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Getting Real About Resilience in South Brooklyn

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 13:15

Turning the Tide is helping public housing residents prepare for the next storm—while also making climate disaster less likely.

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The Debacle at Doha

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 09:25

Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices.

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Resilience Roundup - Apr 29

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:40

A roundup of news, views and ideas including Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade, says new study | This Could Be One of the Greatest Hurdles for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US | How less stuff could make us happier – and fix stagnation...

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Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does it Mean for Climate Change?

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:36

This session seeks to bring together fossil fuel experts and climate experts for a daring exploration of the new landscape created by fracking and other unconventional methods of fossil fuel recovery.

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A Recipe for Change

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:09

In Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan describes his personal journey of stepping away from processed and packaged foods toward cooking from scratch, and highlights the grievous consequences of industrial modernity in the daily arena of eating and drinking.

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Is it Time to Change the Story? Let's Start Writing the Future.

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 07:00

Our stories hold energy. They can keep us focused on the content and energy of life as we know it.

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Why Fossil Fuel Divestment isn’t Enough for New England students

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:17

In the past few weeks students across the country have been demanding that their schools stop profiting from oil, coal and gas companies.

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Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - Apr 28

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:00

 A midweek update. Oil prices continued to climb this week, capped by a 3 percent jump on Wednesday, which set new highs for 2016.

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Mutualized Solutions for the Precariat

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:00

Large companies have long sought to boost profits by converting their employees into “independent contractors,” allowing them to avoid paying benefits.

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Where On The Titanic Would You Like Your Deck Chair, Ma’am?

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 10:11

Every human society without exception gives some members more say in making decisions than others.

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Ethics and Ecosystem Interactions: Why Reconciliation Ecology Matters

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 08:52
Here’s a phrase that’s lately been haunting me: “the extinction of ecosystem interactions.”
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Seeds of Change

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 07:00

Gary Nabhan has taken the fight to the corporate seed merchants through the local food movement and seed saving community.

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Reply to Erik Lindberg’s thoughts on modernity, ecomodernism and Ted Trainer

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 15:28

My “The Simpler Way” project is about persuading people that it would be very easy to design and build an idyllic alternative society that was not just sustainable and capable of adoption by all the world’s people, but would actually greatly improve the quality of life of people in rich societies today.

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The International Year of Pulses and Tropical Agriculture

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 11:23

The role of insect ecology is to try to understand the regulating mechanisms between plants and insects.

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San Francisco Becomes First Major City to Require Solar Panels on New Buildings

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 11:11

San Francisco is one step closer to its goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy after the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Tuesday to mandate solar installations on new buildings.

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How Transition Palo Alto Brings Sharing and Community to Silicon Valley

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 11:07

Transition Palo Alto is part of the worldwide Transition network working to build local resilience and connections. Based in Silicon Valley, the community is a great example of a growing, engaged and active Transition project.

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Trouble in Paradise: Fatal Blight Threatens A Key Hawaiian Tree

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 10:03

The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests.

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Ali and the Sound of Beans

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:35

Ali Kawakita created NOCA?! to give a home to young people who were abused by their parents during their childhood. Working hard in farming or in crafts, they find their way to independence.

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Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:13

Saddled with traffic congestion and infrastructural erosion, can suburbia be retrofitted into a sustainable model of development and adapt to a post-oil world?

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Agroecology Now

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 08:36

The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in disassociated parts, obscuring the destructive impact this approach has on humans, natural resources, and the environment.

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