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Christmas in June

Suppress your anger now, folks, because I am going to share a handy idea for de-stressing your NEXT Christmas. Not this one.

Peak Oil Review - Dec 22

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

Review: "Corporations are not People"

The title says it all: Corporations Are Not People.

Responding to the Prison Industrial Complex with Permaculture and Resilience

People are also the environment, we are our own ecological system integrated into the larger systems.

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a similar review to New York's.

Review: The Great Transition - The End of Growth?

We are on the verge of a major tipping point in the way civilization works.

Greed explained: J. Paul Getty, Aristotle and the Maximum Power Principle

The quest for an ample supply of energy is, in fact, at the heart of human greed.

What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication

To call forth an emergency response from people, we have to put them in the role of rescuer. We must make clear that (1) an emergency is unfolding and (2) YOU have a critical role in responding to it.

Neighbors helped this immigrant-owned dry cleaner in Boston go nontoxic—and stay in business

 Can our local economy be free of carcinogens?

The True Cost of Food

For the past 12 months I’ve been taking a serious look at the reality of our modern food system and the impacts it has on our environment, our health and our communities. It was a sobering experience.

Divestment from Fossil Fuels: A Critical Appraisal

Divestment is strictly the selling up of all fossil fuel share holdings. However it is currently difficult to decide which fossil should have priority for this though gas is widely, though probably inaccurately, considered to be of less priority than the other fossil fuels, or even exempt from …

The Oil Price Crash of 2014

Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. Since it’s almost the end of the year, perhaps this is a good time to stop and ask why?

Climate: The Crisis and the Movement

The attraction of profit in the short-term overwhelms longer-term considerations, even for the most “enlightened” of businesspeople.

Resilience Roundup - Dec 19

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

The Lost Right of Gleaning

Amazingly, it is sometimes a criminal act to retrieve food that has been thrown away.

Food Tank's 2014 Winter Reading List

Whether you are sitting on the beach, stuck at the airport, or cuddled up next to the fire this winter, these 18 books can help satisfy your mind, soul, and stomach.

Peak Oil Notes - Dec 18

Most observers are saying the pause in the rapid decline in oil prices is mostly techincial and that lower prices still are expected.

Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics

What do the plummeting oil prices tell us not only about our near term economic future in Canada, but the political fragility of the world's petro states?

Review: Degrowth – A Vocabulary for a New Era

Before anything else it seems important to say that there are lots of chapters in this book that I think are quite excellent as short pithy descriptions of the key concepts of degrowth.

Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.

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