Resilience

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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New book: "Sustainable Phosphorus Management"

Resilience.org - June 23, 2014 - 1:58am
Phosphorus is one of the key nutrients necessary to human, animal and plant life. The finite resource must be used more effectively. Sustainable Phosphorus Management: A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap provides up-to-date information on global phosphorus flows and identifies options to improve phosphorus efficiency and sustainability.
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Bottom Up, Top Down

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 3:58am

How can we reverse course to avert an unprecedented series of crises that might entail massive human mortality and the more or less permanent crippling of planetary ecosystems?

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The Power of Positive Spin!

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 3:09am

Reshaping communities and empowering kids with bikes.

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Finding Hope in an Era of Climate Chaos

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 2:48am

So, can a book about soil and carbon give us … hope? In this Q&A, Courtney White, author of Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country, talks about the hope he found as he researched a wide variety of simple strategies that anyone can undertake to help create a more sustainable future.

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How To Convert a Business into a Worker-owned Cooperative

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 2:25am

Coops can be built from scratch, but they can also be created by converting existing businesses into worker-owned cooperatives.

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Sustainability, Resilience and Adaptability as Guiding Principles

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 2:07am

An important part of many worldviews are key words that embody guiding principles. Freedom, liberty and justice represent three such words in the US, and in this post I’d like to explore a few that act as guiding principles in more limited contexts: sustainability, resilience and adaptability.

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Planet Code Red

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 2:04am

The amount of carbon we can burn and still have a safe climate is zero. One Australian calls it Code Red, time for emergency action. Plus new science on why New York City will flood again and again. Guests David Spratt and Dr. Stefan Talke, plus special on gardening in extreme heat with Marjory Wildcraft.

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Waste Not

Resilience.org - June 20, 2014 - 1:23am

Hear about an online sharing system where no currency changes hands, and no new materials are used to make more stuff.

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Resilience Roundup - June 19

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 9:21am

A roundup of the latest news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere. Click on the headline link to see the full article.

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The Energetic Evolution of the US Food System

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 4:39am

Before 1900 the US food system likely delivered more calories of food than it required as energy inputs in the form of fuel and labor. Only as our food system industrialized did today’s energy deficit emerge.

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Taking to the Streets

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 4:23am

In the U.S. walking & biking to school is becoming extinct, get inspired by some Streetfilms to change that.

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The fat of the land: Eating red meat

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 4:19am

Contrary to most other campaign groups, in direct opposition to them in fact, we believe that the consumption of red meat, dairy produce and animal fats needs to be increased, not decreased.

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Abandoned Oil Wells Spouting Significant Levels of Methane: Study

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 3:56am

A Princeton University study has found that leaks from abandoned oil and gas wellbores pose not only a risk to groundwater, but represent a growing threat to the climate.

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Banking on Iraq

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 3:52am

Given the ethnic turmoil in Iraq triggered by ISIL’s recent seizure of towns in Iraq’s North and West it is uncertain how this will impact on oil production in the Shia controlled South, from where the bulk of Iraq’s oil exports come from.

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Peak oil notes - June 19

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 3:36am

A midweek update. London oil prices have continued to move higher this week as the Iraqi situation deteriorated further with Brent closing on Wednesday at $114.22.

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The Stories of our Grandchildren

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 3:21am

During the time just past, I’ve had several reminders of the power of stories to shape the world of human experience, and the way those stories can get out of step with the facts on the ground.

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Economy: There Are Many Alternatives

Resilience.org - June 19, 2014 - 3:18am

The New Economy Coalition hosted their third annual conference in Boston this June with a packed house of over 650 people.

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