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Resilience Roundup - Mar 11

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-03-12 03:41

Analysis: What the US-Canada climate deal actually means | Oklahoma Puts Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes | U.S. Oil Output Headed to Four-Year Low as Shale Boom Wanes...

The Legacy of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Analysis

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-03-12 02:36

The disaster took place just as some nations were considering the idea of a “nuclear renaissance”. The impact of Fukushima on the nuclear industry was severe, in Japan and beyond.

Introducing 'International' - and Some Reflections on Brexit/Bremain

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-03-12 01:06

Our theme for the next 2 months is 'International'.  With the Transition movement now being active in over 50 countries, it feels like a good time to pause and reflect on how that is working, what it looks like, and the many wonderful things, and the challenges, that arise from that.

The Agrihood Project

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-11 19:11
An agrihood is a housing development built around a market garden and food forest.

The Carbon Counters: Tracking Emissions in a Post-Paris World

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-11 18:45

In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, developing countries find themselves in need of analysts capable of monitoring their emissions.

Big Oil Faces Courtroom Showdown

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-11 18:33

ExxonMobil is being investigated by the Attorney’s General of New York and California with a view to criminal charges for securities fraud and racketeering over their stance on climate change

The Farm that Grows Climate Solutions

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-11 18:32

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is “farming carbon” — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while simultaneously meeting human needs.

Two Important New Books

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-11 04:42

The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Mitigation and Food Security and Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.

An Alliance in the Spirit of Egalitarian Practice

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 23:30

The alliance of the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) and the cooperatives movement through the Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) Collective offers tremendous possibility for cross-pollination and mutually beneficial movement-building.

Energy Access for the Developing World

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 18:11

What’s the best way to bring energy to those in the developing world who lack it?

Shall The Meek Inherit The Earth After All?

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 18:05

I’m not what you’d call a Bible thumper, but I do like to quote it on occasion, inserting an appropriate passage into the conversation in a sonorous voice that makes me sound wise.

An Evening at La Recyclerie

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 18:04

In which I visit an extraordinary venue in Paris and find myself painted on a window.

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - March 10

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 18:04

 A midweek update. Despite numerous warnings that the current rally is premature from Goldman Sachs and other observers, oil prices continued to climb this week closing Wednesday at $38.29 in New York and $41.07 in London.

New Equations of Regions, People, Nature and Food Chains

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 18:03

We usually think of geologists as going deep, but when it comes to working through the layers of meaning behind local food, geographer Terry Marsden knows how to dig very deep.

Visit McCaskill Street — Forging Community through Resource Sharing

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-03-10 03:50

It all started with neighbors meeting to save money and share information around energy, water, food and more. It has grown into shared projects, shared tools and deepened friendships.

Community Development and the Commons

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-09 23:06

The commons offers a framework and a process for effectively and equitably stewarding the resources communities need to live in dignity. If we have a collective right to a resource, we should be able to participate in decisions about that resource’s use.

Bog Butter

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-09 22:32

Or you could do what Irish people used to do for thousands of years, and just bury food in the bog without all the steps in between.

Lost in Participation: Land Use Planning Suffers Without Local Knowledge

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-09 21:22

Reliance on physical, structural measures has dominated public policies and permeated public perception while traditional mitigation knowledge and strategies have declined.

Food Youth: The Next Generation of the Food Movement is Coming Up

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-09 20:50
I had the chance to speak with three young people, to learn more about their experience with food and their motivations to meaningfully connect with it.

Living in Interesting Times: Have CO2 Emissions Peaked?

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-09 20:29
The projections that had been circulating during the past few months turned out to be correct. Now, it is official: the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions peaked in 2014 and went down in 2015. And this could be a momentous change.
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