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Review: Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:58

It’s remarkable how much information this slim paperback carries. It doesn’t try to teach all the basics of gardening and landscaping, but instead focuses on several projects...

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Peak oil notes - Oct 30

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:26

A mid-week update. After trading quietly on Monday and Tuesday at around $81 in New York and $86 in London, crude prices closed higher on Wednesday after traders noted that the increase in US crude inventories last week was slowing down in comparison to the previous three weeks.

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World Crude Oil Production and the Oil Price

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:01

How far the oil price will come down and for how long it will stay “low” is now anyone’s guess. A declining price results from weakening demand while supplies are improving.

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Faces of Fracking: Rosanna Esparza

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:02

As an environmental journalist I meet a lot of environmental organizers – it’s par for the course. But Rosanna is not like any I’ve come across before.

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Weathering the Storms, Planting the Seeds

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:46

Fundamentally, we have to “hospice what’s left of the system we’re leaving behind, while planting the seeds for the future we’re building.”

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U.S. Energy Policies Based on Inflated Fracking Predictions: Post Carbon Institute Report

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:18

Economic predictions about the fracking industry's potential growth have for the most part gone unquestioned — until now.

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Dark Age America: Involuntary Simplicity

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 09:55

The political transformations that have occupied the last four posts in this sequence can also be traced in detail in the economic sphere.

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Why Resilience?

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:45

While there are many definitions of resilience, it can generally be defined as the capacity for a system to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.

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These Two People Want to Change the World Through Cooking and Food Choices

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:14

When Adam Aronovitz and Alissa Bilfield set out to travel the world and serve others, they could not find a volunteer opportunity that fit their need.

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What the Cowboy-Indian Alliance Means for America and the Climate Movement

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:54

The Cowboy-Indian Alliance made waves in April when participants led a five-day "Reject and Protect" campaign in Washington, D.C., against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:26

Post Carbon Institute has published a report calling into question the production statistics touted by promoters of hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

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Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 08:38

If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.

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The Not-for-Profit World beyond Capitalism

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 08:36

Beyond capitalism lies the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Beyond capitalism lies the Not-for-Profit World.

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Innovations in Energy Storage Provide Boost for Renewables

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 14:57

Intermittency has long been considered the Achilles heel of renewable power generation.

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Why We Can’t Ditch the 2 C Warming Goal

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:04

On Oct. 1, David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the journal Nature, Ditch the 2 C warming goal.

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Shashe farmers demonstrate practical food sovereignty

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:43

Food sovereignty as a concept is under debate by various actors in the academia, activists and governments.

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Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It’s Not to Make Loans.

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:12

Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.

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Review: This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs. the Climate

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 11:17

Climate activists, she believes, need to take a similarly clear moral stance. And as she writes, ‘the climate movement has yet to find its full moral voice on the world stage, but it is most certainly clearing its throat’.

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The Cost of Cheap Oil

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 11:06

The world price of oil - Brent Crude - fell below $84 per barrel on October 15. What is going on? Why does the price of oil matter to financial advisors? What might these fluctuations mean to the price and supply of oil for the rest of the decade?

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Could do better: why we must set young minds free

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 10:11

It is time all young people knew this: the work of our time is the work of reconnection, regeneration, restoration and reconciliation.

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