Avoiding extinction: Participation in the nested complexity of life

The most adequate qualitative indicator is the emergence of resilience in the nested complexity that supports life as a planetary process.
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How a sustainable food system is built

So when we first undertake an agroecological approach to farming, we are literally building a sustainable food system from the ground up.

A Green New Deal for agriculture

What sort of politics can take on the complex of industrial agriculture, large-scale processors, and the chemical industry that supports them?

Making charcoal

Charcoal is simply wood that has been burned without oxygen, either by being heated but sealed away from oxygen or setting it on fire and cutting off air.


Steven Pinker’s ideas about progress are fatally flawed.

In Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker argues that the human race has never had it so good. These eight graphs show why he's so wrong.

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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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