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Richard Heinberg on Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.

Don’t Come Back In Until Dinner

Understanding our land begins with engagement, even if it is just a kid rambling along on an idle afternoon across a pasture and a wooded hill.

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends.

Beyond the Neoliberal University: Lessons from Mondragón University and 1930s CUNY

University governance is approaching a critical juncture.

Peak Oil Review - Mar 2

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

Building Urban Food Resilience

Central to Permaculture is the idea of creating resilient systems.

Laboratory for Microclimates

Under what circumstances would we become mindful stewards of living systems, not just their expoiters?

Oil Prices Don’t Change Because of Rig Count

Oil prices don’t change based on weekly rig count reports. Yet every week, there are proclamations by analysts that oil prices are poised to recover because of some change in the Baker Hughes North American rig count

Farewell, Mr. Spock!

You showed us a future where science was respected by everyone, where logic was not in contrast with morality, and where diversity was not only accepted, but praised.

Energy policy - Mar 1

Syriza: another energy is possible / Renewable energy grab in the Sahara? / China cuts coal use / Canada and Keystone  

Multiculturalism and its dilemmas

In times of economic stress, xenophobic themes grow more important in popular discourse and often lead to acute strife. Neighbors turn against neighbors. Countries become more protectionist. Legal freedom of movement across frontiers becomes more difficult. There is a considerable increase in …

Pulling the plug, part 1

We all play the domination / submission game. But another game is afoot. The partnership game. The more you learn to play it, the less beholden you will be to the con-games of Babylon.

The power of community - Feb 28

 Mondragon / Linux / Syriza / Little libraries

Real Food Media Contest Features Oyster Men of Long Island Sound

The Oyster Men features the daily lives of baymen who handpick oysters from wild populations on the Long Island Sound.

The Great Game in the Holy Land

Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat...

North Dakota Considers Weakening Standards on Radioactive Drilling Waste as Oil Prices Collapse

As the collapse of oil prices threatens North Dakota's shale drilling rush, state regulators are considering a move they say could save the oil industry millions of dollars: weakening the state's laws on disposing of radioactive waste.

Ancient Landscapes Point to Dramatic Climate Change

Scientists believe Chinese civilisation could have been founded by climate refugees after the collapse of an Inner Mongolian culture over 4,000 years ago.

Amsterdam is Now Europe's First Named "Sharing City"

As of February 2nd, Amsterdam is Europe's first named "Sharing City."

Resilience Roundup - Feb 27

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

Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future

What's the difference between "public space" and "place"?

Peak Oil Notes - Feb 26

A mid-week update. Oil prices fell on Monday and Tuesday this week on expectations that US crude stocks will continue to grow.

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