By Adrien Labaeye, Shareable
A handful of cultural associations obtained concessions to use garden lots, opening them to the public. These associations, federated within the "Fédération des Murs à Pêches," organize a cultural festival every year as a strategic effort to build a strong network of citizens who are ready to oppose future urbanization of the site.
By Nathan Schneider, P2P Foundation
There are two stories commonly told about robots these days. One is that, in the not-too-distant future, some enormous percentage of jobs currently being done by people will be taken over by computers, and the workers will be left twiddling their thumbs. The other is that, like past periods of technological change, job markets will simply evolve, and new, better things will arise for us to do. The truth is neither – and everything in between.
By Tom Therramus, oil-price.net
A consistent theme in my articles is the charts reveal that economic disruptions, such as ructions in the stock market, tend to follow periods of marked instability in the price of oil, and further, that the economy at large appears to be acutely sensitive to sudden changes in the cost of energy - as mirrored by the longest lines on the chart above.
By Aasa Marshall, co-operatives first
A CUMA is an agricultural equipment co-op that provides farmers the use of large, expensive machinery, and decreases the cost to access up-to-date equipment. As an organization, a CUMA is group of farmers involved in the same sector (grain farming, dairy, etc.), who pool equity based on the type of equipment they need.
By Arturo Escobar, The Great Transition
As inequality and environmental degradation worsen, the search is on not only for alternative development models but also for alternatives to development itself. Post-development challenges the idea that all countries must develop along Western capitalist lines according to these dictates.
By George Monbiot, Monbiot.com
Wealth and power concentrate not because those we confront are wicked (though there are one or two). Their escalation, in the absence of a political movement to restrain it, is an intrinsic feature of complex human societies. It occurred even in the world’s first cities, in southern Mesopotamia.
By Liv Scott, Ensia
Ant colony optimization is an approach to applying ant behavior to solving engineering and operations problems. In the process, they create a library of strategies humans can tap to solve our own food transportation challenges.
By Ugo Bardi, Cassandra's legacy
Have you ever wondered how it is possible that coral islands lie flat just a little above the sea level? It is not a coincidence, the coral reef that forms the islands is alive and it can adapt to variations of the sea level. According to some people, that demonstrates that climate change is a hoax (??).