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More on the Energetics of Food Distribution

Resilience.org - June 25, 2014 - 2:30am

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.

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Leveling the Playing Field for Worker Cooperatives

Resilience.org - June 25, 2014 - 2:21am

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.

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It’s the oil, stupid! Insurgency and war on a sea of oil

Resilience.org - June 25, 2014 - 12:37am

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.

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Black oak down

Resilience.org - June 25, 2014 - 12:00am

The tall, old black oak had split right down the middle of its deep, wide trunk.

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Making the most of it in dry times

Resilience.org - June 25, 2014 - 12:00am

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.

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Imagination to Action: Building Commons Movement From the Ground Up

Resilience.org - June 25, 2014 - 12:00am

What do we really want our communities to look like?

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Making Climate Change Graphic

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 5:38am

Can the climate change story be told better in pictures? Two recent books attempt just that.

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Well-Tended Fires Outperform Modern Cooking Stoves

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 4:34am
Despite technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution, cooking remains a spectacularly inefficient process.
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Re-Becoming Villagers Wherever We Live

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 3:48am

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.

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One rural community responds to climate change

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 3:41am

Extreme weather brought on by climate change will affect each community differently.

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Economic Direct Democracy: a radical vision for change

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 3:14am

Economic Direct Democracy is a radical manifesto for change that is, above all, sensible.

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Food Nation: We are what we cook

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 2:55am

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.

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Why Standard Economic Models Don't Work--Our Economy is a Network

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 2:54am

With diminishing returns, the economy is, in effect, becoming less and less efficient, instead of becoming more and more efficient.

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The Vanity Costs of Burning Coal in Arizona

Resilience.org - June 24, 2014 - 2:32am

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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Peak oil review - June 23

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 4:26am

A weekly update, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Ukraine -Quote of the week -The Briefs 

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Decline and Fall - Book Review

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 4:24am

Very few people will read this book without bristling at least once at things Greer says...which I regard as one of its virtues.

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Is China Hitting Peak Coal?

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 3:56am

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.

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Telling Piketty the real reason why economies can't keep growing

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 2:40am

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.

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Transit ridership numbers up: Is this a fundamental shift or much ado about nothing?

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 2:25am

With great fanfare...[it] was announced on March 10, 2014 that overall transit ridership in 2013 was the highest since 1956.

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The Energetics of Food Distribution

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 2:10am

The question of whether locally distributed food requires more or less fuel in its delivery revolves around how we define local.

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