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Review: Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything

Resilience.org - November 18, 2014 - 4:08am

We are all striving to create communities that create more life, rather than destroy it.

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Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming

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

House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Dust Storms Again in the High Plains

Resilience.org - November 18, 2014 - 2:41am

A cold Arctic air mass swept southward across the high plains last Tuesday, its 50 mph winds dropping temperatures by 50 degrees overnight. Blowing over drought-parched farm soil, the wind created a huge dust storm in eastern Colorado, visible in striking photographs from space.

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The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen

Resilience.org - November 17, 2014 - 4:41am

It’s remembered as the global march for climate justice, but how did that word “justice” get into the title of the huge rallies that took place in New York and other cities this September?

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Peak Oil Review - Nov 17

Resilience.org - November 17, 2014 - 4:23am

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

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With Eyes in the Sky, Researchers Try to Link Fracking and Illness

Resilience.org - November 17, 2014 - 4:14am

Fracking has long been the oil and natural gas industry’s best kept secret – in particular, the chemicals found in fracking fluids, which have been linked to a host of weird mystery ailments, like respiratory or gastrointestinal distress.

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Review: The Art of Fermentation

Resilience.org - November 17, 2014 - 4:12am

“Between fresh and rotten,” says Sandor Ellix Katz, “there is a creative space in which some of the most compelling of flavours arise.”

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Frugal Value: Desigining Business for a Crowded Planet

Resilience.org - November 17, 2014 - 4:09am

In this article, I critically examine the notion of business growth in our time, reflecting on the purpose, nature and workings of individual firms in the age of the Anthropocene.

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Divest or Else: How Hip-Hop Can Help Save the Planet

Resilience.org - November 17, 2014 - 2:20am

Since Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, America’s poor urban populations have known that climate change is more than a cause for the liberal, college-educated elite.

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Did Russia and China just sign a death warrant for U.S. LNG exports?

Resilience.org - November 16, 2014 - 9:32am

Russia and China have signed two large natural gas deals in the last six months as Russia turns its attention eastward in reaction to sanctions and souring relations with Europe, currently Russia's largest energy export market. But the move has implications beyond Europe.

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Cultivating Progress with Paul Hawken

Resilience.org - November 15, 2014 - 12:20am

Hear Paul discuss corporate social responsibility, the evolution of the open-source and sharing economy movements, and how communication technology has transformed global human interaction.

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Resilience Roundup - Nov 14

Resilience.org - November 14, 2014 - 7:44am

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

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A brief history of contemporary “consumerism” and anti-consumerism

Resilience.org - November 14, 2014 - 6:07am

History books usually study social movements of the second half of the nineteenth century from the point of view of the split between anarchists and Marxists.

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Use and Abuse of the “Natural Capital” Concept

Resilience.org - November 14, 2014 - 5:08am

Some people object to the concept of “natural capital” because they say it reduces nature to the status of a commodity to be marketed at its exchange value.

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A Watershed Moment for Los Angeles

Resilience.org - November 14, 2014 - 4:58am

The timing might seem odd, even self-destructive. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive order calling for his southern California city to cut its water imports by half within a decade.

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Local Economies on the Table

Resilience.org - November 14, 2014 - 4:57am

The EU is seeking a massive expansion of local governments compelled to open their procurement contracts to bids from EU firms, perhaps even the unconditional access achieved in the EU-Canada trade deal. No U.S. trade agreement to date has included such broad coverage of public procurement commitments.

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Energy Crunch: the road to decarbonisation?

Resilience.org - November 14, 2014 - 4:57am

Fossil fuel emissions need to hit zero by end of this century to reduce the dangerous and irreversible impacts of climate change, says the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

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“Sweet Rebellion”: Reclaiming India’s Streets with Raahgiri Day

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

Inspired by Ciclovia, a weekly open street event in Bogota, Colombia, Raahgiri day has provided momentum for the ever-increasing Streets as Places movement. Advocates of Streets as Places—as places not just for cars, but also for people...

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Community Supported Everything

Resilience.org - November 13, 2014 - 7:39am

There’s something powerful about starting where you are, with what you have, with the support of those around you.

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U.S. & China Emmissions Deal is First Step but More Needed

Resilience.org - November 13, 2014 - 4:23am

The world’s two most egregious air polluters – the U.S. and China – announced a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions during the next 20 years.

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