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David Harvey: the crisis of capitalism this time around

Resilience.org - March 28, 2014 - 4:02am

Crises are essential to the reproduction of capitalism.

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On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

Resilience.org - March 28, 2014 - 3:38am

When Alberta’s oil sands industry marked its 40th anniversary in 2007, one statistic stood out among the many that measure economic success and environmental impact: Not a single acre of mined land had been certified as being "reclaimed" to government standards.

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Searching for alternatives 4: Transition

Resilience.org - March 28, 2014 - 3:17am

"...the moment of social transformation is when people look each other in the eyes."

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Captain Erikson's Equation

Resilience.org - March 27, 2014 - 5:21pm

The one readily available way around the harsh economic impacts of fossil fuel depletion is the one that Gunnar Erikson tried, but did not live to complete—the strategy of keeping an older technology in use, or bringing a defunct technology back into service, while there’s still enough wealth sloshing across the decks of the industrial economy to make it relatively easy to do so.

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What climate "injustice" means for poorer communities

Resilience.org - March 27, 2014 - 3:55am

While the ecological and infrastructure impacts of climate change are becoming ever more self-evident, what about the social impacts?

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Export Stupidity

Resilience.org - March 27, 2014 - 3:49am

If the US could supply Europe with large amounts of fuel, that would reduce the Continent’s dependency on Russia while depriving Putin of needed revenues.

 

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Peak oil notes - March 27

Resilience.org - March 27, 2014 - 3:33am

A mid-week update. New York oil futures climbed back to a close Wednesday just above $100 a barrel this week while London oil has held around $107.

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Skillsharing: What's is all about?

Resilience.org - March 27, 2014 - 3:20am

A skillshare is the quintessential Sharing Economy creation.

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Ukraine Crisis Highlights Ugly Global Energy Truths

Resilience.org - March 27, 2014 - 3:15am

Anyone who thinks the crisis now unsettling Ukraine is purely about a people's quest for democracy and "the madness" of Vladimir Putin would be mistaken.

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Captain Erikson's Equation

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 5:21pm

The one readily available way around the harsh economic impacts of fossil fuel depletion is the one that Gunnar Erikson tried, but did not live to complete—the strategy of keeping an older technology in use, or bringing a defunct technology back into service, while there’s still enough wealth sloshing across the decks of the industrial economy to make it relatively easy to do so.

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World crude production 2013 without shale oil is back to 2005 levels

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 11:30am

Unnoticed by the mainstream media, US shale oil covers up a recent decline of crude oil production of 1.5 mb/d in the rest of world (using data up to Oct 2013).

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Soil To The Rescue

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 8:36am

Could the answer to our environmental problems be under our feet? Interview with Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet

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On Participatory Economics and What Must Be Done

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 6:41am

Gar Alperowitz and Michael Albert compare and contrast their work on democracy, economic justice.

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How Sustainable is Digital Fabrication?

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 4:47am

Digital fabrication is praised as the future of manufacturing. While CNC machines have been embraced by many...it's important to consider the very high energy use of digital machine tools.

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Cloud Commuting

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 3:34am

A two-year project in Belgium proposes new relationships between people, goods, energy, equipment, spaces, and value. Its design objective: a networked mobility ecosystem.

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My Environmentalism will be Intersectional or it will be bullshit

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 3:33am

The environmental movement will never save the planet unless it actively focusses its ire clearly on those who are most to blame for the crisis - the powerful.

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A Very Heartfelt Fiber Farm

Resilience.org - March 26, 2014 - 3:03am

Vineyard grazing is popular in Europe, where goats and sheep can be seen nibbling down grass in public parks and private holdings, and is quickly growing in popularity here in the States.

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Why You Shouldn’t Applaud Exxon’s Decision To Disclose Climate Change Risks

Resilience.org - March 25, 2014 - 7:13am

A climate victory will come when Exxon — the second-biggest corporate carbon polluter in the world — actually makes a real commitment to diversify, and take responsibility for its own contribution to climate change.

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New UN Report Is Cautious On Making Climate Predictions

Resilience.org - March 25, 2014 - 5:34am

Batten down the hatches; fill the grain stores; raise the flood defenses. We cannot know exactly what is coming, but it will probably be nasty...

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Fracking headlines

Resilience.org - March 25, 2014 - 5:16am

•Is shale running short on ‘PowerBars’? •Here’s where all the US shale oil and gas wells are – map •Oil and gas majors now cutting back in U.S. shale gas fields •Are we fit to frack? •Fracking: the surprising new proving ground for water technologies •Why Your Next Plastic Bottle Will Be Made From Shale Gas •US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds •Checkmate for cheap unconventional gas •Oil well safety warning for fracking

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