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Understanding Economies of Scale

Resilience.org - August 22, 2014 - 5:02am

And again I come back to my central (but evolving) thesis: permaculture is failing because we are only practicing one part of it effectively.

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Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Resilience.org - August 22, 2014 - 5:01am

Inequality and poverty are suddenly hot topics, not only in the United States but also across the globe.

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Beekeeping Takes Flight at Sea-Tac Airport

Resilience.org - August 22, 2014 - 2:35am

Raising bees around Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport.

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Could BC Become a 100% Renewable Energy Region?: Trucking, Ships and Planes

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 9:30am

How can we switch BC’s freight transportation from diesel and gasoline to 100% renewable energy?

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The Permaculture Fail

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 6:04am

I write this not to be discouraging or defeatist, but to impress upon you that it is time we started creating the socio-economic models that will make permaculture successful.

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Resilience Roundup - Aug 21

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 5:40am

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

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Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 5:29am

It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis.

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Living in the Green

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 4:24am

My day nearly always starts with a reluctant rise into consciousness triggered by my churning gut. I can feel the adrenaline pumping before I open my eyes and when I finally wake up fully, I’m filled with a nagging anxiousness.

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Towards a New Co-Existence: On Reframing Our Ecological Crises

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 4:23am

How we think about and talk about ecological crises and our role in them form the structures of our responses.

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Peak oil notes - Aug 21

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 4:10am

 A mid-week update. After falling for two days, oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after the weekly stocks report showed an unexpectedly large increase in US refinery utilization and a drop of 4.5 million barrels in US crude inventories.

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Heading Toward The Sidewalk

Resilience.org - August 21, 2014 - 2:51am

Talking about historical change is one thing when the changes under discussion are at some convenient remove in the past or the future. It’s quite another when the changes are already taking place.

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Channeling rage into change, from Watts to Ferguson

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 7:27am

As news of the protests surrounding Mike Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Mo., has circulated, many have noted an eerie coincidence: last week also marked the 49th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles...

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Grandmothers lead U.K.-wide wave of direct action against fracking

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 6:34am

On a U.K.-wide day of action on Monday, anti-frackers locked-on to gates to defend planned fracking sites and occupied fracking companies.

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Can we leverage common assets to reduce inequality?

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 6:07am

Everybody talks a lot about economic inequality, but there don’t seem to be many credible proposals out there, let alone ones that have political legs.

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The Jargonaut: What’s a Rossby Wave?

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 5:25am

This is the year of obscure atmospheric phenomenon.

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Shedding light on a gas patch blackout

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 5:17am

When a friend recently asked me how work was going, I told him about an investigative research project that Earthworks was finishing up. He responded with a quote by writer Kurt Vonnegut: “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do the maintenance.”

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Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Magnesium

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 4:15am

The last nutrient I'll focus on in this series is magnesium, which, like iron and calcium, is a mineral rather than a vitamin, and it serves a range of purposes in our bodies.

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A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 4:12am

Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits

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Harvests from Hemp Heroes

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 3:09am

An earlier blog post..discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based alternative to our current resource-intensive fiber industries.

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The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 2

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 4:47am

This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition movement avoid the pain, hardship, and conflict historically associated with significant social movements...?

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