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Current wetlands restoration may backfire

Letting river water run its course to restore wetlands could actually make them more vulnerable.

A Day in the Life: Lal Bibi

A case of recurring tuberculosis in Pakistan

Fear makes us sabotage ourselves

Trying to fight the little ups and downs in life may in the end leave us more vulnerable to big shocks

City dwellers to face more frequent hot summer nights

Global warming will make cities hotter—and when people try to cope by using air conditioning, they’ll make it worse

Potato power saved the Irish (for a while)

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

Can businesses be too small to fail?

“Localwash” may be the new greenwash, but still there’s an important trend backing local goods

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

—journalist Brendan Keim, on

“The idea that we’re going to … solve global warming has always been a fantasy.”

—Andrew Revkin, former New York Times environment reporter

Post Carbon Institute

covers the “interrelated economic, energy, and environmental crises that define the 21st century”

Social Innovation Generation blog

Canadian research center’s blog


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 »