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America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Resilience.org - September 15, 2014 - 3:49am

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be a mistake in that headline.

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Are we on the path of 'Limits to Growth'?

Resilience.org - September 15, 2014 - 3:00am

Researchers are finding that the business-as-usual scenario in the 1972 "Limits to Growth" study is unfolding before our eyes. Will reality follow that scenario further into the beginning of industrial decline this decade?

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Structuring our Beloved Communities?

Resilience.org - September 12, 2014 - 2:11am

In the early days of the US civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. used the phrase “Beloved Community” to describe the kind of change he was working towards.

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The Revenge of the Circulating Fan

Resilience.org - September 12, 2014 - 12:53am

Cooling people by increasing local airflow is at least ten times more energy efficient than refrigerating the air in a given space, and it also adds the benefit of a personally controlled thermal environment.

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Tiny Textiles’ Big Philosophy

Resilience.org - September 12, 2014 - 12:30am

...each Tiny Textiles piece embodies the fibershed, from the soil of the pastured wool, to the seeds of an urban dye garden, and the spirit of the artist herself.

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Resilience Roundup - Sept 11

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 10:53am

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

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Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 6:15am

Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels.

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A New Economy is Emerging

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 6:03am

Sandy tells of localism, emergence, a new type of financial system, and more...

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Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 5:56am

ALBA is one of a growing number of “incubator farms” across the United States dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.

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Demands for the People's Climate March and Beyond: Introducing the Pledge To Mobilize

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 5:51am

The lack of demands at the People's Climate March is a golden opportunity. We, the marchers, will determine the demands.

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Technological Superstitions

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 3:51am

Mutatis mutandis, that’s what happened to most of the other grand visions of transformative technological progress that were proclaimed so enthusiastically over the last century or so.

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Peak oil notes - Sept 11

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 3:38am

A mid-week update. So far this week, oil prices in New York and London continued the collapse that has been going on since mid-June.

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The "Upstream" Story that Hasn't Been Told

Resilience.org - September 11, 2014 - 3:31am

We changed our name to emphasize that critical environmental solutions to reducing environmental impacts of products – manufactured goods and food – lie “upstream” of consumers, before purchase.

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Mass. Judge Proclaims Climate Urgency in Ruling that Frees Lobster Boat Blockade Activists

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:38am

A pair of climate activists prepared to invoke climate change as their defense were spared the effort Monday when the prosecuting district attorney did it for them.

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Power Hungry

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:35am

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known as a 'big thinker' when it comes to energy. But in his country's case, could thinking big be a huge mistake?

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Public Art Foundation Turns 1

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:33am

These action-oriented folks bring “artists, funders, and dreamers” together to turn eastside Indianapolis neighborhoods (such as mine!) into public art havens.

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Five steps for a high well-being society

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:31am

It’s now eight years since David Cameron first declared that “it's time we focused not just on GDP, but on GWB - general well-being” and in that time the UK has become a global leader by measuring national well-being – but we have yet to make the leap from measurement to action.

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The Power of Asset-based Approaches

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 6:29am

From the moment you were born, you have been accumulating an incredible array of assets.

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McKibben to Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 2:30am

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin.

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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Resilience.org - September 10, 2014 - 2:27am

The goal now is to direct that energy toward protecting seed libraries, which are a cornerstone in efforts to foster the genetic diversity of food and strengthen food security.

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