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Peak Oil Review - Sept 1

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:42

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs

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Ruin is forever: When the precautionary principle is justified

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 19:38

If you are dead, you cannot mount a comeback. If all life on Earth were destroyed by, say, a large comet impact, there would be no revival. Ruin is forever.

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Whose century is it?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement”

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:59

There isn’t a single TPP chapter on agriculture in TPP; rather, issues impacting food and agriculture are scattered throughout the deal. With that in mind, here are the issues that characterize the TPP so far:

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A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:40

Last July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on energy matters for decades, quietly revealed that 127 of the world's largest oil and gas companies are running out of cash.

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As Obama Settles on Nonbinding Treaty, "Only a Big Movement" Can Take on Global Warming

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:25

As international climate scientists warn runaway greenhouse gas emissions could cause "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts," the Obama administration is abandoning attempts to have Congress agree to a legally binding international climate deal.

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Building a Local Movement: Transition Winnipeg Embraces the Steady State Economy

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:08

Perhaps post-growth thinkers need to embrace a both/and strategy—both policy reform and grassroots change—rather than privileging one over the other or wasting energy on the wrong audience.

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Why politicians are unwilling to cut transport emissions

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:07

Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

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From Fire to Fermentation: A Review of Michael Pollan's Cooked

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:14

The book, like others Pollan's written, benefits from his exceptional storytelling.

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Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking?

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 13:11

If we want to secure community control, we must plant our feet...on the people’s inherent, constitutional, collective right to govern the places where they live.

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Global Biofuels Status Update

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:57

Today I want to take a deep look at the global biofuels picture, drawing mainly from the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (GSR) that was released in June by REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.

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16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:34

 The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Here are some of the most interesting and innovative worker cooperatives around.

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Peak oil notes - August 28

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:33

A mid-week update. Oil prices have been quiet this week trading around the Wednesday close of $93.88 in New York and $102.72 in London.

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Downhome Fibers: A River of Creativity, Care & Quality

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 11:53

Clear decision making accompanied by determination and hard work has landed Kim Bethel into a life extraordinarily well suited to her.

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Resilience Roundup - Aug 28

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 11:48

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

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Burning the Budget

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 11:32

The U.S. Forest Service is spending so much of its money fighting fires that it's struggling to keep our national forests healthy.

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Dark Age America: The Population Implosion

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 07:24

For millennia to come, the peoples of North America will have to contend with drastically expanded deserts, coastlines that in some regions will be many miles further inland than they are today, and the presence of dead zones where nuclear or chemical wastes in the soil and water make human settlement impossible.

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Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 12:52

Argentina is playing hardball with the vulture funds, which have been trying to force it into an involuntary bankruptcy.

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Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 12:12

The citizens’ movement for action on the global climate crisis has, over time, developed a love-hate relationship with international campaigning.

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Young Agrarians

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 11:56

At its best the agrarian life is an integrated whole, with work and leisure mixed together, undertaken under healthful conditions and surrounded by family.

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Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 11:53

On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.

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