While the title of the new British government report Innovation: Managing Risk, Not Avoiding It sounds cheery, the news it contained about fracking, among other environmentally dubious technologies, was anything but.
Food security in cities is more a matter of access to food than the availability of food.
A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine
I have sometimes been asked "if you had a prime time TV advertising slot to promote Transition, what would you put on it?"
What is ‘the sharing economy’? This is a term that is being hotly contested and debated right now, both in the media and among leading thinkers and practitioners.
“It’s a cultural paradox,” said Dorn. “With lots of fertile soil, forests, water, and capable people, why can’t we make an independent, abundant living once more?”
The real story is one of thousands of years of accelerating population growth, ruthless greed, countless wars, enormous suffering, and catastrophic ecocide.
Maybe the true act of love for our planet, our home, is to repaint, tidy the garden, repair the torn pants, patch the jacket, sweep the sidewalk, bake some bread and give it to the neighbors. Maybe less can still be more. Maybe less is still abundance.
To paraphrase Mark Twain: Rumors of OPEC's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
The UK’s nuclear plans looked even shakier this week as Areva, shareholder and designer of the planned new Hinkley C reactors, saw its shares plunge following financial problems caused by its long delayed nuclear reactor in Finland.
As the 21st century unfolds it is increasingly clear that we are entering more deeply into times of travail.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
A midweek update. Oil prices continued to fall this week setting four-year lows before closing on Wednesday at $73.69 in New York and $77.75 in London.
Every human society likes to think that its core cultural and intellectual projects, whatever those happen to be, are the be-all and end-all of human existence.
Ten things that farmer Brian Miller is grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Let’s cultivate fermented food not only because it’s healthy, but for the wonderfully rich diversity of flavors!
While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons of water.
Now in its fifth year, SELC is a driving force for the new economy, doing pioneering work around worker cooperatives, home-based food businesses, alternative currencies, legal guides for sharing, legal apprenticeships, accessible legal cafes, renewable energy, the commons, seed libraries and more.
This year I learned how to use a European scythe for mowing and trimming.
"Marx said the opium of the masses was religion. For the USA, it's Netflix and Wal-Mart."