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Peak oil review - Oct 20

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news including -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs

Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Jon tells us about mission-aligned investing, reforming philanthropy, making our work fun, and more...

After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It

For more than 15 years, there were many efforts to lure a new grocery store into the space. However, while the store would be profitable, it wouldn’t be profitable enough to satisfy the demands of the shareholder-based economy of a large corporation.

Learning From Ancient Human Cultures

We are much more into securing our future based on accumulation rather than on sharing.

How a Worker Cooperative Factory is Helping bring Textile Manufacturing back to North Carolina

Opportunity Threads is a worker cooperative cut and sew factory in Morganton, North Carolina.

New Evidence Links Earthquakes to Fracking

The evidence linking fracking to earthquakes continues to pile up.

Oil decline: Price makes the story

It's likely that the Saudis are encouraging a fall in oil prices. In the face of what looks like declining demand, rather than cut production to maintain prices as they have done in the past, they've decided to maintain their market share worldwide by cutting prices.

Fair Coop

Imagine an online cooperative that supports economic equality around the world and is free from state control. This is the vision for Fair.coop.

The Tao of the Apocalypse

So even though post apocalyptic stories are my favorite ones to read and watch, it is the story of the Tao and a life lived in accordance with nature that I want to play a role in.

Bringing Seed Back

The Great Seed Festival weekend was seized as an opportunity to raise awareness of the current threats to seeds, the losses they have sustained in recent history and what this means for the future of food and farming.

Helping shape the planning process

 Transition Market Harborough's attempts to influence development in their town.

Fracking Moves To China, Part II  

 Host Alex Wise caught up with Mother Jones journalists Jaeah Lee and James West to talk about how U.S. oil and gas interests are exporting fracking around the globe and how the technology may pose risks in China that even exceed those associated with coal.

Energy Crunch: Sinking Oil

Oil prices plunged to a four year low of just $85 per barrel this week – down from around $115 as recently as mid-June.

The Krugman Function

Fresh thinking is difficult to perform and is often poorly received, but is not without some pleasures as well.

Resilience Roundup - Oct 16

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere. Click on the headline link to see the full article.

Is Soil Carbon Enough?

But are solutions enough anymore?...In other words, how do we help foster a regenerative carbon economy?

Solidarity Economy Organizing in the Wake of Mike Brown

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) is a grassroots organization that has taken the lead in organizing the community around the Mike Brown case, systemic racism and building a solidarity economy in St. Louis through a new project called Solidarity Economy St. Louis.

Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality

...we need to get into the doughnut: the safe and just sweet spot between social and planetary boundaries

Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It   

In this talk, Nate Hagens synthesizes the current landscape of global energy, environment and financial risks while offering suggestions on what to do as a hominid living on a full planet.

Peak Oil Notes - Oct 16

The price plunge which began in mid-June when New York oil futures trading around $105 a barrel continued this week with oil touching $80 on Wednesday before recovering to close at $81.78.

Dark Age America: The Hour of the Knife

The disintegration of social hierarchies, the senility of ruling elites, and the fossilization of institutions all lead to the hour of the knife...

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