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A Leek for Change! The Belgian Trio on a Mission to Save Seeds

(Re)creating community is a sine qua non for the transition to agricultural practices that are more respectful of farmers and the environment. And in this perspective, seeds are an inexhaustible source of passion to bring a community together.


July 12, 2024

Hurricane Beryl flooding

Flooding Deja Vu one year on

We have the choice of stopping now in as controlled a collapse as we can contrive — or we keep going and this whole system will die and take most of us along with it. Is that really a choice?


July 12, 2024

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Review: Deathworld by Harry Harrison

The novel’s central message that our well-being as a species hinges on our ability to coexist harmoniously with nature is simple, yet poignant. It’s also especially timely as modern examples like deforestation, overfishing and unchecked industrial pollution show how disrupting that harmony leads to our own undoing.


July 12, 2024

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Q&A: What does the ‘landmark’ Horse Hill judgment mean for UK fossil fuels?

Earlier this month, a years-long legal attempt by community and environmental groups to challenge a new oil project in Horse Hill, Surrey resulted in victory – with implications for all new fossil fuel projects in the UK.


July 11, 2024

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Swinging for the Fences

Success, for Obran, is based on employee outcomes rather than shareholder value. By using a private equity playbook for the people, Obran is pushing the worker co-operative movement out of its comfort zone.


July 11, 2024

Agroecology

Agroecology: A Labor of Love

We propose that agroecologists explicitly aim to reconceptualize work, disrupt power imbalances, and galvanize support across classes, sectors and species of laborers to have a truly transformative transition to an agroecological economy founded on care.


July 11, 2024

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How Science Fiction Can Inspire Environmentalism and Climate Action

Bluntly, storytelling is the best way—maybe the only way—to inform, persuade, and inspire people to act. It helps us assimilate facts, contextualize them, and understand and share their meaning.


July 11, 2024

Hurricane Isidore rain bands

Climate crisis deepens. When will we get it?

If we feel despair, the antidote is action. If we understand the world is ill, we can see ourselves as the antibodies. If we know our world is wounded, we can envision how we might heal it and create a better future for all.


July 11, 2024

Dakota pipeline protest

Environmental protesters under attack and often treated as terrorists: Interview with Michael Forst

The repression that environmental activists using peaceful civil disobedience are facing in Europe is a major threat to democracy and human rights, according to U.N. special rapporteur Michel Forst.


July 11, 2024

Earth from space

On Being a Snowflake in an Avalanche: The Catastrophe of Overshoot and How to Cope

World-renowned ecologist and systems thinker William Rees explores humanity’s overshoot predicament and how we got into it.


July 11, 2024

Sydney climate strike

Why the climate movement is actually close to winning

Despite widespread discouragement among climate activists, a tested blueprint for successful movements shows immense progress being made.


July 10, 2024

French workers in factory strike in 1968.

Degrowthers of the World, Unite: A proposal for degrowth academics, activists, and practitioners to join forces as equals

While we understand the necessity – and some argue, the inevitability – of degrowth, the public relations work of degrowth remains lacking, in spite of the efforts of many learned scholars and activists.


July 10, 2024

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