Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, but I suspect for most people reading it today the information would be fresh, enlightening, and alarming.
If the controversial northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is approved and built, the resulting amount of carbon emitted into earth’s atmosphere could be up to four times greater than the U.S. State Department estimated, a new scientific paper shows.
Vitamin K2 deficiency is likely a huge issue throughout modern society by virtue of the low quality foods that pervade our food system, and I hope that research on this important vitamin is made available in the near future to better guide us towards more cost-effective sources of this nutrient.
After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a community seed library, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law.
Is it possible that we could get where we want to be and ship our goods where they need to go without any use of fossil fuels?
County Commissioner Barbara Cross said about the potential risk, “Agri-terrorism is a very, very real scenario,” she said. “Protecting and maintaining the food sources of America is an overwhelming challenge...so you’ve got agri-tourism on one side and agri-terrorism on the other.”
Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting?
Over the past few years, we've tracked the success of Farmland LP, a fund created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.
What is holding Ireland back from becoming more sustainable?
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CEOs of companies engaged in shale gas and tight oil drilling are undoubtedly aware of what’s going on in their own balance sheets, hype is an essential part of their business model.
What we need is a device that can suck toxins out of the soil and either turn them into something harmless, or concentrate them in something lightweight and removable.
The affinity cluster is the funamental natural unit of the human species. Gang kids call it the fam. Workplaces use work groups or committees. Revolutionaries convene cells.
It has long been my contention that one of the chief symptoms of the age of constraints we have now entered would be the decline of public health systems globally.
Toxic algae like the kind that fouled Toledo’s water supply are on the rise due to Big Ag and climate change. But we can learn from them, too.
Nearly half the UK is now open to fracking. The latest onshore oil and gas licensing round opened up most of England and the Midland Valley of Scotland for applications to drill...
Though death is an inevitable part of life, do we really act as if we know we’re going to die?
A powerhouse organization promoting economic justice, Cooperation Jackson was born of a need to transform the state, in particular its capital and largest city, Jackson.
The term ‘holistic’, means something characterised by the belief that the individual parts of a system are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
Americans are now receiving unsubtle messages from the universe that perhaps we have reached our limits, and it is time to stop trying to grow the economy.