Resilience

New Threat to Oilsand Projects

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 5:53am

A new study suggests that naturally occurring upward flow of groundwater in the oilsands region is creating fractures and weaknesses that may explain a series of catastrophic events for the controversial mining industry.

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Indigenous Seed Savers Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 5:50am

As farmer Mamani stated, “It’s time traditional knowledge and science work together.”

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The Ukraine conflict, peak cheap gas and the MH17 tragedy

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 5:49am

The number of countries with fossil fuel conflicts and wars is increasing. Libya, Sudan, Egypt (Sinai), Yemen, Syria, Iraq and now Ukraine. The result is that many innocent people die and that actual oil/gas production drops.

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We Can’t Have Social Justice Without Environmental Sustainability

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 5:48am

The interests of people and the planet are bound together and depend on each other.

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Peak oil notes - July 31

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 5:48am

A mid-week update. Crude prices continued to fall this week as markets ignored the new sanctions on Russia and the increasing turmoil in the Middle East to focus on sagging gasoline demand and increasing product stocks.

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A peek at a possible post-peak oil future

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 4:37am

Over the past decade, a number of thinkers have tried to imagine how a post peak-oil, energy-descent future might manifest.

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Dark Age America: Climate

Resilience.org - July 31, 2014 - 3:23am

One of the most important factors that will shape the history of North America over the next five centuries and is particularly amenable to a systems analysis is climate.

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New Russia Sanctions: Washington, Delusional About US Energy Capacity, Lashes Out

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 9:02am

The effect of the sanctions will be to speed the Russian decline, forcing up world oil prices as soon as US tight oil maxes out and goes into its inevitable nosedive.

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Ukraine - headlines

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 9:01am

•US and EU Lose Major Energy Battle in Ukraine •Coordinated Sanctions Aim at Russia’s Ability to Tap Its Oil Reserves •Ukrainian 'seizes Avdiivka' in rebel Donetsk stronghold •Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns •Ukraine votes to keep Western companies out of gas industry •US intelligence officials just gave a very unsatisfying briefing on MH17

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Local Communities Playing Vital Role in Marine Conservation

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 7:23am

...it’s good news that a first of its kind assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean adds to growing evidence that marine conservation works best when local communities are responsible for fisheries management.

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Livestock: more than meat

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Beyond the debate about meat in our diet and the environmental impact of cows, there is an emotional and cultural angle on our human relationship with livestock that is rarely discussed.

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The Original Geo-engineers

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 4:57am

If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could do worse than look to the lowly beavers for hints on how it can be done.

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23 Food Sharing Projects That Are Disrupting Hunger

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 4:56am

Food is one of our most basic needs. And yet, for over 800 million people, food insecurity remains a daily issue.

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Cold War leftovers

Resilience.org - July 30, 2014 - 2:12am

One should be grateful to one’s critics–it is much better to be criticized than ignored.

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Theater belongs to the people: Occupying Rome's Teatro Valle

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 5:50am

The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary: a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theater, and the conversion of the theater into a commons by countless ordinary citizens.

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Making Good Food Affordable

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 5:35am

I'm always stunned at how uninformed many people are regarding the nutritional benefits (and costs) of the food they buy and eat. 

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Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 5:15am

With sea levels rising, coastal communities...in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges.

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Our watershed moment

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 5:00am

We humans need water for life, we love it for leisure, we make art out of it; yet we also waste it, dirty it, privatise it, use it as a weapon and, most dangerously, stir it up brutally in the form of manmade climate change.

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Shales vs. solar: An investment perspective

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 4:30am

But perhaps the real proof of a new energy paradigm shift lies in the fact that financing for solar is becoming in some cases more attractive than financing for oil and gas projects.

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A Framework For Assessing Country-Level Resilience

Resilience.org - July 29, 2014 - 4:15am

With no meaningful actions on such things as climate change and peak resources in sight, a realistic assessment of country (and regional) level resilience is required.

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