A new book argues that death threats and abuse illustrate how climate change messengers are being demonised in a way that is without parallel in the history of science.
Since 2010 the government has made great strides in measuring population wellbeing. The question now is how to use that data, and other evidence on wellbeing, to create better policies.
While the growth of cooperatives in a wide variety of industries is promising, the bar for social transformation needs to be, and has been, raised.
Whether or not a ban on fracking is favored by the American people is still up for debate after reviewing this year’s election season.
In the face of peak oil and in order to curb carbon emissions, methods of farming that depend less on oil and natural gas, respectively to run machinery and to make synthetic fertilizers, must be sought.
As we wring our hands at inaction on a national food security strategy, climate change or biodiversity protection, it’s easy to focus on the timidity of key decision makers in business and government.
In modern economic thought, efficiency is paramount. The goal of economic systems, and entities within those systems, is to maximize efficiency.
There were no doubt celebrations last week in the boardrooms of corporations that own patents to the world's genetically engineered crops. Proposals to label foods containing these crops--commonly called GMOs for genetically modified organisms--were defeated soundly in Colorado and barely in Oregon.
Paul Hawken on his path from civil rights activist to environmental champion to gardening guru, and what it will to take to make real social change.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change.
How much money, effort and time must be wasted in the service of feeding today's GMO escalation trap? By the time one side wins, society will have lost.
We need to learn how to earn, save and invest a new kind of coin. Consider BEETCOIN.
Eventually, production must go down: there will still be oil that could be, theoretically, extracted, but that we won't be able to afford to extract. This is the essence of the concept of depletion.
The Community Empowerment Bill needs to be seen as part of a wider portfolio of measures designed to invest local people with more resource and opportunities to have greater control over their communities
In keeping with the Dutch traditions of cycling and pragmatism, an off-the-grid, solar-powered, cargo e-trikes logistical delivery service has been born.
Rebuilding the market was a top priority not only because of its vital role in the local economy, but also because of its symbolic value—representing the strength and resilience of the community.
Deep breaths, everyone. The midterm election didn't exactly go how many people hoped...Here are six local elections that got us excited.
A mid-week update. The great oil crash of 2014 continued this week with New York futures trading below $76 a barrel for a time on Tuesday before rebounding to close Wednesday at $78.67.
Being a local relational eater in a consumerist world takes courage and commitment. A lot of it.