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Resilience Reflections with Rob Hopkins

October 1, 2015

Resilience Reflections is a series at Resilience.org which connects with contributors to the site to find out what it is that inspires their work, and what keeps them going. Read more Resilience Reflections here including Sandra Postel. Rob Hopkins...


Wisdom: Re-Tuning for a Sustainable Future

September 23, 2015

Mankind achieved civilization by developing and learning to follow rules that often forbade to do what his instincts demanded…Man is not born wise, rational and good, but has to be taught to become so. Man became intelligent because there...


Tight Oil Reality Check

September 17, 2015

Much of the cost-benefit debate over fracking has come down to the perception of just how much domestic oil and gas it can produce and at what cost. To answer this question, policymakers, the media, and the general public...


The Key to Your Health Could be in Your ZIP Code

September 16, 2015

By Brian Schwartz and Annemarie Hirsch Where do you live? Mark Strozier/Flickr , CC BY-NC-ND In January 2015, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, a plan to support research into treatment and prevention strategies that take differences between people – especially genetics – into...


Cap Fossil Fuel Production Now!

September 9, 2015

Climate scientists are in broad agreement that there are enough fossil fuels in the Earth’s crust that, if they were all burned, the result would be dramatically rising sea levels, extreme weather, plummeting food production, dying seas, and a...


The Peak Oil Crisis: A $4 Trillion Hole

August 20, 2015

Last week reporters at the Wall Street Journal sat down and did some arithmetic. They looked at how much oil was selling for in the spring of 2014 (over $100 a barrel); looked at what it is selling for...