•The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it •Limits to Investment •Alive in the Sunshine
On Monday, March 24, I leave on a trip to witness an event I never thought I’d see: the Colorado River flowing through its delta toward the sea.
In 2004, Kathy Voth had an out-of-the-box idea: teach cows to eat weeds.
Our communities are dynamic ecosystems composed of natural resources, brick and mortar infrastructure, and complex social systems that we constantly alter through human actions.
A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, The Ukrainian Situation, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.
In this essay I’ll present data on the energy intensity of animal- and plant-derived foods and hopefully contribute to a constructive dialog about what we ought to eat and how we ought to be producing it.
The second in a 3-part series of teleseminars on economic transformation. Only a fundamental shift in the design of the monetary and banking systems will allow for a viable way of addressing increasing inequality, the mounting problem of public and private debt and make possible a shift towards a sustainable steady-state economy that works for everybody and is compatible with environmental stewardship.
For those who thought the 'fracking' issue was just about water pollution and earthquakes, Richard Heinberg's Snake Oilmight be a little perplexing.
Power is nothing without control. And, usually, control seems to run out before power.
The nature of property insurance, with premiums reliant on projections of future claims and financial market performance, will pull forward the societal effects of climate change and energy constraints.
•How Power Generation Threatens Water Supplies, And Climate Change Threatens Both •Dry Fields, Dirty Water •The Thirsty West: What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas •World’s 18 Most Water-Stressed Rivers •Sandra Postel: Are Americans Facing Reality About Water?
The sharing phenomenon is turning the traditional business model on its head across sectors from transportation to hotels and tourism, and everything in between.
•Climate Risks as Conclusive as Link between Smoking and Lung Cancer •The New 400ppm World: CO2 Measurements at Mauna Loa Continue to Climb •Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy •Newly Discovered Greenland Melting Could Accelerate Sea-Level Rise •Why We Must Divest From Fossil Fuels: A Student’s Open Letter to Harvard President Drew Faust •Exxon agrees to disclose ‘unburnable carbon’ reservesI•saac Cordals incredible tiny sculptures offer a chilling view of climate change
People come to Alberta to make a killing in the oil fields, not a living. And that sense of entitlement pervades the province.
Student and activist groups have been urging universities to take a stand against climate change by divesting from companies that produce oil, natural gas, or coal. In a Yale Environment 360 debate, activist Bob Massie makes the case for divestment as a necessary tool in pushing for action on climate, while economist Robert Stavins argues it would be merely symbolic and have little effect.
Slow Money is about asking people to consider the costs and benefits associated with the production of our food.
East-West tensions spiralled to levels not seen since the end of the cold war as Russia annexed Crimea this week.
Has the climate debate stalled? Does extreme weather in the UK mean we’re talking about it more or less?
Two weeks ago we discussed the impact that the polar vortex was having on our natural gas supplies and noted that our stocks of natural gas were already 500 billion cubic feet below where they should be for this time of year.
How should Transition initiatives in communities hit by extreme weather talk about climate change with their neighbours?