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Beyond Cabbage — The Fermentistas Show Us How

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:59

Let’s cultivate fermented food not only because it’s healthy, but for the wonderfully rich diversity of flavors!

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Monster Wells: Hundreds Of Fracking Wells Using 10-25 Million Gallons of Water Each

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:48

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons of water.

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SELC Celebrates Victories and Launches Seed Library Campaign

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:11

Now in its fifth year, SELC is a driving force for the new economy, doing pioneering work around worker cooperatives, home-based food businesses, alternative currencies, legal guides for sharing, legal apprenticeships, accessible legal cafes, renewable energy, the commons, seed libraries and more.

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Off with their heads: mowing with a European scythe

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:33

This year I learned how to use a European scythe for mowing and trimming.

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Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:00

"Marx said the opium of the masses was religion. For the USA, it's Netflix and Wal-Mart."

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Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 10:28

Either you will continue to buy, use, and consume as if there is no tomorrow; or you will make substantial changes to the way you live.

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Greenhorns report on the national FFA convention

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:54

The FFA is turning these next-in-line farmers, agriscientists, ag teachers and farm sympathizers into successful leaders, fierce entrepreneurs, and good Samaritans…for Big Ag.

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Ferguson Rorschach

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:11

The violence, police-state rules, military occupation, censorship – it could absolutely happen in your neighbourhood next time, and most news reports didn’t appreciate that.

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Debating the Sharing Economy

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:10

Is this sharing's big breakthrough? Or business as usual?

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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:06

The first researchers to systematically document ill health in livestock, pets, and people living near fracking drill sites were Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald.

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Challenging (Crude) Convention

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:01

Some suggest we are nearing a time of oil and economic security not seen in decades. If only that were true.

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Atamai Village: An Experiment in Resilient Community

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 09:49

Post Carbon Institute’s Associate Director Ken White recently visited Atamai Village, an evolving resilient community outside of Motueka, near the top of NZ’s South Island.

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Waking Up to the Water: An Ecocentric Vision of Human Identity in the 21st Century

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:33

Life is all about information. Whether you are a plant, a tree, a chimp or a human, all living things are continually influenced by information from the past.

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Peak Oil Review - Nov 24

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:32

 A weeikly roundup, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs

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Review: The Alien Effect by Cary Neeper

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:31

There’s a lot in Cary Neeper’s Archives of Varok novels. They are by turns wondrous, wise, witty, tense and gripping—all in service of a heartfelt environmental polemic.

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Leaders of the Young Agrarian Movement Face the Future

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 12:37

A conversation with leaders of the new young agrarian movement...

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Continuing With The Insanity

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 12:20

A few stories from a single issue of the Financial Times show how little things have changed, and how few lessons have been learned, since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Nuclear war: A forgotten threat to human sustainability

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:17

The possibility of a new Cold War between Russia and the United States and its NATO allies brings with it the spectre of nuclear war.

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Fossil-fueled Republicanism

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 05:16

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm.

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Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 00:02

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as possible.

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