David Hughes Weighs In on The Fracking Fallacy Debate - December 29, 2014 - 2:54am

The Fracking Fallacy debate is important because it casts doubt on the reliability of government estimates of our natural gas supply.  If U.S. gas production is in decline by the early 2020s as described in the Nature article, or sooner as I suspect, then important policy decisions about the export of natural gas and the retirement of coal-fired electric power plants have been based on questionable information.

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Heft Notes: Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything" - December 28, 2014 - 2:27pm

Detailed summary of this important new book on how to combat climate change.

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Five energy surprises for 2015: The possible and the improbable - December 28, 2014 - 9:53am

There is an outside chance that one or more will occur, and this would move markets and policy debates in unexpected directions.

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Waiting for the Sunrise - December 25, 2014 - 6:30pm

By the time many of my readers get to this week’s essay here on The Archdruid Report, it will be Christmas Day. Here in America, that means that we’re finally most of the way through one of the year’s gaudiest orgies of pure vulgar greed, the holiday shopping season, which strikes me as rather an odd way to celebrate the birth of someone whose teachings so resolutely critiqued the mindless pursuit of material goodies.

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Peak Oil Notes - Dec 25 - December 25, 2014 - 1:44pm

Oil futures have been volatile this week, swinging $1-2 a barrel on the latest news.

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Becoming Indigenous: Settling a Population Adrift in an Unstable World - December 24, 2014 - 2:51am

Who now lives fully integrated with a clan, tribe, or other group ‘emplaced’ for many generations in a particular location and fully integrated into the ecology of that place?

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Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy - December 24, 2014 - 2:33am

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

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Happy Holidays from ! - December 24, 2014 - 2:30am

We'll be taking a holiday break and posting lightly over the next few days.

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John Muir’s Last Stand - December 24, 2014 - 2:26am

One hundred years on from John Muir's death his legacy is under attack.

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Review: The Great Transition - The New Paradigm - December 24, 2014 - 2:14am

Here, I round up what I believe to be the five most significant ‘revolutions’ that constitute the positive components of this phase shift, and whose inexorable evolution and proliferation offer profound opportunities for systemic transformation that benefits humanity, and the planet: information, energy, food, finance and ethics.

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Everything’s Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart - December 23, 2014 - 7:35am

As it happens, the planet’s changing climate now demands that we summon up the energy to leave behind the Age of Fossil Fuel (and maybe with it some portion of the Age of Capitalism as well).

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With Water, Life Returns to the Colorado River Delta - December 23, 2014 - 5:40am

Last spring, on the eighth day of the release of Colorado River water into its channel at the US-Mexico border – an event known as the “pulse flow” – I witnessed something extraordinary.

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Duluth City Council Unanimously Passes Seed Sharing Resolution - December 23, 2014 - 4:22am

Seed activists can put a mark in the win column. Recently, the city council in Duluth, Minnesota passed a resolution supporting seed saving and sharing in the city (see video below of the council meeting).

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Renewables Competitive Though Not Yet at Scale - December 23, 2014 - 4:04am

Investment in renewables worldwide has picked up steam.

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From Bad to Worse: A Roadmap to Global Burning - December 23, 2014 - 4:03am

The “Lima call for climate action” which came out of the recent UN climate talks, establishes a roadmap to a post-2020 agreement that will be weaker than the ongoing Cancun Agreement (for 2012-2020), and it lays a foundation for an even worse agreement in Paris in 2015.

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Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth - December 23, 2014 - 3:29am

If climate disaster, degrowth and whatever else the future holds for us is “involuntary” and the best we can do is to become “resilient” in “transition towns”, then what is the point of an international “cap and share”, like the one your propose, or any other mitigation action for that matter?

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Kids on Chicago’s West Side Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Restorative Circles - December 23, 2014 - 2:59am

“How can we create an environment that doesn’t just respond effectively to harm once it happens but also actively creates safety on our communities’ own terms?”

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Are small-scale renewable energy grids already starting to replace mega-utility corporations? - December 23, 2014 - 2:23am

Increasing efficiencies in energy storage and transmission combined with falling prices for renewable energy technologies are creating a profound transformation of energy systems around the world.

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Find Out If ClearCorrect Braces Are Right for You

Casaubon’s Book - December 22, 2014 - 5:53pm

The many problems those who want a straighter smile used to experienced with traditional braces have long caused many to seek a better alternative, but now comes ClearCorrect braces, and they have proven to be the best alternative for thousands of users. One of the main benefits of using ClearCorrect aligners to straighten can be seen, which happens to be the fact that they’re completely clear.

In fact, most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing these braces unless you tell them. But, ClearCorrect isn’t the only clear braces option out there, so it’s important to learn what makes them such a good pick. It’s time to discover one of the easiest ways to straighten your teeth according to our dentist in Plymouth MN – Versa Dental Care..

What Exactly Are ClearCorrect Braces?

The aim of these braces is to help users get a smile they can be proud of in the most pain-free way possible, whether that pain be physical or emotional. Traditional braces have proven to be an utter nightmare to many of those who’ve had to wear them at least some point in their lives.

There’s the tightening to put up with, and the fact that everyone can tell you have them on. For many, traditional metal braces have been a source of social distress, but that’s not the case with invisible straighteners like ClearCorrect.

ClearCorrect braces are proudly made in America, in Round Rock Texas. These braces were designed by passionate team of doctors who realized those with crocked teeth were in need of a better option.

A special plastic called Zendura was made especially for ClearCorrect. This plastic is a polyurethane resin that’s crystal clear and resistant to cracks, stains, and damage from impact. It has been carefully tested to ensure safety and biocompatibility.

What to Expect When Using ClearCorrect

The process of using ClearCorrect aligners to straighten you is fairly simple. Just like with the process of getting any type of braces, the provider that you choose will assess your teeth and take the imaging and measurements necessary to have your aligners crafted. The straightening takes place in stages, with each stage lasting about 4 to 6 weeks.

At the end of each stage, the progress made will be checked and measured and you’ll be given a new set of aligners to wear. You have to wear the aligners every day for about 22 hours until the treatment is completed and your teeth are straight.

ClearCorrect Benefits

There are many benefits to choosing ClearCorrect braces, especially when you’re choosing them as an alternative to traditional braces. First of all, removing the aligners is a simple matter. You can actually take them off whenever you want, whether it’s to eat, brush your teeth, or anything else that you want to do.

As well, the flexibility of these braces as a treatment option means more people are eligible to use them, even if they have extremely crooked teeth. The durability of the aligners means less need to worry about damaging them.

It used to be that getting your teeth straight was a very expensive and painful process full of frustration, but that’s not so anymore, thanks to the option of ClearCorrect braces.

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Christmas in June - December 22, 2014 - 4:33am

Suppress your anger now, folks, because I am going to share a handy idea for de-stressing your NEXT Christmas. Not this one.

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