UK allotments boom as thousands go to ground in recession
NYT on Urban Composting: A New Can of Worms
Portland, Maine allows backyard chickens
Scottish greenwash: Dirty claims on clean coal
Is it selfish to have more than two children?
Dumped in Africa: Britain’s toxic waste
Dave Cohen: Are we in the post-peak era?
BBC covers peak oil: A farm for the future
Crisis slowing investment in renewables: IEA
History of the term "peaknik"
Peak Oil Vortrag von Paul Nellen in Tübingen
Ölpreisentwicklung von Andy Sommer (HSH Nordbank)
New German-language peak oil-aware newsletter now online
Renewable energy is major source of carbon reduction in Germany: a response to the 'Spiegel' article
Artists' creative use of vacant shops brings life to desolate high streets
Facing the Zoning Monster
Growth pattern crippled Phoenix
KunstlerCast #51: Seaside Revisited
The ways out of the crisis evoke the lifestyle of Amish communities rather than the apocalyptic vision of Mad Max. (French Cyberpunk/futurology e-zine interviews mild-mannered peak oil journalist.)
Transition is a huge social experiment, and the States embraces new ways of thinking much more so than the UK....On a related note, the pioneer spirit is very much alive in the States and embodied by many survivalists....Transition US hopes to be able to engage the survivalist community. We recognize that they have many of the skills that will be needed in a post peak world, and we honor that wisdom.
It has been fascinating to read a series of three articles at PeakOilBlues.com looking at the arrival of Transition in the US...Apart from having a fantastic title that I really wish I had thought of, the piece also raises some key questions needing contemplation as Transition continues to spread vigorously across the US. I wanted to take the opportunity to address some of Kathy’s points in this post.
British and American cultures are often thought of as mirror images of one another...The UK is a small country, and, as Hopkins points out, there is no room to “run and hide.” In contrast, vast sections of the US are virtually empty....We have different gun cultures...We will need to explore this important cultural difference in detail, in order to understand the phenomenal rise in popularity of the American “survivalist” movement, and TI’s-UK’s (culturally based?) aversion to it.
A farm to teach the world to live without oil
Peak farm equipment?
New frontier in Colorado agriculture, HOPS