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Closed In and Crowded Out: Urbanising against the City

European institutions were designed to direct flows of global capital. In doing so, they’ve become less accountable to people.

Rural Colorado Leads the Charge for Energy Freedom

Last week the Western Slope Colorado witnessed a huge victory for energy freedom and rural renewable power.

The Limits to Growth and Greece: Systemic or Financial collapse?

But, could it be that all the financial circus that we are seeing dancing in and around Greece be just the effect of much deeper causes?

“We are in danger of winning. But….”  

First in-depth radio interview on The Winning of the Carbon War, on Radio Ecoshock. Covers road to Paris, reasons for cautious optimism, Solarcentury and SolarAid in holistic context as microcosm direct actions in the market.

Greek Referendum: Euro Crisis Explodes into Dramatic Climax

Those who accuse the Greeks of “recklessness” are mistaken: the creditors’ utter contempt for democracy left them with no other choice but a rupture.

Teaching Ourselves Out of the Industrial Economy

Seeing how the collapse of economies is turning into a bit more than just a fad, where viable and applicable, teaching ourselves out of our jobs and professions before they're pulled out from under us might come in rather handy.

Agriculture Beyond Water

Drought is becoming more prevalent and causing havoc for food producers around the globe.

Renewable Energy Redoubles its Global Reach

A significant threshold has been crossed by renewable energy as analysts report that the sectorʼs size last year reached double the level it was at just 10 years earlier.

Here's What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest dimensions, and how might we achieve it?

Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, Part 2     

Nook and cranny gardens optimize micro-climates — water catchment for perennial plants, rocks that retain warmth to extend the growing period, and trees providing fuel, food and shade.

If Everyone Lived in an ‘Ecovillage’, the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble

Put otherwise, based on my calculations, if the whole world came to look like one of our most successful ecovillages, we would still need one and a half planet’s worth of Earth’s biocapacity. Dwell on that for a moment.

Peak Oil Review - June 29

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

Earthcare, Literally Speaking

Humans often “speak to” nature, as when we assume a dominant attitude and expect to be able to “improve” upon nature with technological solutions to perceived (or real) problems....

The gift of clear mind: Laudato Si'

We cannot begin to say how refreshing it is to see Pope Francis face the urgency of the situation and awaken us to our need to be alive, and to swim upstream. "When people become agents for truth and vital change, they are elevated, enlarged, and lit up."

Reaction to Pope's green encyclical - June 27

(Roundup) Go and pollute no more! Hispanics hear Pope's message.  Rethinking what it is to be human. Encyclical may be slow to take hold. 

How to Build and Plant Large Hugelkultur Berms

You can plant just about anything in your hugel beds and they will do well, but there are certain plants that tend to do very well in a hugel bed.

The Anthropocene Debate: Why is Such a Useful Concept Starting to Fall Apart?

The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate researchers and activists alike? 

Energy Crunch - six months to go

With fewer than six months to go until the UN climate summit in Paris, it’s worth asking: what’s been achieved in this very significant year for action on climate change? Recent news has certainly been positive, and from unusual suspects.

Resilience Roundup - June 26

Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault, Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling, Europe’s energy revolution marches on: one-third of power supply now renewable, The Men Who’re Stealing The Sun , Why …

EPA's New Fracking Study: A Close Look at the Numbers Buried in the Fine Print

EPA’s draft assessment made one thing clear: fracking has repeatedly contaminated drinking water supplies (a fact that the industry has long aggressively denied).

National Walking Summit Make Strides Toward Healthier Future For All

Walking is moving fast these days.

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