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Paul Clarke is a resilience expert and a regular contributor to Walden Labs on the topics of resilience and self-reliance.
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Vinay Gupta has worked with global resilience, failed state solutions, resource scarcity and global system risks for many years, he’s the inventor of the …

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Continuing our series on extending the harvests in your garden, this week’s post will be about extending the growing seasons for summer and fall …

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In August alone, the FDA issued six recalls on commercially-produced food due to the possibility of contamination. These included chicken, beef, and even salad …

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Severe storms in Michigan knocked out power for over 45,000 people living in Detroit. The earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay area left …

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Our food supply lines are incredibly fragile. Since the 2000s, oil prices have dramatically increased, and as we all know current corporate agribusiness requires …

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In October of 2013, 388 people in 23 states were infected with antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella bacteria from contaminated Foster Farms chicken. Last month, …

DIY Isn’t Just for "Nerds" Anymore
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Conceived in California’s Bay Area eight years ago, the Maker Faire is becoming more popular every year. The event is presented by Make Magazine …

Corn is Killing Us Faster than We Think
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In my humble opinion it’s about time we all start boycotting corn and corn-based products. Corn is killing us and it is doing so …

Large Scale Geothermal Power – Could it Work?
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Geothermal power isn’t a new idea but researchers in Spain are thinking about the “Big Picture” and their work could have significant implications for …

Low- and High-Tech Refrigerator Innovations
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Keeping our foods fresh is important whether we purchase produce in the grocery store or harvest it from our own backyard garden. After all, …