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Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations

On Thursday, legislation moved forward that would give President Obama authority to negotiate two contentious trade deals: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

How to Free the Soil by Depaving

How much thought do you give to pavement?

Getting from Here to There

Business-as-usual is sure to deliver us a future that is both unsustainable and undesirable, with climate change arguably our most pressing problem.

Crisis, Opportunity and Climate Austerity in Drought-Stricken California

In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted the state’s first mandatory water cuts.

Peak Oil, Ten or So Years On

This blog began seven years and almost a thousand posts ago, and I thought it a good time to take stock.

Rural Rambles

Still, I hope there is some value to reclaiming the old roads and byways of our country.

Peak Oil Review - Apr 20

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

Permaculture: the design arm of a paradigm shift

Permaculture is what we use to put into action our growing understanding that humans must fit into the web-work of the rest of life or we’ll make this planet uninhabitable for us and for countless other species. It gives us tools for social justice and for working together.

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.

Resilience Roundup - Apr 17

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels.

The Great Burning   

What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end?

A DIY Tree Grafting Handout

I am pretty excited to be sharing some awesome homesteading skills with people who want to learn how to graft trees!

Looking for Some Answers

Jason Heppenstall looks for some ways to deal with the psychological aspects of collapse.

The Renewable Revolution

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

How Can Open Cooperatives Grow and Thrive: A Proposal

Unlike their traditional for-profit counterparts, Open Cooperatives are oriented towards the common good in their statutes.

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm.

The Retro Future

Is it just me, or has the United States taken yet another great leap forward into the surreal over the last few days?

Why We Need Local Food Systems and How to Get Them

The globalisation of food production has led to an industrial monopoly within the agricultural sector.

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 16

Oil prices surged this week.

The Store(e)-Keeper

Teacher Heinz Frey halted the demise of “mom-and-pop stores” by creating new village centres – first in his home village, then in other communities and urban districts.

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