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Now we're cooking...with sunshine!

We offered our solar cooking workshop last weekend to an enthusiastic “crowd” of 17. That’s the biggest group a Pogue’s Run Grocer class has ever attracted, so we were pleased.

As Americans flee suburbs, big cities aren't their only alternative

Something historic happened in America after the housing crash. For the first time in about a century, cities began growing faster than suburbs.

The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer

How do you take the first step to become a farmer? You act out of love.

Time to rain money on Main Street

When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop directly on the 99%, you know the central bank must be down to its last bullet.

George Monbiot on Rewilding

You have to have a vision, something better than the standard environmental vision which is – follow us and you’ll get a slightly less crap world than you would otherwise have got.

Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die

Peak oil and climate change are two sides of the same coin. The coin itself represents our reliance on fossil fuels and their unique energetic benefits.

Peak Oil Review - Sept 1

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

Ruin is forever: When the precautionary principle is justified

If you are dead, you cannot mount a comeback. If all life on Earth were destroyed by, say, a large comet impact, there would be no revival. Ruin is forever.

Whose century is it?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement”

There isn’t a single TPP chapter on agriculture in TPP; rather, issues impacting food and agriculture are scattered throughout the deal. With that in mind, here are the issues that characterize the TPP so far:

A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt

Last July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on energy matters for decades, quietly revealed that 127 of the world's largest oil and gas companies are running out of cash.

As Obama Settles on Nonbinding Treaty, "Only a Big Movement" Can Take on Global Warming

As international climate scientists warn runaway greenhouse gas emissions could cause "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts," the Obama administration is abandoning attempts to have Congress agree to a legally binding international climate deal.

Building a Local Movement: Transition Winnipeg Embraces the Steady State Economy

Perhaps post-growth thinkers need to embrace a both/and strategy—both policy reform and grassroots change—rather than privileging one over the other or wasting energy on the wrong audience.

Why politicians are unwilling to cut transport emissions

Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

From Fire to Fermentation: A Review of Michael Pollan's Cooked

The book, like others Pollan's written, benefits from his exceptional storytelling.

Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking?

If we want to secure community control, we must plant our feet...on the people’s inherent, constitutional, collective right to govern the places where they live.

Global Biofuels Status Update

Today I want to take a deep look at the global biofuels picture, drawing mainly from the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (GSR) that was released in June by REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.

16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

 The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Here are some of the most interesting and innovative worker cooperatives around.

Peak oil notes - August 28

A mid-week update. Oil prices have been quiet this week trading around the Wednesday close of $93.88 in New York and $102.72 in London.

Downhome Fibers: A River of Creativity, Care & Quality

Clear decision making accompanied by determination and hard work has landed Kim Bethel into a life extraordinarily well suited to her.

Resilience Roundup - Aug 28

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

Burning the Budget

The U.S. Forest Service is spending so much of its money fighting fires that it's struggling to keep our national forests healthy.

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