A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
Firstly, we can work hard at reviving our local economies and creating green jobs but if we neglect to pay attention to the wellbeing of our air, water and soil we are by-passing what makes economies long-term sustainable and humans and other species healthy.
Solutions Grassroots is a reaction to how often people asked the renewable energy question on our tour. So it was a response to our audience, a response to our fans, a response to the people who are fighting fracking.
In a city that has nearly 30 farmers markets and the most restaurants per capita nationwide, it may be hard to believe that thousands of adults don’t have access to healthy, nutritious food.
Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18th to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country.
Should agricultural pesticides be banned to protect the health of the residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices?
A mid-week update. After a $2 a barrel jump on Tuesday, NY futures slid back a bit on bit on Wednesday after an unexpected jump in US crude inventories of 3.7 million barrels which was 5 million higher than analysts had been expecting.
Capital of every kind has to be maintained, and as a civilization adds to its stock of capital, the costs of maintenance rise steadily, until the burden they place on the civilization’s available resources can’t be supported any longer.
Growstuff provides information gathered from local gardeners on crop-planting times, best-suited varietals, and more for the regions growers calls home.
Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate is coming out just as the UN is meeting on climate change, and a massive rally to protest the lack of progress on global warming is shaping up in Manhattan on Sunday.
Local food as a consumer preference is definitely on the rise.
Degrowth? For most Americans, the idea of a movement dedicated to non-growth, let alone one that can attract so many people, is incomprehensible.
Chef Dan Barber says the farm-to-table movement that he helped build has failed to support sustainable agriculture on a large scale.
...I won’t be marching this weekend. I’ll be taking action instead.
The world is transfixed on growing world crude production driven by US shale oil but forgets to look what is happening under this remarkable growth curve.
There is little mindfulness about how the way in which we communicate our message comes across to people beyond the bubble.
To see beyond the hype to urban agriculture's true potential to meet the growing need for healthy food in cities, a recent study published by IOPScience looked at how much food (specifically vegetables) the world's “urban clusters” could actually produce.
Chuck tells all on making the new economy real, bridging race and class divides, and more.
“Querencia,” as it is used in the ordinance, means both a respect and love of place, and a safe haven from which one draws strength.
In crises, anxiety focuses attention. I am continuing to focus on the growing Ebola epidemic, which has no real restraints to keep it from becoming a global pandemic.