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A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, OPEC, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.
The oil and gas industry has shouted from the roof tops for quite some time about the “shale revolution” and its supposed long term economic benefits...There is just one problem. It doesn’t happen to be true.
•Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust •How to Save Water-Starved Cities •Water may reshape energy industry •Analysis: China: High and dry •Stressed Ecosystems Leaving Humanity High and Dry
Michigan may be known as the home of the Motor City, but there are more than a few folks here who enjoy traveling by bicycle.
To international media that love dramatic footage, the eruption of protests about the fate of Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park – and the government’s violent repression – seems overblown. Tear gas and gunfire over some trees and greenery?
When you think of the important places in the social life of your community, what comes to mind? Parks, squares, street corners, libraries, schools—these are common answers in many cities.
Never in my life have I been so happy to see New Mexico’s blue skies...That’s how I felt after a nearly two-week visit to China in May...
Good news! Two Friday nights ago the universe answered my plea for help in locating a new source of honey bees.
Detropia stirs anxiety and disorientation among its viewers through poignant visuals of the desolate and denuded cityscape blended with the accounts of Detroiters. But what are we to learn from this surfacing of collective dread?
The name of the popular American television series "Mad Men"comes from the nickname given to those who worked in New York City's advertising agencies in the 1950s. The nickname came from the advertising profession itself whose members felt that one had to be a little mad to work on Madison Avenue.
•Oil guru says US shale revolution is 'temporary' •A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit •Analysis - Oil executives tune out the call of the wild Arctic •The delayed oil impact of the 'Arab spring'
Joshua Farley (USA) in Dialogue with Ugo Mattei (Italy) discuss “Natural Resource Governance: Between Revolution and Reform”.
•My manifesto for rewilding the world •Decline in biodiversity of farmed plants, animals gathering pace •Ecology Lessons From the Cold War
The Internet represents a different way of ‘organizing’ (though that word doesn’t quite fit) a huge system. Instead of a hierarchy, it is what Jon Husband has coined a “wirearchy” — a vast network of egalitarian networks.
In a food system where meat production is typically hidden from the public’s view, Marin Sun aims to shed light on all the steps from pasture to plate. “Transparency is an incredibly important part of this process,” said Danny Kramer, one of our tour guides and Marin Sun’s Chief Operations Officer.
“If we do commit a sin owning slaves,” said one Alabama slaveholder in 1835, “it is certainly one which is attended with great conveniences.” You can say the same thing about using energy from fossil fuels — it may be immoral, but it sure is handy. And that’s the conundrum that Andrew Nikiforuk examines in The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude.
We are now forced to address the legality of ecological exploitation if we are to achieve the high law of morality to protect our ecosphere.
While austerity measures are now an everyday reality for most Greeks, for an increasing number of people resourcefulness, problem solving and action have replaced anger and frustration.
A person might wonder how images of a bunch of mirrors in a desert would yield beautiful – and important – photography. Welcome to the work of Jamey Stillings. In January 2013, our friends at the Forward Thinking Museum launched a gorgeous permanent online exhibit of Jamey Stilling’s images of the ongoing construction of the Ivanpah Solar project in the Mojave Desert.