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Large Methane Leaks Highlight Ongoing Risk to Climate

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-04 18:05

A new study of the recent methane leak in Aliso Canyon, California confirms that it was the largest methane leak in US history.

Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-04 17:45

Because of disputes over land, access to green space, and equal rights to the city, urban gardens have become a symbol of community activism and empowerment...

Craft Beer vs. Budweiser: How Small-Brewers Are Winning Back the Neighborhood

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 22:16

Since the beginning, craft beer has been about community.

Peak Oil Review: a Midweek Update - 3 March

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 22:15

A midweek update. Oil prices have been firm for the last few weeks on hopes that oil producers would cut production enough to bring supply and demand back into balance.

Meet India's Female "Seed Guardians" Pioneering Organic Farming

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 20:05

Bring up the topic of seeds and Nabita Goud sits up a little straighter and begins to talk animatedly.

New Age Farming Is Not About “Going Back” To the Land

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 19:57

All that a contented life requires on these farms is the ability and knowledge to enjoy life without having a lot of money to spend.

Planting a million trees for Malawi

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 19:47
We will continue to plant the trees together with Malawi’s communities, and we have a joint responsibility to see they survive.

How to Grow a Local Job-Rich Economy

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 19:33

At a time when huge debates are raging over all the subsidies required by the 1 per cent of the business elite, Michael Shuman is working to shift public attention to the other, ultimately more positive, side of the picture...

Why Globalization Reaches Limits

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 19:22

We have been living in a world of rapid globalization, but this is not a condition that we can expect to continue indefinitely.

Drinking water and Democracy: Tale of Two Cities

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 18:55

The tragic situation in Flint is in many ways a cautionary tale of democracy subverted, one that ties directly to the United States’ refusal to recognize basic human rights such as the right to water.

Transition Streets: Local Government, Renters, and the Magic of Meeting Your Neighbors

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 01:25

A couple of weeks ago, Transition US convened a handful of courageous and inspired community leaders who are implementing Transition Streets in neighborhoods across the US: Sacramento and Berkeley CA; Bozeman, MT; Charlottesville, VA; and the Catskills, NY. We were very excited to hear about their successes and innovations, and wanted to share some of our takeaways with you.

Three Wacky Accounting Numbers for LNG and Shale Gas

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-03 01:20

Three things don't add up in the British Columbia budget when it comes to declining revenues from the battered shale gas industry and its non-existent cousin, the province's liquefied natural gas fantasy.

When is Capitalism not Capitalism?

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-02 19:41

As used by right-wing apologists for “free market capitalism” (an oxymoron if ever there was one), capitalism is the source of everything good in the world — but also something that never existed.

In Istanbul’s Ancient Gardens, A Battle for Future Harvests

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-02 19:21

Development pressures are threatening Istanbul's centuries-old gardens, which have produced food for the city's markets since Byzantine times. A coalition of gardeners and environmentalists is fighting to preserve them.

My Personal Burnout Audit

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-02 19:16

In the same spirit that George Monbiot publishes his 'Registry of Interests' showing who pays him to do what, I am going to attempt an honest evaluation... of how I manage balance and burnout in my own life.

The 2016 garden: a year of transition

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-02 19:04

Now it’s time to share with you my plans for the 2016 garden.

Review: The Age of Consequences by Courtney White

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-02 18:45

White strives to show how small, practical steps like these, rather than ever-more-grandiose advancements in industrial-age technology, are the real answer to meeting the calamities before us.

Insect Hotels

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-01 22:33

Placing an insect hotel in the garden increases the chances that beneficial insects will naturally visit your garden.

Why Family Farms Must be Protected

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-01 22:29

With the UK rapidly losing its traditional farming culture, groups like the FFA and the Land Workers Alliance (LWA) see protecting smaller farms as a priority.

Andreas Weber’s “Biology of Wonder”: Aliveness as a Force of Evolution and the Commons

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-01 21:19

Drawing upon a rich body of scientific research, Weber outlines a different story of evolution, one in which living organisms are inherently expressive and creative in a struggle to both compete and cooperate.

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