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Breathing new life into old computers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:48:00 GMT


In the Transition spirit, I began refurbishing laptops myself, converting our dining room table into a workshop. Extending the life of a computer saves 5 to 20 times more energy than recycling it.

Leaving our "Extractivist" past behind is about survival

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:16:00 GMT


Naomi Klein: “We are told that selfishness and short-sightedness is part of human nature, which prevents us acting. This is not true and it steers us away from an analysis of our [capitalist] system. In fact, the fight for survival is human nature.”

Campaign melodrama: As the world burns

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:20:00 GMT


In the melodrama that passes for the U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump got practically all the post-debate headlines last week. But what both candidates agreed on should be far more troubling. And yet, it elicits nothing more than a yawn these days in political discourse.

Review: 7 key scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate film Before the Flood

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT


Before the Flood, a new feature-length documentary presented and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in cinemas tomorrow.

Eye of the Stockwoman

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:07:30 GMT


On the voyage from corporate life at Williams-Sonoma to the running of a 210 acre ranch with over 100 animals, Kelli has developed a different kind of eye along the way; the eye of the stockwoman.

The Quiet Revolution: Community Buyback in Wanlockhead, Scotland

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:36:00 GMT


Is the Scottish government truly sparking a revolution through land reform?

Dark Mountain Issue 10: Uncivilised Poetics

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:47:00 GMT


There’s something dishevelled and unsettling about poetry.

To Build a Sustainable World, Academics need to Tear Down the Ivory Tower

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:15:53 GMT


Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world.

Filmmaker Faces 45 Years in Prison for Reporting on Dakota Access Protests

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMT


In an ominous sign for press freedom, documentary filmmaker and journalist Deia Schlosberg was arrested and charged with felonies carrying a whopping maximum sentence of up to 45 years in prison—simply for reporting on the ongoing Indigenous protests against fossil fuel infrastructure.

People vs. Big Oil: Washington Victory over Shell Oil Signals a Turning Tide

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:32:00 GMT


From Standing Rock Reservation to the Florida Everglades, 2016 has been an unprecedented year in people’s resistance to the fossil fuel economy.

Deepwater Horizon and our emerging 'normal' catastrophes

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:39:00 GMT


We think of the world we live in as static and linear rather than dynamic and nonlinear. That has given us a false sense that things move gradually and predictably in our world, the same false sense that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The 'Good Anthropocene': Grassroots Initiatives Worldwide Show Path Forward

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:57:00 GMT


Looking for a ray of sunshine amidst seemingly endless news of the warming planet, global biodiversity loss, or ongoing war?

Fear of a Living Planet

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMT


Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies?

Pipeline Memo Guiding Trudeau Gov’t ‘Riddled with Mistakes’

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:19:00 GMT


In a detailed 10-page letter, B.C. economist Robyn Allan has warned Jim Carr, minister of Natural Resources, that the memo’s conclusions are “unreliable and yet, based on recent public statements, you have adopted them to conclude new pipelines, such as Trans Mountain’s expansion, are necessary.”

Naomi Klein & the Let­down of the Leap Manifesto: It's Time We Divest From the Pipelines – the Pipelines of Film & Television (part 4/4)

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:52:00 GMT


There is no single extremely viable change we could make in our lives to combat fossil fuel consumption (and thus climate change) than ditching film and television.

Cause and Volume of Pipeline Spill in Alberta Wetland Still Unknown Six Days In

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

(image) A crude oil pipeline operated by Trilogy Energy Corp has released an unknown volume of oil emulsion, a mixture of oil and produced water, into surrounding marshland, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Saving the Planet, American Style -- A Critical Review, and Some Thoughts and Ideas

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:45:00 GMT


Planet Earth, our habitat, is in dire straits And our world is suffering from various crises, conflicts and problems. There is hardly any sign that something is seriously being done to solve these problems.

Court Rejects Dakota Access Injunction, But Standing Rock Sioux Vow 'This is Not The End'

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:51:00 GMT


A U.S. federal court of appeals ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe late Sunday evening and denied its request for an emergency injunction against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Climate Change could Push Risk of ‘Megadrought’ to 99% in American Southwest

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:10:00 GMT


A megadrought spanning several decades could be almost certain to hit the American Southwest this century if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, a new study say

Finding Sanctuary

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:19:00 GMT


A review of Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence –a Dancing Star Foundation book by Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison...

Finding Our Frontlines in Indigenous North Dakota: The Climate Justice Movement is Standing Up - A Special Issue of Earth News: More than News of the World

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:54:00 GMT


There is no doubt in my mind that this front in the epic struggle for global climate justice – and so much more – will be recognized in the future as a crucial epicenter, a ground zero, of our movement...

EPA Announces National Wastewater Nutrient Pollution Census

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:38:00 GMT


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls nutrient pollution the “single greatest challenge to our nation’s water quality.” Rising concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways, the agency reports, are a significant threat to human health, ecosystems, and local economies.

Saving Our Skin: Conservation on Land + Sea

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:40:00 GMT


There’s more than one way to support ecological conservation.

Why Standing Rock Is a Test for Obama—and All Climate Choices Ahead

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:48:00 GMT


Ten months ago, the United States told the world it was ready to do something about climate change. Enough talk. Time to act.

Anthropocene: The journey to a new geological epoch

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:39:16 GMT


Over the last century, humans have littered the oceans with plastic, pumped CO2 into the air and raked fertilisers across the land. The impact of our species is so severe and so enduring that the current geological time period could soon be declared the “Anthropocene”.