Localism, however, doesn’t just mean buying local – the point of it is that it’s aiming for a transformation of the food system...
A rapid near-time analysis of the UK’s record-breaking wet December in 2015 suggests that climate change increased the odds of the exceptionally high rainfall by 50-75%.
A core principle of neoliberalism is that citizens are to be defined first and foremost as consumers.
I grab another cup of coffee and go back outside, to begin anew a slow January farm day.
A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -The Briefs
My favorite Texas oilman Jeffrey Brown is pointing out to everyone who will listen that the supposed oversupply of crude oil isn't quite what it seems. Yes, there is a large overhang of excess oil in the market. But how much of that oversupply is honest-to-god oil and how much is so-called lease condensate which gets carelessly lumped in with crude oil? And, why is this important to understanding the true state of world oil supplies?
A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere including: State of the Union: How climate and energy have featured since 1989 | Fracking shakes the American west: ‘a millennium’s worth of earthquakes’ | TransCanada Just Gave Environmentalists A Huge Boost | The quest for CCS...
In Meghalaya, indigenous women are keepers of the seeds that form the foundation of their food sovereignty, a conscious choice by small food producers to define their unique food systems and culture.
China's one child policy is an excellent example of how the main determinant of furure sustainability will be the limitation of increases in consumption per capital, rather than the limitation of absolute population.
If we can agree in advance about what constitutes a socially respectful marketplace – and what constitutes a predatory free-riding on the commonweal – we’ll all be a lot better off.
With most of the results now in, it's time to find out what my garden told me in 2015.
The Australian Capital’s daily newspaper Canberra Times started the New Year by reprinting an article of the Daily Telegraph referring to an abundance of oil – without checking whether this also applies to Australia...
Oklahoma has seen a dramatic uptick in earthquakes in recent years, and some residents refuse to sit idly by.
A massive methane leak from an aging underground gas storage facility in a community north of Los Angeles illustrates the grave environmental and safety hazards that come with operating gas storage fields near cities due to the frequency of well leaks, experts have shown.
Curtis Stone's brilliant new book 'The Urban Farmer', is one of the most important contributions to Transition thinking over the last 10 years...
As we wrestle with the bounty of productivity as well as the displacement of employees by digital technologies, we may consider the greater operating system on which they’re all running.
As more people turn to small farming as a business, or just for fun, or both, they are going to experience some of the delight that those of us who grew up in farm barns cherish.
Our narrator finishes up his trip to a tier one county, and starts to notice ways in which the Lakeland Republic has gone neither forwards nor backwards, but off on an angle all its own...
Climate change may be the biggest threat facing humanity, but the way we’re currently going about fighting it just ensures that, even if we prevail, another threat will follow, and another, and another.