Resilience

In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist

Resilience.org - March 14, 2014 - 4:58am

As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change.

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Local resilience and empowerment: Molly Scott-Cato on the Bristol Pound and economic change

Resilience.org - March 14, 2014 - 4:45am

As an environmentalist there’s an awful lot you can get involved in that’s about protesting or campaigning, but it’s quite unusual to have something you can actually do which goes right to the heart of your everyday life and which makes a huge difference.

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The Creation of Society's Shared Hallucinations

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 11:02pm

Our social reality is a combined construct of what we directly observe, what others tell us directly, and the parallel realities created by the media.

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Permablitz – A Blitzkrieg of Permaculture Awesomeness

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 5:58am

In essence, Permablitzes are community gatherings where groups of volunteers descend on a site for a weekend to build, implement, teach, and learn Permaculture design through direct action...

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Nader on Senate’s Climate Stance, "Insanity" of U.S. Nukes, & Why Obama’s Min. Wage Hike Falls Short

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 5:35am

"It’s not worth the risk in order just to boil water. That’s what the nuclear plants are all built for."

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Alberta Regulator Quietly Halts Steam Bitumen Mining Near Fort Mac

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 5:13am

The Alberta energy regulator has suspended the fastest-growing source of bitumen production around Fort McMurray due to concerns about fracturing the region’s cap rock.

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Building a movement for change: Positive Money

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 4:13am

The first day of March is not only St David’s Day, but it’s also the day in 1946 when the Bank of England was nationalised. It was appropriate therefore, that Positive Money should convene its fourth Conference on Saturday 1st March 2014 at the Conway Hall, London.

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Our Heroes: Cole Desmond of Chicken Little Farm

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 3:45am

Over the winter, Ecocentric interviewed farmers across the country from our Eat Well Guide in an effort to highlight both the challenges and triumphs of sustainable farmers across the country. Join us as we delve in to discover what it means to be a farmer in the 21st century.

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Peak oil notes

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 3:08am

 A midweek update. New York oil prices continued to fall steadily this week on growth in US crude stocks and weaker economic data from the US and China.

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The Crocodiles of Reality

Resilience.org - March 13, 2014 - 2:44am

I’ve suggested in several previous posts that the peak oil debate may be approaching a turning point—one of those shifts in the collective conversation in which topics that have been shut out for years or decades finally succeed in crashing the party, and other topics that have gotten more than their quota of attention during that time get put out to pasture or sent to the glue factory.

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Grazing Animals Could Save Biodiversity in Over-Fertilized Grasslands Worldwide

Resilience.org - March 12, 2014 - 5:18am

A study of grasslands on six continents suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies.

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Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

Resilience.org - March 12, 2014 - 4:52am

The World Bank, IMF, local and national government etc. already set the rules of the game. These rules have mostly been rigged in favour of globalised corporations.

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Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains

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

Last month a small but vocal group gathered on the steps of Seattle's city hall to demand greater restrictions on the controversial transportation of oil by railway tanker through the Northwest. This was the latest action in the larger movement of opposition to trains carrying fossil fuels through Washington.

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LA Time Banks Create Small Business Loan Fund

Resilience.org - March 12, 2014 - 3:57am

The ASECO Community Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF) is the first ever small business micro-loan program funded by, managed, and benefiting a time bank.

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Joseph Sax's Quest: Legal Protection for Collective Interests

Resilience.org - March 12, 2014 - 3:43am

“How come there’s no public dimension to natural resource law, and the public who uses these areas and actually owns most of them doesn’t have a say in what goes on?”

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Faces Protests Over Fracking as Epic Drought Looms

Resilience.org - March 12, 2014 - 2:38am

California Gov. Jerry Brown is having a hard time maintaining his green image.

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Saving the local slaughterhouse

Resilience.org - March 12, 2014 - 2:24am

While the demand for local, organic, grass-fed, and humanely raised meat has grown in recent years, dwindling access to regional slaughtering and processing facilities has created a bottleneck for bringing such meats to market.

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Ukraine: Challenging the pipelines narrative

Resilience.org - March 11, 2014 - 9:56am

As a former correspondent in Kiev, Moscow and Georgia I find the attempt to link the Ukraine conflict with pipelines and natural resources is highly debatable.

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Cropmobster: Connecting the Dots Between Farms, Food Waste and Hunger

Resilience.org - March 11, 2014 - 8:09am

Perched along the rolling hills of Coastal Sonoma County, Bloomfield Farms spreads out across 50 acres, close to 40 of which are thick with kale, chard, heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, potatoes and more.

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By the way, your home is on fire

Resilience.org - March 11, 2014 - 7:51am

The moral of this story: people in power and bureaucrats seem exceptionally obtuse when it comes to recognizing that the world has changed and the old rules no longer apply.

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