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Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 4:32am

In recent years, people have applied the CSA idea to other types of goods and services such as dining out, microbrews, and even fish. It’s a system that works for both producers and consumers.

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Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 4:29am

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks.

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To Cook or Not To Cook: The Question of Acrylamide

Resilience.org - September 9, 2014 - 1:51am

Acrylamide is produced in food when the amino acid asparagine reacts with sugar, particularly glucose, when heated above 248 degrees Fahrenheit...

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Quite Possibly the Dumbest Thing the Mustache Ever Wrote

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 11:21am

Over the weekend The New York Times published what could very well be the dumbest column Thomas Friedman has ever written.

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Tada! 10-Day Local Food Challenge Begins

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 6:08am

Simply put, in October you’re invited to join an experiment: can you, for just 10 days, eat only what grows within 100 miles of your home?

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Peak Oil Review - Sept 8

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 5:34am

A weekly update, including: -Oil and the Global Economy. -The Middle East & North Africa, -Ukraine, -Quote of the Week, -The Briefs

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"We crackle to life in nature"

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 5:25am
I don’t think we’re so powerful that we could wipe out nature, but I think we’re powerful enough to wipe ourselves out.
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When rebuilding is a vital option

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 4:58am

Small communities of determined people who are committed to a way of life, can turn abandonment into vitality, ruins into homes, and inactivity in shared wealth.

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Ferguson Falls Apart

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 4:56am

What happened in Ferguson could happen where you live, for while race and poverty are important, this tragedy seems to have fed off more pervasive flaws in the culture.

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Get ready for farms in cities, from skyscrapers to vacant lots

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 4:25am

With all cultivation, it’s like the old Buddhist saying, “Chop wood, carry water.” Or maybe in this case it’s “Seed, weed, and carry water.”

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A Rural Rebirth, One Ag Business at a Time

Resilience.org - September 8, 2014 - 2:43am

This is rural revitalization, one small ag business at a time.

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The more uncertain we are, the more careful we should be

Resilience.org - September 7, 2014 - 6:49am

It is a staple of apologists for the chemical and fossil fuel industries to say, "We have no proof that what you are talking about is dangerous." Let me restate that in probabilistic terms: "We are highly uncertain about the harm of what you are talking about."

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Energy Crunch: on the edge?

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 5:59am

Our energy and climate systems are being pushed to the edge. With global supplies entering a new era of insecurity, the scramble to prop up business as usual has intensified.

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Nesting Instinct

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 5:33am

It was Elinor Ostrom who began to speak of nestedness as one of the key components of a successful co-governance of the commons.

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Oil is Back!

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 4:48am

Despite what you may think, Americans, on average, are driving more miles every day, not fewer, filling ever more fuel tanks with ever more gasoline, and evidently feeling ever less bad about it.

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Let's Be Perfectly Clear

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 4:47am

In a 2007 Skidmore College museum exhibit titled Molecules That Matter, the exhibit’s curators noted that we are never more than three feet away from something plastic.

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Money as a Commons

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 4:45am

From one particular point of view – that of money as private property – the idea that money could be treated as a Common Pool Resource (CPR) [1] seems patently absurd.

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Three Limits to Growth

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 4:44am

As production (real GDP) grows, its marginal utility declines, because we satisfy our most important needs first.

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Keeping Your Cool in a World on Fire

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 4:43am

All over the world, there are waves of distress, anxiety, and depression, which are based on circumstance and not merely on brain chemistry gone awry... What are more useful perspectives to get through the night here at the possible end of days?

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How to Be Curious About the Green Revolution

Resilience.org - September 5, 2014 - 2:17am

In order to be able to think that the Green Revolution worked, much has been forgotten.

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