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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia oil reserves overstated
A leaked cable urges the US to take seriously the claim that Saudi oil reserve statistics have been inflated by 40%.
In depth on indigenous rights in the tar sands
An illuminating Q&A with Indigenous Environmental Network activist Clayton Thomas-Muller sheds light on aboriginal rights in Canada's tar sands.
Debate 2.0: To nuclear or not to nuclear
To wrap up Nuclear Week, we want to hear from readers. In today's climate changing, oil peaking world, how do you think this controversial energy source stacks up?
Can nuclear power save Japan from peak oil?
Japan's self-sufficiency in primary energy is a mere 18%, but the country's government is looking to boost that with nuclear rather than green sources.
From ashes to honey: nuclear alternatives
The work of filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka examines the reasons for which she thinks Japan should reconsider its focus on nuclear energy.
Reality of peak oil enters our fiction
Can a recent raft of novels on the topic prompt more people into pondering the reality of the end of cheap oil?
Can we evolve beyond money?
If coming generations are weaned on collaborative consumption, it is possible they will naturally gravitate away from consumerism.
Why are climate scientists ignoring peak oil and coal?
In a world of peak oil and of escalating economic and political volatility, perhaps climate change scenarios need to be rethought.
Urban mining in ubiquitous cities of gold
As peaks loom for many minerals, cities could go from being simply centres of consumption to becoming the ultimate resource.
Collaboratively consuming everyday things
Sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping are being reinvented through network technologies.
Mapping critical politics: a land use expert talks tar sands
Veteran land use planner Petr Cizek shares how and why he helps make maps that show the true scale of Canada's advancing tar sands development.
Rural Pakistan lends insight on energy poverty
UNU-MERIT academics hope their new research can boost understanding on the widespread lack of access to energy sources in the developing world.
Renewable hydrogen: key to a new civilization
Griffith University's landmark Sir Samuel Griffith Center in Australia will be the world’s first solar powered hydrogen education and research building.
The great transition (beyond carbon)
The terminal depletion of major global energy reserves looms and may well signify the end of industrial civilization as we know it. High time for a Great Transition.
Debate 2.0: Paying Ecuador to leave oil underground?
Ecuador will forgo drilling to protect rainforest peoples and species. Should rich nations compensate for this sacrifice?
Dennis Meadows: limiting growth to save the world
Earth cannot sustain present population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion trends for much longer.
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