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Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

Bill McKibben Sep 10, 2014   

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies—about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4—show that President Obama’s … >>

Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die

Richard Heinberg Sep 02, 2014   

Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either been dispelled ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

Tom Whipple Aug 25, 2014   

The key question is just how many more months or years production of U.S. tigh toil will continue to grow. ... >>

Just How "Legal" Are Seed Libraries?

Janelle Orsi Aug 15, 2014   

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a community seed library, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. ... >>

The Future Looks Bleak For Coal And We Shouldn’t Invest In It

Anthony Perl Jul 23, 2014   

In the transition towards a post-carbon future, infrastructure built today for fossil fuels could easily become stranded assets which burden investors and taxpayers with sunk costs. The proposal … >>

Two Realities

Richard Heinberg Jul 22, 2014   

Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—and, in at least one crucial respect, contradictory—realities. Political Reality and Physical Reality. ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: Iraq on the Precipice

Tom Whipple Jun 27, 2014   

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states. ... >>

Want to Change the World? Read This First

Richard Heinberg Jun 16, 2014   

If you want to change society—or are interested in aiding or evaluating the efforts of others to do so—some understanding of exactly how environmental circumstances affect such efforts could be extremely helpful. ... >>

The Global Energy Market’s Moment of Truth

Paul Gilding Jun 06, 2014   

Sustainability is not good for many businesses – in fact it means they’ll have to go out of business. This is what sustainability at its core is all about – things that are unsustainable will stop. ... >>

The Latest Trends in Sustainable Communities

Michael Shuman Jun 03, 2014   

Solutions invited two pioneers in local and regional economic development to discuss new trends in sustainable communities. ... >>