These are the places we go almost every day for information, inspiration and confirmation. If you want a balanced, non-industrial view of the status of the industrial age, make them part of your daily life too. Organized, annotated and linked for your convenience.
GM Watch — as in genetically mutilated (sorry, modified) food and crops. This site chronicle what few others do — the spreading and worsening destruction being done by genetic engineers to our diminishing sources of food.
Climate Progress is the blog of Dr. Joseph Romm, a senior fellow at the Center for America Progress Action Fund. He has been called by Time Magazine “the Web’s most influential climate-change blogger.” A daily must-see.
Resilience.org (formerly Energy Bulletin) is a site whose focus is on “building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these.” Another daily must-see.
Association for the Study of Peak Oil — one of the few sources of objective information about the worst current threat to the security of the human race.
Environment News Service — PR news releases relating to the environment, put out by people with something to sell, but informative nevertheless.
Science Daily — daily updates on the latest research news, in every category of scientific endeavor.
Environmental Journalism Today — the stories that the members of the Society of Environmental Journalists are working on.
Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms) – the high priest of sustainable agriculture in this country, Joel has inspired thousands of us to reconnect with the land and the animals that can thrive on it. This is his farm site, but don’t expect him to ship any steaks across the country: he famously refused to do just that for Michael Pollan, who explained why inOmnivore’s Dilemma.
Sharon Astyk (Casaubon’s Book) is one of the best writers and thinkers on the planet when it comes to understanding and surviving the looming crisis of industrial society being brought on by resource depletion and climate change. Unlike most who contemplate the situation, she walks the walk, living sustainably on a New York farm and showing the rest of us the way forward.
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Aquatic Invasive Management — dealing with invasive species in Adirondack Lakes the old-fashioned, sustainable way: by hand.
Philly Eco City — seeking ustainability in the city.
Learning from Dogs — meditations that illuminate our line of country.