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This beer kills pipelines

June 14, 2017

The TransCanada pipeline (called Energy East) is intended to transport oil from the tar sands in Alberta to St. John in New Brunswick, a route of 6,400km across Canada.  Once built, 1.1 million barrels of oil are intended to...

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Wealthy Heir Says: “Tax Me!”

May 26, 2017

Samantha Waxman has personally benefited from access to wealth through her family. But as a child of teachers and a product of public schools, she took it personally when the Council of the District of Columbia opted to give...

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Think Resilience Chapter 5: Pollution

May 9, 2017

In nature, waste from one organism is food for another. However, that principle sometimes breaks down and waste becomes poison. Humans aren’t the only possible sources of environmental pollution. But these days the vast majority of pollution does come...

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What keeps me going?

May 8, 2017

Permaculture Magazine recently asked me to write something about how I maintain momentum and energy over time in dark and difficult times.  The piece appears in the latest edition, available here, alongside another article about what a truly local...