Resilience

Investing in Nutrient Dense Food: Magnesium

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 4:15am

The last nutrient I'll focus on in this series is magnesium, which, like iron and calcium, is a mineral rather than a vitamin, and it serves a range of purposes in our bodies.

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A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

Resilience.org - August 20, 2014 - 4:12am

Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits

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Harvests from Hemp Heroes

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

An earlier blog post..discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based alternative to our current resource-intensive fiber industries.

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The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 2

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 4:47am

This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition movement avoid the pain, hardship, and conflict historically associated with significant social movements...?

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Our Power climate gathering builds ‘roots to weather the storm’

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 4:28am

The campaign intends to accomplish two broad goals: end the era of extreme energy and implement a just transition to local, living economies.

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Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 4:26am

One of the REconomy Project’s aims is to find new ways that communities can provide support and investment to local enterprises, who in turn offer benefits back to the community – not just in terms of jobs – but also strengthened local resilience, minimal environmental impacts and fairer ways of trading and profit-sharing.

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The Shale Sugar Lick

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 4:25am

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar Americans eat by suggesting that certain restaurants install a sugar lick. Patrons can “belly up” and take their fill at the trough. Such an analogy might be apropos of some shale operators with regard to their addiction to debt.

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A little help from the fungus kingdom

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

Yesterday I went on a quest for the fabled fungus that’s been mopping up petrochemicals from a food co-op’s parking lot.

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Early days for regenerative agriculture: Can it help solve climate change?

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 4:22am

A planned rotation of the cattle mimics movements that herds of ruminants would make in response to predation by pack hunters when such environments evolved as systemic wholes.

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Plain Sailing - Jan Lundberg interview

Resilience.org - August 19, 2014 - 2:40am

Changing the way food is distributed.

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Peak Oil Review - Aug 18

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:14am

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.

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Unlikely Suspects – Deep Outreach: Resilience for Whom, and to What End? - “Transitioning for All”

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:14am

It’s time to ask some thorny questions of the Transition movement. We need look no further than Kingston, the first capital of New York, to begin.

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You Did This! The Birth of the Sharing Cities Network

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:13am

The Sharing Cities Network is a grassroots network of communities from around the world that are want to live happier, healthier, and more sustainably by sharing resources and knowledge.

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IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:12am

When it becomes apparent that US tight (shale) oil has peaked, there will be a public confidence crisis because the media are parroting the oil and gas industry’s claim that shale oil is an energy revolution and game changer. Indeed, the game will change, but in unexpected ways.

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Debunking the Farm Bureau's Attack on the Clean Water Act

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:12am

A well-coordinated attack is being waged on a proposed federal rule aimed at clarifying Clean Water Act protection for the nation’s water resources...

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The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:07am

As promising as the Transition movement may be, there are crucial questions it needs to confront and reflect on if it wants to fully realise its potential for deep societal transformation.

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Investing in Nutrient Dense Foods: Calcium

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 4:07am

We can get calcium from a range of foods, including dairy products like milk and cheese, deep green leafy vegetables like kale and cabbage, as well as broths made from the bones of animals like cows and chickens.

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Review: A History of the Future by James Kunstler

Resilience.org - August 18, 2014 - 3:14am

In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James Howard Kunstler’s World Made By Hand novels have no equal.

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I'd be happier if I didn't write this stuff!

Resilience.org - August 17, 2014 - 8:02am

For years my father--who is a really great guy--has been telling me that I'd be a happier person if I didn't write about all the converging threats bearing down on the human race. Turns out he's right!

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Peak mileage and the diminishing returns of technology

Resilience.org - August 15, 2014 - 8:58am

In the US; people are driving less. Perhaps there are behavioral factors involved, but "peak mileage" suggest that they are doing that because they can't afford to drive more.

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