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Lessons from a California Drought

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:18

It has been much debated whether climate change has been at work across California – and the western United States more generally.

Categories: Peak Oil

Beer, video games, and local culture

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:17

“The Beer Diaries” is not only a business model, but an ethical model.

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From #Takethesquare to São Paulo’s #FreeYourPark

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:14

The occupation of Augusta Park in the Brazilian city of São Paulo...opens a new breakthrough in the global cycle of occupations: the proposal of a commons-oriented park.

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How One Neighborhood in Seoul Sparked a Movement of Urban Villages

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:12

What began as a childcare coop in Seoul, South Korea has grown into a cooperative, urban village and sparked a national movement of urban villages.

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Resilience Roundup - Jan 30

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 11:57

 ‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts

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The Latest Oil Glut: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:06

With the recent plunge in oil prices, it feels like the right time to check back in with Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute.

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Moving from gridlock to dialogue

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 22:25

All our great ideas about climate change, peak oil, re-localization, etc. are worthless if we can't communicate with other people. It's easy to get into gridlock and name-calling even with people who should be our allies.

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No End In Sight For California’s Climate-Exacerbated Drought

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:09

In addition to being the hottest year on record in California, 2014 was also the third year of extreme drought in the state, which scientists tell us is a telltale sign that global warming is already impacting our lives right here and right now.

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$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 13:42

I have to say that of all the different political and social organizations that I have been involved with recently, the co-op groups are easily the youngest, sharpest and most energized groups around.

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Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 12:28

Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last week.

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You Are What You Eat - And What It Eats Too

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:31

We may be getting closer to integrating the science of agroecology and the science of nutrition, toward a holistic approach that would follow nutrients from the soil, to plants and animals, to human bodies.

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Peak Oil Notes - Jan 29

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:29

A mid-week update. Another large increase in US crude stocks last week sent NY oil futures down to a close of $44.45 a barrel, the lowest in nearly six years.

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The One Way Forward

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:03

As the conventional wisdom of flat-earth cornucopians crashes and burns around us, it's time for some real heresy.

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Oil and Real Estate Bubbles in Canada: What Goes up Won’t so Smoothly Come Down

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:00

When prices are high, the debt-based Ponzi scheme functions; when prices sustain lows, the scheme unravels.

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Where Do the Transition Environmental Movement and The Social Justice Movement Intersect?

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:38

Resource depletion and climate change effects various demographic groups in vastly different ways.

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How Nebraskans are winning the fight against Keystone XL

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:30

As congressional Republicans jockey to rush approval of the controversial infrastructure project, the millions who live along the Keystone XL’s proposed route have been left out of the conversation on Capitol Hill.

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Message to the UK: The Fracking 'Bridge' is Burning!

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 14:22

British anti-frackers can celebrate this week's achievements - but the fight ahead will not be an easy one.

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Green Dreams - Future or Fantasy?

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:27

David Fridley on alternative energy, what it can do, and what it can't.

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Turn Off the Lights on the Way Out

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:17

I started this blog with a longing familiar to many: stop the world, I wanna get off!

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The State of our Soil

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 10:07

Without fertile soil, we risk failing to ensure that everyone has the right to adequate food.

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