Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

News Archive

Newest   Oldest

Worker Cooperatives – An Alternative for Youth

Worker cooperatives are rising, and youth are increasingly becoming a part of their success.

BC LNG Lost Its Window of Opportunity, Study Finds

The window of opportunity to capture Asian gas markets has eluded proposed liquefied natural gas projects in British Columbia, and as a consequence it is unlikely that any LNG projects will likely be commissioned or economic for another decade.

Fossil Fuels and Haymaking

Haymaking is a battle, a war with time and nature, a struggle whose sole aim is to make “all flesh grass”.

Honeybee Collapse is the Result of Their Enslavement in Industrial Monocultures

The problem of Colony Collapse Disorder is a symptom of transient pollinators-for-hire who are forced to live in giant bee slums and to survive on diets of junk food.

Peak Oil Review - May 26

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

Is the slowdown in productivity growth a result of energy costs?

The high energy prices of the last decade or so may be, in part, responsible for low productivity growth. And yet, in a sampling of recent coverage of the productivity issue, not one piece mentioned energy.

Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop the growth of our human carbon footprint.

We Are Seneca Lake: Josh Fox & Fracking Opponents Fight Natural Gas Storage Site in Upstate NY

With over 250 arrests and counting, We Are Seneca Lake is becoming one of the largest environmental civil disobedience protests in New York history.

Human manure: Closing the nutrient loop

Using human urine and faeces as fertiliser may seem an unappetising concept but it’s been common practice for centuries.

Arguments against GMOs

Reductionist science is not the answer to the problems engendered by a finite biosphere with a human population in overshoot.

Resilience Roundup - May 22

 Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era...

Peak Oil Notes - May 22

A midweek roundup. After a five-session losing streak, oil prices reversed on Wednesday, climbing about a dollar a barrel in New York and London to close at $58.98 and $65.03 respectively

Soil Science Spelled It Out A Whole Century Ago

An organic farm marketer brought me a strange book to read and I can’t get it out of my mind.

Albert Einstein, Soil, Honey Bees and Biodiversity

Among the manifold quotes that are attributed to Albert Einstein, are variants along the lines of: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys

“If we can put this building back to work, we can put any building in Indianapolis to work,” says Taft. “And if we can do it here, we can do it anywhere.”

California State of Emergency: Up To 105,000 Gallons of Oil Spill in Santa Barbara from Plains All American Pipeline

Up to 105,000 gallons of oil obtained via offshore drilling have spilled from a pipeline owned by Plains All American at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County in California.

In Defence of Wellbeing

William Davies’ new book The Happiness Industry is a fascinating and vivid journey through the history of economics, advertising, psychology, management and more.

The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that something has gone wrong with the most basic narratives of a society...

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex messages down to simple, easily understandable take-aways, gives this summation of our fossil fuel predicament: “it’s all about energy; renewables are the future; growth is over.”

Hijacking the Anthropocene

How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough Institute’ misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism.

Pitt Students Plan Urban Ag Law Firm in the Iron City

Will the growth of urban agriculture bring with it the growth of urban agricultural lawyers?

MORE NEWS +