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The Teatro Valle Occupation Ends -- and a New Theater Commons Begins

Resilience.org - August 12, 2014 - 6:33am

The proposed privatization of the grand public theater in Rome, Teatro Valle, has been defeated...

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The Original Common Core: Why Aren’t We Teaching Rachel Carson in Schools?

Resilience.org - August 12, 2014 - 6:30am

Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, but I suspect for most people reading it today the information would be fresh, enlightening, and alarming.

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Keystone XL’s Climate Impact Could Be Four Times Greater Than State Department Claimed

Resilience.org - August 12, 2014 - 6:27am

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.

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Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Vitamin K

Resilience.org - August 12, 2014 - 6:25am

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.

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Just How "Legal" Are Seed Libraries?

Resilience.org - August 12, 2014 - 6:21am

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.

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Could BC Become a 100% Renewable Energy Region?: Transportation

Resilience.org - August 12, 2014 - 4:24am

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?

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Pennsylvania Seed Library seen as encouraging "agriterrorism"

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 5:00am

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.”

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Sowing the Seeds of a New Economy

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 4:52am

Practical alternative economic models are rapidly taking shape in practice in Catalonia. Are the indignados finally harvesting?

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Creating Value by Improving the Land

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 4:46am

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.

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Community Energy in Ireland: Societal Aspects

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 4:37am

What is holding Ireland back from becoming more sustainable?

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Peak Oil Review - Aug 11

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 4:35am

 A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Ukraine, The Briefs.

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Blame the Environmentalists

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 2:58am

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.

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Using plants to clean contaminated soil

Resilience.org - August 11, 2014 - 1:46am

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.

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By the dozen

Resilience.org - August 10, 2014 - 11:00am

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.

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Ebola and the weak link of public health

Resilience.org - August 10, 2014 - 8:24am

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.

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Algae: Friend or Foe?

Resilience.org - August 8, 2014 - 4:28am

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.

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Energy Crunch: Avoiding a new dash for gas

Resilience.org - August 8, 2014 - 4:22am

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...

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Dying Wisdom

Resilience.org - August 8, 2014 - 4:21am

Though death is an inevitable part of life, do we really act as if we know we’re going to die?

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How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S.

Resilience.org - August 8, 2014 - 4:14am

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.

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Putting Grasslands to Work

Resilience.org - August 8, 2014 - 4:12am

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.

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