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In Face of Harsh Austerity, Britain's Hunger Crisis Sparks First Student-led Food Bank

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 11:52

In 2015, this welcoming café-like sanctuary has offered warmth, a listening ear – and most importantly, it has handed out more than 2,700 food parcels to people of differing backgrounds and ages who are all part of the hunger crisis that is reshaping Britain.

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Our new Support Offer Theme: Practical Projects

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 11:33

Practical projects show that change is possible and that Transition is a real thing that exists.

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Peak Oil Notes - Oct 8

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 11:32

 A midweek update. After three days of increases which took oil prices up by over $4 a barrel, prices slipped on Wednesday after the weekly stocks report showed US crude inventories hitting a new all-time high.

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There’s No Single Right Path : Resilience Reflections with Chris Smaje

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 09:54

There’s no single right path and there’s a lot to be learned from people following different, even antithetical, paths to your own.

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The Problem of Agriculture

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 09:41

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in agriculture—is taken from Wes Jackson, who points out that our species’ fundamental break with nature came roughly 10,000 years ago when we started farming.

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Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 09:04

Grace Lee Boggs died on Monday, October 5, 2015. We hope that this article, originally published in 2011, helps readers to remember her work.

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California Finding New Ways To Extend Benefits Of Solar To Low-Income, Minority Communities

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 08:35

The California legislature has sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk that aims to extend the benefits of solar energy to communities that often have no access to clean energy technologies.

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Honeybees Face Global Threat: If They Die, So Do We

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 13:09

What is the most important animal to humans? Bees.

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Adair Turner's New Book: Between Debt and the Devil

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 12:21

Between Debt and the Devil discusses the long history of proposals to remove the power to create money from banks.

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While South Carolina Floods, U.S. Wrestles With Urban Stormwater

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 11:41

Among the devastating effects of the low pressure storm system that pummeled South Carolina over the weekend was the heavy damage the record-breaking rains caused to water transport and treatment infrastructure, and the release of a tide of contaminated stormwater.

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Rebulding the Commons: A Global Network of Rebel Cities Takes Place

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 09:15

The city vs. the state. The Cities of the Commons vs. global neoliberalism. These are more than phrases – they could be understood as slogans or horizons of a new global order.

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Richard Heinberg: After the Burn

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 08:38

After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a hangover.

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Review: The Sea Gypsy Philosopher by Ray Jason

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 08:28

The Sea Gypsy Philosopher is the first title to be released by Club Orlov Press, a small publishing company recently started by beloved peak oil author Dmitry Orlov.

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This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis Film Re-imagines Vast Challenge of Climate Change

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 20:48

We speak to the duo behind the new film, "This Changes Everything," which re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change. 

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Hannover: City of Possibilities.

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:18

Lay out the map of Hannover and the first thing that strikes you is the amount of green space in the city.

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“Survival Becomes a Spiritual Practice”

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 13:40

Do we have the stamina to not walk away, to stay in this hard place of transformation? I think we do.

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U.S. Farms Becoming Less Diverse Over Time

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 13:39

If you’ve ever driven through the middle of the country, where single crops dominate the landscape for miles, you may think that the bulk of our farms grow just a few foods: corn, soybeans, wheat, and rice.

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Supply, Demand, and the Price of Oil

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 06:59

Could the price of oil be a value such that the current quantity produced exceeds the current quantity consumed?

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Teaching Economics for the 21st century

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 06:48

We need to transcend our current paradigm in which cognitive, intellectual ways of knowing are privileged at the expense of all others and in which didactic methods continue to dominate.

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An Unprecedented Future

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 06:40

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

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