With the advent of state laws that overturn a sixty-year ban on hemp agriculture, a new and yet anciently rooted era of farming is on the horizon.
Just like on Game of Thrones, where winter is a destabilizing force on all of Westeros (plus: ice zombies), climate change is having a similar impact on our non-fictional planet.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.”
Similarities abound between today’s declining civic ethos and mid nineteenth century, pre Civil War era human flesh markets starting with America’s contemporary desperation class composed of minimum wage workers toiling in America’s most praised corporations (e.g. Wal-Mart …
David Bollier, an award-winning policy strategist and international activist, is out with a new book that explains the rich history and promising future of the commons...
What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?
In the next month, millions of Californians will receive their first "climate credit."
Investigative journalist and peak oil activist Michael C. Ruppert died Sunday, April 13, following his Lifeboat Hour radio show.
The idea behind pop-ups is to allow new businesses to test their products without having to invest in expensive long-term leases and infrastructure.
Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money.
“What can I do about climate change?” “Very little. What can WE do about climate change? EVERYTHING.”
It's happening again, a TV presentation intended to wake people up to the challenge of the age.
What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?
Many people are now familiar with the phrase “farm-to-fork” but most of us haven’t a clue about all the steps in between.
The recent shutdown of Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan represents one of the most scathing riches-to-rags stories in modern oil history.
What's in the latest IPCC report?
In cities choked by pollution and a world coming to grips with the realities of climate change, what future does coal really have?
Every week, in Britain and across the world, new food banks are opening their doors.
“The capitalist era is passing… not quickly, but inevitably. A new economic paradigm — the Collaborative Commons — is rising in its wake that will transform our way of life."
Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it.
Transition groups and other local community-led initiatives play a key role in engaging with and mobilizing local communities.