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The Climate Post: Ethanol Tax Breaks Survive, but Vote May Have “Broken the Dam”

Oil prices threaten pushing the economy into a “double-dip recession,” says the International Energy Agency, and why the loss the sunspots won’t lead to a new “little ice age”

“Mining” Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows

Small-scale rainwater harvesting and new crops could fill the gap

Skill up, party down

Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process

Resilience links: Waste water, water storage, and cooperatives

Water storage could help during droughts and floods, and ….

Potato power saved the Irish (for a while)

A lesson from the Irish potato famine is that growing a diversity of crops is crucial

Read: “With Pious Regret”

Chapter 1 of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

The hanging gardens of Brooklyn

Windowfarms are new, innovative hydroponic microfarms that hang in your window

“Mother Nature also had to worry about pests, nutrients, water and other factors that modern farmers have under control.”

—journalist Brendan Keim, on

Read: “Waste” by Tristram Stuart

When your mom said, “Don’t leave food on your plate—kids are starving in China”, she was right

Desertification & Container Gardening

blog by retired professor Willem Van Cotthem


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »