Climate - July 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Albertans can expect forest fires, drought, disease
Geologist sees methane `doomsday'
The Arctic resource rush is on (gas hydrates)
McCain's melanoma cover-up (sunscreen not enough)

archived July 13, 2008

Solutions & Sustainability - July 10

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Stop digging (Peak Shrink interview)(audio)
The world they will inherit
Is frugal the new black?
Shelf life of prescription medications

archived July 10, 2008

How peak oil will affect health care

Stuart Jeffery, The International Journal of Cuban Studies

The key to societal survival of peak oil is a drastic reduction in reliance on oil, and Cuba provides a model of how this had to be achieved in health care when the 1990s 'Special Period' saw a dramatic fall in the supply of oil, and yet Cuba managed to maintain health indicators on par with and in some cases exceeding those of the UK. The paper suggests that the UK public, clinicians and media are not ready for the challenge of change required, which would effectively move health care away from cure and from increasing profits through privatisation, to prevention and to state provision, and there are lessons that can be learnt from the Cuban experience.

archived July 5, 2008

Solutions & sustainability - July 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

‘Free sharing’ sites expand on Internet
Our 'insanely cheap' chest refrigerator
Stone ground goodness (learning to be a miller)

Taking care of yourself and medical survival
Transition town gets moving in Bay of Islands, NZ

archived July 3, 2008

Book review: "Crash Course: Preparing for Peak Oil"

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness

We need to be prepared for the worst when it comes to peak oil, insists Zachary Nowak.

archived June 30, 2008

26 things you can do to RIGHT NOW manage your anxiety

Kathy McMahon, Peak Oil Blues

If you aren’t feeling some degree of apprehension right now, you aren’t reading the news. Here are some of my thoughts for turning that emotional energy into constructive action. (Author is a clinical psychologist.)

archived June 25, 2008

Peak oil - June 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Simmons: Raised Saudi output is `drop in bucket'
Oil woes hitting health care system
Peak oil - worry now
Kris Can speaks with Kunstler

archived June 18, 2008

Food & agriculture - June 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Putting Meat Back in Its Place
Seattle: Urban folks find farming a tough row to hoe
Brooklyn's hopeful gardeners

archived June 16, 2008

The smaller the farm, the better the food

Jeff Cox, Organic To Be

A big reason for eating locally -- it tastes better.

archived May 30, 2008

Food shock - May 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Amartya Sen: The rich get hungrier
Food banks squeezed by prices, demand
Soaring energy prices 'force up cost of food'

archived May 29, 2008