Toward a Finite-Planet Journalism

If the majority of voters remain ecologically illiterate, they must give up either civilization or democracy.

The Hidden Door

Mark Burch argues that voluntary simplicity is the best path for achieving both individual well-being and economic sustainability.

Dualist Economics

Herman Daly analyzes the philosophies of Frederick Soddy, a well known pioneer of chemistry, but also an insightful pioneer of economics.

Top 5 Threats to the World’s Beaches (and a Systemic Solution)

Only an economy that externalizes environmental costs would underwrite development practices that are pushing beaches to the brink of extinction.

How Many People Can a State Sustain?

It’s a tough question to answer — how many people can a state sustainably support? But Vermont has taken a crack at it.

Insanity Reigns at the World Bank

Now’s the time to maintain pressure on the World Bank to avoid costly failures in constructing a 21st-century energy infrastructure.

The End of the Age of Extraction

The age of extraction is ending. We need a true cost economy that can meet people’s needs without undermining planetary life-support systems.

The Fracking of “The Limits to Growth”

The contradictions in an oilman’s life offer insights into the complexities that come with confronting the limits to growth.

Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation

If you’re curious about what life might be like in a steady state economy, Sam Alexander’s Entropia offers some intriguing ideas.

Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and The Old Win-Win Rhetoric

Wishful thinking and political rhetoric aside, we’ve got to get a handle on economic growth to conserve biodiversity and environmental health.