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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Europe’s renewable energy supergrid
Europe's first electricity grid for renewable power will become a political reality, as nine countries formally link clean energy projects.
Why do we over-consume?
In pre-modern times, societies that thrived were ones that developed high rates of consumption. Need we still be slaves to this trait?
Give thanks and don’t shop: Buy Nothing Day 2009
Buy Nothing Day challenges raises awareness about the environmental impacts of overconsumption.
How things work: Canada’s oil sands
Huge tracts of remote forested land are strip-mined to obtain a thick crude oil called bitumen from Canada's oil sands.
Energy descent from peak oil: Collapse or evolution?
Is the tendency to categorise environmentalists and believers in peak oil as 'doom and gloomers' justified?
Oil reserve estimates inflated?
According to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency, the world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates indicate.
Fashion from trash
Bombastic Plastic of Bali designs and sews handbags, tote bags and wallets from fabric they create by fusing together reclaimed plastic shopping bags.
The future is electric
If the 41st Tokyo Motor Show is any guide, major car manufacturers are taking the race to build eco-friendly machines seriously.
Launching Debate 2.0: Not in my backyard
Debate 2.0 is an open arena for sharing your ideas on controversial topics. This session: NIMBYism (not in my backyard).
New operating system for post-peak oil age
We need to re-orient international institutions and design a new Operating System (i.e. energy policy) for the post-peak oil age.
The world’s next breath
Central to the Transition Movement is the belief that communities can be a catalyst for the societal redesign required to respond to climate change and the coming end of cheap oil.
Japan, waking up to peak oil?
Japan’s economy is vulnerable to peak oil due to its high dependence on fossil fuels. But is the government moving fast enough?
Blind Spot is a film that shows how we've been conditioned to consume by an oil-based economic system, while ignoring the imminent implications.
Brazil, bio-fuel and beef
Bechara Saab, a Brazilian rancher in the state of Paraná, has developed a way to convert a cheap waste product into feed for his cattle.
Intelligence to fuel cars of the future
The Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Zurich introduces an environmentally-friendly automobile called the PAC-Car II to the world.
Plugging into wind
Many governments are setting higher wind energy targets but is wind power really that hot, or just a gimmick?
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