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'An Ecomodernist Manifesto': Truth and confusion in the same breath

What the ecomodernist narrative misses is that we are dealing with complex systems that support our very existence and that we don't really understand those systems well. When dealing with things that are so complex that they are beyond our comprehension and control--especially if we are …

Resilience Roundup - May 1

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

After Disaster, Tactical Urbanism Builds Resilience

What has transpired in Christchurch over the past four years is nothing short of remarkable.

Abbey Home Farm: The ethos of sustainability

There are many inspiring examples of how to do things better but few match up to Abbey Home Farm, located outside Cirencester in the Cotswolds.

Are We Doing Our Best To Restore Watersheds? Lessons from a 10-Year Watershed Restoration Strategy

For the past decade, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) has explored ways to make community-based watershed restoration more effective.

Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up

Albert Lea, Minnesota shows how walking and other healthy habits can rejuvenate a rural community.

Energy Crunch: what the UK election debate isn’t telling us

Despite a lack of attention on energy in the UK elections, important changes are underway and challenging the viability of traditional energy.

Can the North Sea Wind Boom And Seabird Colonies Coexist?

Offshore wind farms have been proliferating in the North Sea, with more huge projects planned.

Is the Local Economy Too Local? Why Co-Ops and Credit Unions Need a Broader Strategy

This is a story about the revolutionaries next door.

What Truly Is Progress In Farming

But if big farms become obsolete, the world would end according to current economic theory. Is that true?

Steps Toward a New World: Four Co-ops that Are Building a New Economy

Seeing high unemployment, activists from various social movements have decided that since the contemporary system cannot provide them with jobs, they’ll create them outside of it.

The U.S. Production Decline Has Begun

It is not because of decreased rig count. It is because cash flow at current oil prices is too low to complete most wells being drilled. The implications are profound. Production will decline by several hundred thousand of barrels per day before the effect of reduced rig count is fully seen.

Peak Oil Notes - Apr 30

Oil futures traded quietly on Monday and Tuesday until the weekly stocks reports showed a decline of 514,000 barrels of crude in storage at Cushing

The Death of the Internet: A Pre-Mortem

There was, as it happened, a small problem with the 2707, a problem it shared with all the other SST projects; it made no economic sense at all. 

Marcellus Production Outlook

Has Well Productivity Peaked in the Nation’s Largest Shale Gas Play?

Urban Farming is Booming, But What Does it Really Yield?

City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition.

The Cherán Indigenous Community’s Remarkable Road to Self-rule in Mexico

The people themselves decide what can and cannot be done in the community. Political parties don’t do that, they were the ones who determined what to do or not to do.

The Return of the Textile Industry

Sina Trinkwalder did what all experts declared impossible: she built a textile factory in Germany and is paying decent wages.

2015 – The Year for Climate Justice and Degrowth

Can there actually be climate justice?

Resilience Reflections with Sandra Postel

Don’t forget to enjoy the world, even as you’re trying to change it for the better.

WANTED. Planet in Crisis Seeks Leaders Up to the Job

Why is it that slow food, slow money and slow travel are so appealing, but that there’s nothing quite as dull as a slow catastrophe?

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