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Carrots among the concrete: the role of urban agriculture

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:37

Urban agriculture is cutting edge. It’s what we need right now.

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How will Saudi Arabia respond to lower oil prices?

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:09

Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in production.

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The Krugman Function, Part 2: Whole-System Thinking

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:52

Because of its emphasis on liberty, autonomy, free will, and consent, the Enlightenment tradition of Liberalism has, I will be arguing, in large part been based on the rejection of whole-system thinking.  

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Shades of Green: A Movement in Search of a Narrative

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:42

Unity is found in diversity, or so the popular saying goes.

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New England Can Feed Itself. Here’s How.

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:34

A new vision for New England's food.

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Peak oil review - Oct 20

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:10

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news including -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs

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Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:03

Jon tells us about mission-aligned investing, reforming philanthropy, making our work fun, and more...

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After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:45

For more than 15 years, there were many efforts to lure a new grocery store into the space. However, while the store would be profitable, it wouldn’t be profitable enough to satisfy the demands of the shareholder-based economy of a large corporation.

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Learning From Ancient Human Cultures

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:41

We are much more into securing our future based on accumulation rather than on sharing.

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How a Worker Cooperative Factory is Helping bring Textile Manufacturing back to North Carolina

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:29

Opportunity Threads is a worker cooperative cut and sew factory in Morganton, North Carolina.

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New Evidence Links Earthquakes to Fracking

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:00

The evidence linking fracking to earthquakes continues to pile up.

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Oil decline: Price makes the story

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 20:27

It's likely that the Saudis are encouraging a fall in oil prices. In the face of what looks like declining demand, rather than cut production to maintain prices as they have done in the past, they've decided to maintain their market share worldwide by cutting prices.

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Fair Coop

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:15

Imagine an online cooperative that supports economic equality around the world and is free from state control. This is the vision for Fair.coop.

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The Tao of the Apocalypse

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:13

So even though post apocalyptic stories are my favorite ones to read and watch, it is the story of the Tao and a life lived in accordance with nature that I want to play a role in.

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Bringing Seed Back

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:12

The Great Seed Festival weekend was seized as an opportunity to raise awareness of the current threats to seeds, the losses they have sustained in recent history and what this means for the future of food and farming.

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Helping shape the planning process

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:10

 Transition Market Harborough's attempts to influence development in their town.

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Fracking Moves To China, Part II

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:10

 Host Alex Wise caught up with Mother Jones journalists Jaeah Lee and James West to talk about how U.S. oil and gas interests are exporting fracking around the globe and how the technology may pose risks in China that even exceed those associated with coal.

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Energy Crunch: Sinking Oil

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:09

Oil prices plunged to a four year low of just $85 per barrel this week – down from around $115 as recently as mid-June.

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The Krugman Function

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 08:18

Fresh thinking is difficult to perform and is often poorly received, but is not without some pleasures as well.

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Resilience Roundup - Oct 16

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 14:57

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere. Click on the headline link to see the full article.

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