With great fanfare...[it] was announced on March 10, 2014 that overall transit ridership in 2013 was the highest since 1956.
The question of whether locally distributed food requires more or less fuel in its delivery revolves around how we define local.
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?
Reshaping communities and empowering kids with bikes.
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.
Coops can be built from scratch, but they can also be created by converting existing businesses into worker-owned cooperatives.
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.
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.
Hear about an online sharing system where no currency changes hands, and no new materials are used to make more stuff.
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.
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.
In the U.S. walking & biking to school is becoming extinct, get inspired by some Streetfilms to change that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New Economy Coalition hosted their third annual conference in Boston this June with a packed house of over 650 people.