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5 Reasons Cargo Bikes Are the Perfect Mode of Transportation

Resilience.org - February 26, 2015 - 2:31am

With Americans driving less and more cities encouraging people to bike, the humble cargo bike has quietly gained traction in the U.S.

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If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do

Resilience.org - February 26, 2015 - 2:12am

If pollinator health is made a priority, to be successful much current policy and practice must change.

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Is the US Overplaying Its Energy Hand?

Resilience.org - February 26, 2015 - 1:49am

The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair of jacks in its hand, but betting as if it had four aces.

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The Externality Trap, or, How Progress Commits Suicide

Resilience.org - February 26, 2015 - 1:43am

Economic life in the industrial world these days can be described, without too much inaccuracy, as an arrangement set up to allow a privileged minority to externalize nearly all their costs onto the rest of society while pocketing as much as possible the benefits themselves.

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Get Growing Breightmet: Bolton’s food growing revolution begins here!

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 5:51am

If you have a fairly spacious garden like many of the people we work with have, growing your own food in times of extreme economic uncertainty is a practical and direct solution that many people are just opening their eyes to...

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Labour and Nature: Power in Numbers

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 4:45am

I’m incredibly excited to see the growing linkages between the environmental movement and the labour movement.

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Mali: Agroecology Is in our Hands!

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 4:29am
"I decided to come here because we are building a necessary movement, that will claim back what was always ours: our peasant knowledge of doing agriculture", said a woman farmer from Mali, as she was running to attend the women caucus, this afternoon.
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Obama's Veto of Keystone XL Bittersweet for Texans Forced to Allow the Pipeline on Their Land

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 3:25am

As expected, President Obama today vetoed the Republican bill attempting to allow TransCanada to finish constructing the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.

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Have You Done the Transition Health Check Yet?

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 3:23am

Interestingly the similarities between a healthy human body and a healthy Transition group are both about taking an holistic view of what is happening in order to prevent problems by checking that all the different parts are working well.

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Are We In The Midst Of An Epic Battle Between Interest Rates And The Oil Price?

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 2:53am

What follows are the continuance of my research, discussions, observations and thoughts around the nexus of debts, interest rates and the oil price.

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These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bike Shops and Brewers

Resilience.org - February 25, 2015 - 2:31am

While NEIC is unique in the U.S., similar investment cooperatives are sprouting up in Canada, where they’re aided by programs designed to help them grow, as well as favorable policies.

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Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 4:39am

The idea behind TRJFP is to collect perfectly good food from grocers, farmers and businesses, that would otherwise be thrown away, and serve up gourmet meals to the community. Patrons pay using money, labor, or other social currency.

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Quakes in Gas Fields Ignored for Years, Dutch Agency Finds

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 4:31am

A report from the Dutch Safety Board has accused the oil and gas industry and Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs of willfully downplaying the risk of earthquakes caused by the rapid depletion of Europe's largest gas field.

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Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 4:24am

It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes President Obama’s proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring.

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The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks on Climate Change

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 3:25am

It will be messy, confusing and endlessly debated but with historical hindsight, 2015 will be the year the world turned.

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Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 2:51am

Also called payday loans for school districts, CABs have now been issued by more than 400 California districts, some with repayment obligations of up to 20 times the principal advanced (or 2000%).

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Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 2:33am

Californians have been enjoying summer weather in the dead of winter, but the downside is that unseasonably warm temperatures could threaten many of our favorite foods.

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Ownership & Business Models as Social & Ideological Battlefields

Resilience.org - February 24, 2015 - 2:08am

The creation of what we now call capitalism, with its deification of private property and free...markets, has been a conscious project spanning a number of centuries.

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Open Source Hacking

Resilience.org - February 23, 2015 - 4:24am

The financial sector is a notoriously opaque, alienating and destructive complex.

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Leaf Cutters

Resilience.org - February 23, 2015 - 4:23am

Think of the presence of leaf cutter ants as being an indicator of an ecosystem out of balance, of being a cure for damaged soils.

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