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Two Realities

Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—and, in at least one crucial respect, contradictory—realities. Political Reality and Physical Reality.

Blockupy and beyond

The blockade of the European Central Bank in 2012 and 2013 started as a German initiative but has triggered an international movement responding to a Europe in crisis.

Top 10 books for summer

We’ve put together our list of top 10 new book releases, just in time for the summer holidays.

Hard facts about fracking

A new book evaluates whether natural gas is a 'transitional fuel' to a low-carbon future—or perhaps, more like a methadone addiction that's tearing apart rural communities.

Keeping Oil Production From Falling

Production flows from a given oil field naturally decline over time, but we keep trying harder and technology keeps improving. Which force is winning the race?

Planet’s Hottest June On Record Follows Hottest May

Last month was the warmest June since records began being kept in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Monday.

California Passes Bill to Legalize Complementary Currencies

A community without dollars is not a community without wealth – this basic insight lies at the heart of the community resilience movement.

Oil Abundance? Not So Fast- A Risk Checklist

Understanding how we use oil and where it comes from provides many reasons why Americans should be worried about the future of oil supplies.

Growing the Open Food Revolution

The open food movement has been developing at a pace in recent months through projects like the Australian-based Open Food Network, a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local sustainable food.

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

Farming peace for Palestine

Olive trees in the Holy Land are a renowned symbol of peace.

Lessons of DIY Urbanism in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Perhaps DIY refugee camps like Zaatari will eventually teach municipal governments around the world a few things about unleashing the cooperative capacities of people and making their cities more robust, productive and liveable

Breaching the monetary Matrix: Five exercises to help you understand money

Like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch, a prison for your mind.

Return on Investment

We all make decisions on what to spend our money - or other resources like time and effort - and I think we'd all do well to explore the many non-monetary costs and benefits that accompany this spending.

Peak Oil Review - July 21

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.

Milwaukee sees the light

How one rust belt city found the key to its rebirth: bringing nature and people closer together.

"Pollinators of Native Plants" is a Great Resource for Creating Pollinator Habitat

A whole range of people will find Heather Holm's book useful, from gardeners, organic farmers, and permaculturalists, to garden and landscape designers, as well as those restoring and managing natural areas.

The Rising Global Movement that calls for #noTTIP

TTIP is the latest bid to capture policymaking by the profit-making interests of the 1%, with dire implications for anyone who upholds a vision of a more equitable and sustainable economic order.

Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City   

For too long cities tried to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand tears that fabric apart.

How to Build Trust in Transition

Trust makes Transitioning “stick.” Trust in people, trust in a nonhierarchical process, trust that we can joyously cope with uncertainty and the unknown, is the “stuff” of Transitioning to resilience.

Australia Becomes First Nation to Repeal Carbon Tax

With Australia’s standing as the world’s highest per-capita emitter of carbon dioxide, one would think the country would be the last to repeal a pollution tax.. Think again.

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