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New Report Outlines Strategies for Community Wealth Building

A new Democracy Collaborative report summarizes lessons learned from 11 case studies of organizations including the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.

Creating Livable Spaces

Architect, scientist and author Jana Revedin champions sustainability in architecture and urban development. Her work makes a case for unhurried design and lasting quality.

Mushrooms to the Rescue   

Tradd Cotter and his mushrooms are stepping up as pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Merck abandon the responsibility to test and develop new antibiotics to keep up with new, dangerous bacteria.

U.S. tight oil production decline

U.S. oil production has begun to drop in response to low oil prices, but not as dramatically as many had anticipated.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Peak Oil, Meet Fractional-Reserve Banking

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But when you factor in fractional-reserve banking, does this not instead imply a decrease in prices?

Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful recipe creator.

Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Marguerite Doyle Johnston, a resident of New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward, did not take part in the multitude of events surrounding Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary that celebrated the city’s resilience.

Why Johnny can't understand climate: functional illiteracy and the rise of "unpropaganda"

Unpropaganda aims at stopping a message from propagating by presenting a lot of contrasting information to a public unable to fully evaluate it.

From Concrete to Green: Urban Agriculture Initiative Seeks to Transform LA River into Ag Oasis

“How do we get into schools to help bring children up to be good stewards?”

Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina

For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate begins in a very specific time and place.

Europe Oil Consumption Peaked in 2005

Consumption peaked 7 years after the production peak and is falling now in sync with production.

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”

University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he's standing up to tar sands extraction.

Should We Move to Bioregionalism?

“It’s time to consider that bioregional self-sufficiency—the principle of meeting human needs within the constraints of resource areas—is really what leads to democracy and prosperity.”

Peak Oil Review - Aug 31

 A weekly roundup, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -The Briefs

Top 10 Reasons to Read “Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense"

Whether or not you live in Vermont this new handbook presents 28 specific tools for promoting local investment, and presents examples of people, initiatives, and programs in Vermont carrying out each of them.

Anxiety turns to fear: Markets, energy, Pan and the Zeitgeist

The characteristic feeling of the post-2008 world has been one of anxiety. Occasionally, that anxiety breaks out into fear as it did in the last two weeks when stock markets around the world swooned and middle class and wealthy investors had a sudden visitation from Pan, the god from whose …

The Collapse of Western Civilization: Review

Collapse is a scenario of decline. The question is whether it is a useful one.

Don’t jump to Rasher Conclusions. Pigs offer Bacon of Hope to Sustainable Food Systems

The access to local and sustainable pork tells a story of its own.

Alternatives to Capitalism

It is said that capitalism believes in competition but hates competitors. With this thoughtful book, Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright aim to strengthen the resources of anti-capitalist politics against the charge that ‘there is no alternative’.

The Anthropocene and Ozymandias

Much has been made lately of the so-called Anthropocene — the idea that Homo sapiens has so taken over and modified Earth that we need a new name for our geological age instead of the outmoded Holocene.

Connecting Placemaking and Resilience in New York’s Coastal Areas

A resilient place has traditionally been considered one that is capable of “bouncing back.”

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