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Honeybees Face Global Threat: If They Die, So Do We

What is the most important animal to humans? Bees.

Adair Turner's New Book: Between Debt and the Devil

Between Debt and the Devil discusses the long history of proposals to remove the power to create money from banks.

While South Carolina Floods, U.S. Wrestles With Urban Stormwater

Among the devastating effects of the low pressure storm system that pummeled South Carolina over the weekend was the heavy damage the record-breaking rains caused to water transport and treatment infrastructure, and the release of a tide of contaminated stormwater.

Rebulding the Commons: A Global Network of Rebel Cities Takes Place

The city vs. the state. The Cities of the Commons vs. global neoliberalism. These are more than phrases – they could be understood as slogans or horizons of a new global order.

Richard Heinberg: After the Burn  

After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a hangover.

Review: The Sea Gypsy Philosopher by Ray Jason

The Sea Gypsy Philosopher is the first title to be released by Club Orlov Press, a small publishing company recently started by beloved peak oil author Dmitry Orlov.

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis Film Re-imagines Vast Challenge of Climate Change

We speak to the duo behind the new film, "This Changes Everything," which re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change. 

Hannover: City of Possibilities.

Lay out the map of Hannover and the first thing that strikes you is the amount of green space in the city.

“Survival Becomes a Spiritual Practice”

Do we have the stamina to not walk away, to stay in this hard place of transformation? I think we do.

U.S. Farms Becoming Less Diverse Over Time

If you’ve ever driven through the middle of the country, where single crops dominate the landscape for miles, you may think that the bulk of our farms grow just a few foods: corn, soybeans, wheat, and rice.

Supply, Demand, and the Price of Oil

Could the price of oil be a value such that the current quantity produced exceeds the current quantity consumed?

Teaching Economics for the 21st century

We need to transcend our current paradigm in which cognitive, intellectual ways of knowing are privileged at the expense of all others and in which didactic methods continue to dominate.

An Unprecedented Future

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

From the State Bank of Lake Park to a Critique of Capitalism

Jim Koplin, who developed the most comprehensive and consistent radical left/feminist/anti-racist/ecological politics of anyone I have ever known, talked with great affection about his time as a bank teller.

Sociocultural Boundaries

As an anthropologist, I see planetary problems from a cultural and evolutionary perspective that could offer a different take on the subject.

Eco-hacking a Fossil-Free, Collaborative Future

Let’s face it – we’re more or less on our own. The impetus for change has to come from the bottom and the local.

A Season of Salvage

How did that unstoppable summer deluge become a trickle and then a drought?

Resilience and Collapse: Notes from Cyprus

Whatever we do in Cyprus doesn’t really stay in Cyprus. It’s like the effect gets multiplied and spread, from here to the nearby regions, and from there on.

Peak Oil Review - Oct 5

 A weekly update, including: -Quote of the Week -Oil and the Global Economy, -The Middle East and North Africa, -China, -Russia/Ukraine, -The Briefs

Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

According to community economics advocate Michael Shuman, mainstream economic development today is a scam.

"Blood and Oil," North Dakota, and dreams not exactly fulfilled

Last week a new television series set amidst the North Dakota oil boom debuted. "Blood and Oil" tells the story of locals and newcomers striking it rich in The Bakken, an oil formation that has been heralded as containing more oil than Saudi Arabia--a wildly misleading but …