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This Grassroots Louisiana Organization in a Conservative Parish Wants to Ban Fracking

Energy Bulletin - 15 July 2016 - 5:40am

Citizens in Louisiana are attempting to use their grassroots movement to prevent a company from fracking in their community, and despite the odds have shown that community organizing and coordination can achieve results in the face of formidable obstacles.

Beyond the Zombie Economy

Energy Bulletin - 15 July 2016 - 5:00am

Economic metaphors are important to illustrate the distinct features of specific economic systems that exist at particular times.

Hooked! The Unyielding Grip of Fossil Fuels on Global Life

Energy Bulletin - 15 July 2016 - 4:20am

Here’s the good news: wind power, solar power, and other renewable forms of energy are expanding far more quickly than anyone expected, ensuring that these systems will provide an ever-increasing share of our future energy supply.

State of the Soil

Energy Bulletin - 15 July 2016 - 1:20am

I’m just an earthworm. An earthworm in the soil of a restorative economy.

The Rise of the Supermarkets

Energy Bulletin - 15 July 2016 - 12:00am

The origins of the supermarket are steeped in social purpose.

The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP

Energy Bulletin - 14 July 2016 - 4:30am

Emilia Romagna, a region with nearly 4.5 million people whose capital is the medieval university city of Bologna, has one of the densest cooperative economies in the world.

Scientific Education as a Cause of Political Stupidity

Energy Bulletin - 14 July 2016 - 4:06am

While we’re discussing education, the theme of the current series of posts here on The Archdruid Report, it’s necessary to point out that there are downsides as well as upsides to take into account.

Cold and Calculating: What the two Different Types of Ice do to Sea Levels

Energy Bulletin - 14 July 2016 - 4:03am

It was back in 250ʙⅽ when Archimedes reportedly stepped into his bathtub and had the world’s first Eureka moment – realising that putting himself in the water made its level rise.

What We as a People Can Do

Energy Bulletin - 14 July 2016 - 1:56am

Clearly, individuals, households, communities, and nongovernmental organizations cannot merely stand by and hope that political leaders somehow find the wherewithal at the last moment (if it is not already too late) to halt our descent into climate chaos.

Inside The Green Economy: Promises And Pitfalls In 9 Theses

Energy Bulletin - 14 July 2016 - 1:41am

Global socio-ecological transformation will require passion and optimism, and will involve controversy and struggle.

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 14 July 2016

Energy Bulletin - 14 July 2016 - 12:01am

A midweek update. Oil prices were up on Tuesday after OPEC released a feel-good report saying that all would be well by 2017.

The Global Farm Land Grab in 2016: How Big, How Bad?

Energy Bulletin - 13 July 2016 - 8:59am

Eight years after releasing its first report on land grabbing, which put the issue on the international agenda, GRAIN publishes a new dataset documenting nearly 500 cases of land grabbing around the world.

A Prosperous Descent: Telling New Stories as the Old Book Closes

Energy Bulletin - 13 July 2016 - 8:15am

OVER THE LAST two centuries in the West, we have been telling ourselves that economic growth is the most direct path to prosperity, that the good life implies material affluence, and that technology and ‘free markets’ will be able to solve most of our social and environmental problems.

The Great Value-Shift of our Time

Energy Bulletin - 13 July 2016 - 7:47am

Unlike traditional leftist visions of revolution, which require a social movement to seize state power and then install another system, the emerging world of peer production is based on another vision

A Dream Scenario

Energy Bulletin - 13 July 2016 - 7:28am

Tradespeople working in Canada’s oil sands have created their own organization to provide training in renewable energy. Positioning themselves at the forefront of a bourgeoning industry, they are seeking to realize a vision for a more sustainable future.

Hunting for the Exit

Energy Bulletin - 13 July 2016 - 2:43am

It's a poor reflection on the state of our civic culture that George Monbiot stands almost alone among journalists in the mainstream British media as a voice for the radical green left.

What Brexit teaches us about Climate Change Communications

Energy Bulletin - 13 July 2016 - 2:00am

The Remain campaign was an object case in bad communications, one from which there is much to learn.

Would Robin Hood Help us Fight Climate Change?

Energy Bulletin - 12 July 2016 - 7:18am

Today, a lot of the world's monetary wealth is in the hands of a tiny group of super-rich people; the virtual equivalent of Scrooge McDuck's money bin.

How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification

Energy Bulletin - 12 July 2016 - 6:39am

Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life.

Joel Salatin: Sacrifice and Sacredness of Food

Energy Bulletin - 12 July 2016 - 6:22am

We caught up with Joel Salatin, PolyFace Farms, at the Mother Earth News Fair. We asked Joel to talk about our current agricultural system.

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