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Classical Cotton Breeding

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:18
Enhancing nature’s time-tested processes or Engineering… the difference between this phrase and word is a clear line in the sand that divides many millennia of human efforts to breed plants and animals, and the contemporary field of genetic modification.
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Bee Battles: why our Native Pollinators are Losing the war

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 12:42

Non-native species can dramatically reshape their invaded habitats and disrupt the interactions between native species.

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Co-operatives Need to Confront Climate Chaos

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 12:29

The challenges for 2015 are the same ones we've failed as a movement to find solutions to, or even act on, for a very long time: climate change and the neoliberal politics of austerity.

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The King is Dead!

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 11:40

On August 5th, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey banded together with 15 other state attorneys general to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend the implementation of new rules devised by the Obama administration to slow the pace of climate change.

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My Chicken of an EV

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 11:35

A little over two years ago, my wife and I entered a new phase of life in two respects: we got three chickens, and we got a plug-in hybrid vehicle.

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 11:34

A Simpler Way is a documentary about simple living, permaculture, and local economy as a response to global crises.

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Review: After Progress, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, and The Fires of Shalsha

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 09:04

Three more offerings from the incessantly fertile mind of John Michael Greer.

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In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale Solar Projects

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:34

Weaning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels will involve the wide deployment of utility-scale solar power. But for that to happen, the environmental community must resolve its conflict between clean energy advocates and those who regard solar farms as blights on the landscape.

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Picturing the End of Fossil Fuels

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 12:59

"It’s all of us, the little guys, against the immense, concentrated wealth and power of the biggest companies on earth."

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A Good Life is the Business of us All

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 12:22

Digital culture is changing society: the way we relate to each other, how power flows, decisions are made, and politics is done, shaping environmental stresses.

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Will Allen: Food is About Social Justice

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 12:13

To Will Allen, food is more than just sustenance: it’s about social justice.

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Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens from Climate Change?

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 11:50

On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change.

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Making Sense of the Sudden Market Plunge

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 11:31

The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam.

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Nature's Cafe

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 10:33

Few questions have generated more books, articles, studies, lectures, fads, arguments, or confusion in recent years than this one: What should we eat if we want to be healthy?

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Back to the Future for Work

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:49

What if we’re slowly, or not so slowly, giving up on the idea of work?

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California Drought and Strengthening El Nino Accelerate Statewide Water Transition

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:44

As perhaps the strongest El Nino on record forms in the eastern Pacific Ocean, public officials in California are preparing for a winter in which the state’s drought emergency might be interrupted by disastrous floods.

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Why the $20 Oil Predictions are Wrong

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:43

As the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) retests the $40 per barrel (bbl) mark, some pundits are again calling for WTI to fall to $15 or $20/bbl.

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Small Town Resilience

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:42
Rural communities, with their face-to-face interactions, have provided the template for human existence for the past thousands of years.
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Gardening for Native Bees

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:41

Deb digs deep to get the skinny on Native Bees. An interview with featured author Adrian Ayres Fisher about how you can plant up your yard to attract pollinators.

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Peak Oil Review - Aug 24

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:40

The great oil price slide of 2014-15 is taking on epic proportions.

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