While buying food produced nearby can reduce the amount of fuel burned in food transport, another wrinkle worth adding to food distribution discussions revolves around what type of food is being transported, particularly whether it's calorie dense, animal-derived food or more calorie diffuse foods such as vegetables and fruit.
A quiet revolution is rumbling through New York's municipal offices as they retool to support the creation of worker cooperatives as a way to fight poverty.
Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.
The tall, old black oak had split right down the middle of its deep, wide trunk.
As California endures what may be its driest and hottest year on record, farmers and farmworkers have been among those most heavily hit by the drought.
What do we really want our communities to look like?
Can the climate change story be told better in pictures? Two recent books attempt just that.
Mark, founder of City Repair, helps create gathering places with projects like the famous painted street intersections. Brandy, founder of O.U.R. Ecovillage, discusses overcoming regulatory hurdles like narrow zoning laws by working with agencies to find innovative solutions.
Extreme weather brought on by climate change will affect each community differently.
Economic Direct Democracy is a radical manifesto for change that is, above all, sensible.
Food is an intimate commodity. It is bought, sold, and controlled just like any other, but what makes it so personal is that it is wrapped up in deeply individual and cultural values.
With diminishing returns, the economy is, in effect, becoming less and less efficient, instead of becoming more and more efficient.
Arizona, the sunniest state in the U.S., is 3.2% solar and 40-50% coal...what?! It's a shining example of how broken the electricity system is...
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Very few people will read this book without bristling at least once at things Greer says...which I regard as one of its virtues.
The coal industry has achieved stunning growth in the last decade, largely due to increased demand in China. But big changes in China’s economy and its policies are expected to put an end to coal’s big boom.
Exactingly empirical and deeply multidisciplinary, Capital is an extremely important contribution to the study of economics and inequality over the last few centuries. But because it fails to address the real limits on growth—namely our ecological crisis—it can’t be a roadmap for the next.
With great fanfare...[it] was announced on March 10, 2014 that overall transit ridership in 2013 was the highest since 1956.
The question of whether locally distributed food requires more or less fuel in its delivery revolves around how we define local.