

What Does Community Mean?

Community is an important buzzword these days. People recognize that social structures are deteriorating and that people want more of a sense of connection with others.

Defra Reports Reveals Extent of Impacts on People Living near Fracking Wells

People that live near fracking sites could be affected by health problems and financial hardships – and fracking might not even help climate change – a government report has revealed.

The Dream of the Machine

The fact that one narrowly defined aspect of the universe seems to behave like a machine, though, does not prove that the universe is a machine, any more than the fact that one machine happens to look like a purple dinosaur proves that all machines are purple dinosaurs.

Peak Oil Notes - July 2

 A midweek update. Despite a rally on Tuesday, New York oil futures closed on Wednesday at $56.69 a barrel, the lowest level since mid-April.

Launch of Transition Streets in the US

After more than a year in the making (with lots of expert and volunteer support) we have finally released our neighborhood carbon/water/waste reduction project, Transition Streets.

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