Unnoticed by the mainstream media, US shale oil covers up a recent decline of crude oil production of 1.5 mb/d in the rest of world (using data up to Oct 2013).
Could the answer to our environmental problems be under our feet? Interview with Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
Gar Alperowitz and Michael Albert compare and contrast their work on democracy, economic justice.
Digital fabrication is praised as the future of manufacturing. While CNC machines have been embraced by many...it's important to consider the very high energy use of digital machine tools.
A two-year project in Belgium proposes new relationships between people, goods, energy, equipment, spaces, and value. Its design objective: a networked mobility ecosystem.
The environmental movement will never save the planet unless it actively focusses its ire clearly on those who are most to blame for the crisis - the powerful.
Vineyard grazing is popular in Europe, where goats and sheep can be seen nibbling down grass in public parks and private holdings, and is quickly growing in popularity here in the States.
A climate victory will come when Exxon — the second-biggest corporate carbon polluter in the world — actually makes a real commitment to diversify, and take responsibility for its own contribution to climate change.
Batten down the hatches; fill the grain stores; raise the flood defenses. We cannot know exactly what is coming, but it will probably be nasty...
•Is shale running short on ‘PowerBars’? •Here’s where all the US shale oil and gas wells are – map •Oil and gas majors now cutting back in U.S. shale gas fields •Are we fit to frack? •Fracking: the surprising new proving ground for water technologies •Why Your Next Plastic Bottle Will Be Made From Shale Gas •US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds •Checkmate for cheap unconventional gas •Oil well safety warning for fracking
The people of Paris have spoken and they love their public spaces.
The situation in Ukraine is undoubtedly complex, but it may be as much about a scramble for growth and fossil fuel as it is about ethno-cultural identity.
Farmers should not see society as consumers and society should not see farmers only as producers.
How do we find hope and meaning in a world where the powerful look out for themselves first, second, and always?
On the coattails of the rise of intellectual property and economic monopolies, the Open Source movement is thriving, expanding public access to knowledge, culture and tools.
As a species we’re very sensitive to intra-human drama, and in a time of growing crisis, tend to frame narratives as those who are with us and those against.
•The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it •Limits to Investment •Alive in the Sunshine
On Monday, March 24, I leave on a trip to witness an event I never thought I’d see: the Colorado River flowing through its delta toward the sea.
In 2004, Kathy Voth had an out-of-the-box idea: teach cows to eat weeds.
Our communities are dynamic ecosystems composed of natural resources, brick and mortar infrastructure, and complex social systems that we constantly alter through human actions.