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Transition Town: A Tonic for the Peak Oil Blues

The days of cheap and plentiful oil are ending, perhaps sooner than we'd like to imagine. To confront the impending crisis known as Peak Oil, communities in the UK have developed models of sustainable local living called Transition Towns. Behind their strategy is the belief that with cooperation and creativity, and under a well-designed civic plan, the future without oil could be preferable to the present.

Canaries in The Coal Mine?

Since last fall, swarms of honeybees have mysteriously disappeared in a global epidemic. Bird deaths are also on the rise, with unusual die-offs appearing across the planet. In both cases, scientists are struggling to find answers. Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something?