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May 2011

Might peak oil and climate change outlive their usefulness as framings for Transition?

By: Rob Hopkins, author of The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience, and originally appeared on his website Transition Culture. Here’s a kind of half-formed thought that might possibly go somewhere if I start writing about it.  This September sees the fifth anniversary of the Unleashing of Transition Town Totnes.  We were deeply […]

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Video: Dr. Paul Connett In-Studio: Calgary City Fluoridation Ending!

Calgary: City fluoridation ending within weeks Medical magazine notes shift from treating tap water By Jason Markusoff For Calgarians wary of the side-effects of water fluoridation, it will be the day the taps can flow freely. For dentists, it will be the day that more tooth rot begins to set in. Some undetermined day in […]

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Diane Wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, on Firedoglake Book Salon

This article originally appeared on Firedoglake as an introduction to the discussion that takes place in comments to the post, which can be followed here. Josh Nelson, Host: Diane Wilson is truly an eco-outlaw. And yes, in case you are wondering, I consider that to be a huge compliment. The courage and perseverance she displays […]

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Chile Con Climate Change

The article  below appeared originally online at Civil Eats about Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail. It’s like one of those bar jokes: An ethnobotonist, an agroecologist, and a chef walk into a chile field…but there isn’t a punch line because this book is about climate change. Thankfully, the writers of the new […]

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Guts, Solidarity and Defeating the Corporate Elites: The Ten Fold Path

 The article  below appeared originally online at CounterPunch by Bruce Levine who authored Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite Many Americans know that the United States is not a democracy but a “corporatocracy,” in which we are ruled by a partnership of giant corporations, the extremely wealthy […]

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Edible Radio Victual Reality: Tom Philpott with Eliot Coleman

Eliot Coleman is one of the most innovative, successful, and influential small-scale farmers in the United States. Eliot runs Four Seasons Farm in Maine, where he has become legendary for producing top-quality vegetables through Maine’s harsh winters. His books, which include The Winter Harvest Handbook, and Four Season Harvest, are considered bibles among farmers trying […]

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Do It Yourself: Summer Brews

Check out our most recent newsletter. If you haven’t already joined click here to sign up now.   Who doesn’t love to kick off their Memorial Day weekend with a delicious cold beverage? You could be sipping one soon with Chelsea Green favorite Sandor Ellix Katz’s DIY recipe for home-brewed beer! The recipe does take […]

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Join Evolutionary Biologist Frank Ryan with Jay Ackroyd

Wednesday May 25th at 10am join author Frank Ryan for a virtual talk with Jay Ackroyd on Blog Talk Radio. Jay discusses the controversy – both the ideas and their reception – bubbling up around The Mystery of Metamorphosis with physician and evolutionary biologist Frank Ryan. Listen HERE live and later on Blog Talk Radio. […]

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How manure can save humanity

High oil and gas prices are driving up the price of chemical fertilizer. One man believes manure management could save humanity from the crisis. This story was originally covered by PRI’s Here and Now. “We once had a virtuous cycle: Grazing animals, letting them fertilize the land,” Ohio farmer Gene Logsdon told PRI’s Here and […]

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Raw Milk Advocates Protest FDA on Capitol Hill

As far as I can tell, we are at war,” David Gumpert, a onetime journalist turned raw-milk advocate declared emphatically at a rally on Capitol Hill Monday. “We have been attacked by our own government.” The attack, as Gumpert and other ardent supporters of raw milk describe it, occurred last month when the Department of […]

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