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New Russia Sanctions: Washington, Delusional About US Energy Capacity, Lashes Out

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 16:02

The effect of the sanctions will be to speed the Russian decline, forcing up world oil prices as soon as US tight oil maxes out and goes into its inevitable nosedive.

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Ukraine - headlines

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 16:01

•US and EU Lose Major Energy Battle in Ukraine •Coordinated Sanctions Aim at Russia’s Ability to Tap Its Oil Reserves •Ukrainian 'seizes Avdiivka' in rebel Donetsk stronghold •Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns •Ukraine votes to keep Western companies out of gas industry •US intelligence officials just gave a very unsatisfying briefing on MH17

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Local Communities Playing Vital Role in Marine Conservation

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 14:23’s good news that a first of its kind assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean adds to growing evidence that marine conservation works best when local communities are responsible for fisheries management.

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Livestock: more than meat

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:59

Beyond the debate about meat in our diet and the environmental impact of cows, there is an emotional and cultural angle on our human relationship with livestock that is rarely discussed.

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The Original Geo-engineers

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:57

If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could do worse than look to the lowly beavers for hints on how it can be done.

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23 Food Sharing Projects That Are Disrupting Hunger

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:56

Food is one of our most basic needs. And yet, for over 800 million people, food insecurity remains a daily issue.

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Cold War leftovers

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:12

One should be grateful to one’s critics–it is much better to be criticized than ignored.

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Theater belongs to the people: Occupying Rome's Teatro Valle

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:50

The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary: a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theater, and the conversion of the theater into a commons by countless ordinary citizens.

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Making Good Food Affordable

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:35

I'm always stunned at how uninformed many people are regarding the nutritional benefits (and costs) of the food they buy and eat. 

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Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:15

With sea levels rising, coastal the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges.

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Our watershed moment

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:00

We humans need water for life, we love it for leisure, we make art out of it; yet we also waste it, dirty it, privatise it, use it as a weapon and, most dangerously, stir it up brutally in the form of manmade climate change.

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Shales vs. solar: An investment perspective

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:30

But perhaps the real proof of a new energy paradigm shift lies in the fact that financing for solar is becoming in some cases more attractive than financing for oil and gas projects.

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A Framework For Assessing Country-Level Resilience

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:15

With no meaningful actions on such things as climate change and peak resources in sight, a realistic assessment of country (and regional) level resilience is required.

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Against the Odds

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:02

Unlike other jobs, cooperatives promote [the} development and growth of workers.

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Natural gas: A green bridge to hell

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 13:13

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.

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Going Soil-Friendly

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:51

This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve heard about in a long time. Farmers who want to stop using chemicals can get support in the switch—and stay profitable during the transition.

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You can't taper a Ponzi scheme: Time to reboot

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:47

Ideally, we might mimic the ancient Mesopotamians, the oldest and most long-lasting civilization in history, and devise an economic system that lasts for millennia.

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A struggle to save Europe’s soul from privatization

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:47

As the EU sells its soul by pushing Greece to privatize its natural and cultural heritage, ordinary citizens are mobilizing to save their common wealth.

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Peak Oil Review - July 28

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:40

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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The Converging Environmental and Economic Crises: A pep talk for those paying attention by Nate Hagens

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:31

Suggestions on how society might better adapt, physically and psychologically, to what's ahead.

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