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  • Podcast

    Sandra Postel: Repairing The Water Cycle

    It's now a top priority for our species
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:13 AM

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    El Niño has been dropping much-needed rain this winter on a parched American West. But it's making little difference to the greater water scarcity issues the US as well as the rest of the world is increasingly facing.

    Here to talk about the state of the world situation for fresh water — arguably the single most important resource to humans on the planet, next to oxygen — is Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project, author, lecturer, and former National Geographic Fellow. The punch-line to her message: as more and more demands are placed on our finite freshwater supply by human consumption and climate change, intelligent conservation is now an absolute must.

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  • Insider
    Chris Martenson/Martenson Garden July 2014

    Humans Making Bad Choices Is Why I Garden

    Behold, the era of Peak Soil
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:35 AM

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    As long as you're curious and read somewhat widely, if you're one of those readers who digs a bit further now and then, it's pretty much impossible to avoid the conclusion that humans are living unsustainably.

    We're using up energy sources that took approximately 350 million years to accrete in a single 350-year-long orgy of consumption.

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    Las Vegas In Dusty Trouble

    Humans, shortsightedness, and useless optimism
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 2:16 AM

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    One thing that is certain to trip up the human race is its tendency to pursue short term goals and solutions without any weighty regard for the long-term consequences of those actions.

    We routinely learn that unintended consequences are the norm, not the exception, and yet that rarely stops us from boldly interfering with complex processes.

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  • Blog
    Farmland LP

    A Weekend On The Farm

    An excellent investment of time (and money)
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:55 PM

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    If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
     
    As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 2/2 – Realtor Accepts Bitcoin for Property, Western U.S. Fears Worst In Drought

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, February 2, 2014, 4:36 PM

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    • Canadian Realtor Accepts Bitcoin Deposits for Residential Properties
    • N.C. startup develops a way to turn sand into bricks with bacteria instead of heat
    • Dr. Craig Roberts Interview
    • Spurred by Global Crises, Germany Weighs a More Muscular Foreign Policy
    • Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

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    Daily Digest 5/30 – Wine Country Faces Fiscal Crisis, Drought Emaciates Cattle In NM

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:49 PM

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    • Back to Basics – Gold, Silver, and the Economy
    • "Major Shocks Will Become The Norm From Now On"
    • US targets digital currency in huge fraud probe
    • OECD: Europe's Recession Threatens Entire Global Economy
    • ‘A disaster in slow motion’: Wine country latest California region to face fiscal crisis
    • How Islamist militancy threatens Africa
    • China's dead pig scandal ushers in hard times for fishermen and hog farmers
    • Portland, Maine Doctor Forgoes Insurance To Provide Affordable Care To Community
    • GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organisations
    • Weather disasters increasing, insurance industry warns
    • GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes
    • Oops: Europe’s green mandates have resulted in more imported coal and wood consumption
    • Harper government nixed reviews for some oil sands projects following warnings of water disruption
    • Corn Growers Turn to Pesticides After Genetically Modified Seeds Fail
    • In China, 'cancer villages' a reality of life
    • Officials: NM ranch had 1,000 emaciated cattle

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    Daily Digest 5/20 – Market Boom Or Bubble, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust In TX

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:02 PM

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    • Canada Jobs Grant: Harper Government Buying Ads To Promote Program That Doesn't Yet Exist
    • Motive, Means, & Opportunity in the Gold Market
    • The Spreading Consequences Of Syria's Civil War
    • Boom Or Bubble?
    • Natural Gas – The “Slow Process that's Gathering Speed”
    • Lines In The Sand
    • Tornadoes Level Homes in Okla., Killing One Person
    • Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust

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