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Diminishing Returns

We'll soon awake to the reduced possibility for supporting 7-billion people.

Back to the Future

The place to start looking for solutions is history not some techno-future. 

Object Permanence

I brush a lock of hair from my face catching garden scent on my fingertips. 

The wisdom around us

Societies healthy and happy with little waste, government or energy need. 

Civil Beat views US military in Pacific

Will a military in far-flung Pacific islands destroy their unique environment?

Electric cars don't reduce CO2

They mostly use fossil fuel to recharge and have batteries to be replaced.

"Green" Houston is not for everybody

Texas capital plans for sustainability does not include some minorities.  

Family life without fossil fuels

The Possibility Alliance farm reminded me life can be slow and satisfying.  

Climate Change not our biggest issue

Tech won’t save us. Only hope is moral awakening to systemic change.

Warren on the Warpath

Some Democrats riled as Warren says their 'Lukewarm' policies are over. 

Neoliberalism: the Breakup Tour

Why, given destruction it has left, are dancing to the Neoliberal tune?

Pres. Trump's dad in 1927 Klan Rally

Trump's dad was arrested at Klan rally, and those arrested were "berobed"

DOJ demands info on dissenters

Sessions goes to court to seize website's database and visitor information.

To find alternatives to Capitalism

Co-ops, local currency, and hackerspaces lead toward a new economy.

Taking Rewilding Seriously

Apache leader Geronimo could shout that battle cry: ‘Live wild or die!’

The energy of picking berries

What Return on Energy Invested do we need to reasonably pick berries.

A Personal Forest

How many trees do I need to plant to offset the impact of my lifestyle?

Kauai and Tesla are newlyweds

With central solar PV & batteries the corporate takeover will be complete.

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Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

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• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

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“Ea O Ka `Aina”

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