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Top Three Reasons Cheap Natural Gas Won’t Kill Renewable Energy

Top Three Reasons Cheap Natural Gas Won’t Kill Renewable Energy | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
I’ll be the first to admit that cheap natural gas prices are one of the biggest short-term threats to deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. today.
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Futurity.org – Oil supply’s ‘tipping point’ long gone?

Futurity.org – Oil supply’s ‘tipping point’ long gone? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Research news from leading universities...
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10 Most Weird Inventions of 2012

10 Most Weird Inventions of 2012 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Today, various inventions, some of which are really very odd, have improved our living standards. Let’s have a look at these 10 most weird inventions of 2012.
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Author dishes all the dirt on organic farming

Author dishes all the dirt on organic farming | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Edmonton-born Heather Stretch is back home over the next few days to promote her new book, All The Dirt, Reflections on Organic Farming.
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Press Releases - Bon Appétit Management Company

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PALO ALTO, CA (Feb. 21, 2012)—Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 400 cafés for corporations, universities, museums and specialty venues in 31 states, announced the rollout of the food service industry’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare policy to date, to applause from The Humane Society of the United States.

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Energy innovation - youTrust.org

Energy innovation - youTrust.org | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AlertNet) - Rural areas of Bangladesh are to see an increase in solar electricity generation as part of an ambitious plan to boost the provision of power from renewable sources.


The government has set a target of generating 500 megawatts (MW) of green energy – almost ten times the current amount – by 2015, in an attempt to narrow the gap between current supplies of grid electricity and the needs of the country’s 160 million people.
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New thinking for city finances

New thinking for city finances | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
City finances have long been under pressure, but the Great Recession and steady attacks on federal and state spending have compounded local financial difficulties.
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Preserving the Jordan River

The East Jordan Shoe Club made this video for a nationwide contest through Samsung. They made it to the top 15 out of 1,500 schools that applied. The video s...
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Wright Brothers - Roads Were Not Built For Cars

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An interview with the Motorists' Front of Judea: What have cyclists ever done for us?

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Social Entrepreneur Sharon Kleyne Announces Breakthrough Impact Education To Take On Global Climate Change

“The humidity in the air we breathe is as important to life as the water we drink,” says Sharon Kleyne, social entrepreneur and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, Inc. “My research is discovering that the air’s humidity (suspended water vapor) – our Breath of Life – is becoming threatened.

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Bus stops that read your face? Plan UK takes a risk

Bus stops that read your face? Plan UK takes a risk | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Think privacy issues are scary here in the states.  Imagine walking up to a Bus Stop and having it recognize your face!  Plan UK is trailblazing facial recognition in a new bus stop advert for its 'Because I’m a Girl' campaign. Celina Ribeiro applauds a charity on the bleeding edge.

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The ingredients for a sexy city revealed…the Chatter

The ingredients for a sexy city revealed…the Chatter | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Traverse City, Michigan:  From Gary Howe's My Wheels Are Turning blog.  


The City is right on schedule to see Traverse City's first dog park happen this spring.  To keep the momentum, volunteers are counting on a healthy turn-out at this Monday night's "Mardi Paws" at L...

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Do You Like Money? If So, Solar Panels May Be For You

Do You Like Money? If So, Solar Panels May Be For You | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Solar panels might be the power source of the future, but they seem quite daunting. The idea of getting something large installed on your roof sounds both time consuming and expensive.
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Artist stomps out beautiful snow circles - Holy Kaw!

Artist stomps out beautiful snow circles - Holy Kaw! | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

We've been missing the snow here.  These artists give us something to contemplate in admiration.

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USDA Blog: The People’s Garden Initiative Celebrates 3 Years of Growth | Community Gardening Resources

USDA Blog: The People’s Garden Initiative Celebrates 3 Years of Growth | Community Gardening Resources | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Three years ago this week, on February 12, 2009, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commemorated President Lincoln’s 200th birthday by creating the first USDA People’s Garden at the “People’s Department.”   USDA Blog   (USDA Blog: The People’s...
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Young People, Farming & Food Conference

Young People, Farming & Food Conference | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Since 2005, the Future Agricultures Consortium has built a dynamic partnership between leading African and UK institutions, developed a strong evidence base for policy influencing around a set of themes and engaged with agricultural policy...
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Paths of Knowledge & A Free Resource

The byword these days is resilience -- preparing to withstand and adapt to the major shocks bedeviling our dysfunctional and brittle systems. One key to resilience is decentralization, and the national and global trend toward greater decentralization of our basic systems is among the most hopeful and dynamic shifts in the world today.


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Non-Profit Group Works Towards Greener, Cleaner Mardi Gras | Ecorazzi

Non-Profit Group Works Towards Greener, Cleaner Mardi Gras | Ecorazzi | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
One particular non-profit group, VerdiGras, is taking it upon themselves to work towards a greener future for one of the largest carnivals around the country.
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Downtown Houston 8 Lane Roadway Traffic Calming - http://g.co/maps/6NVgq

I was recently in Houston for a conference at the George Brown Convention Center. Biggest thing I've ever seen! The road out in front, Avenida De Las Americas, is 8 lanes of fast moving commuter and commercial traffic.
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Goal: 20 Percent Local Food by 2020 | Our Voices

Goal: 20 Percent Local Food by 2020 | Our Voices | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The Northwest Michigan Food & Farming Network set an ambitious goal Friday of increasing the amount of food purchased locally in our region to 20 percent...
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Tempers flare at Keweenaw County meeting - MiningGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette

Tempers flare at Keweenaw County meeting - MiningGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
EAGLE RIVER — A group of citizens still has concerns about the new cell tower on Brockway Mountain, but the Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners...
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Local Economy Weekly - February 17, 2012

Local Economy Weekly - February 17, 2012 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it


THIS WEEK: A Walkable Roller Coaster (COOL!), Why Alleys Deserve More Respect, Advice From a 70 Year Old Cyclist, North America's Most Expensive City (Hint: It ain't down here, eh.), And What's This About High Arsenic Levels in Organics????,  and a lot more.


This is my collection of news, articles, interviews, videos, and other ideas that we've found related to Local Economy. It's a wide swath cut into the topic as we cover everything from permaculture, small farms, gardening, energy, politics, transportation, infrastructure, and other elements that make up a community and how it works economically.


We put these here in one place after weeding through the chaff. We provide what's interesting and pertinent while excluding purely promotional materials. You should feel confident when you click on one of these links that it won't lead you through some spammy, scammy, adventure before you get to the heart of the matter.


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