Waste, repair, and reinscribing value
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How objects and materials are disposed of and how they are brought back into use
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Rewilding made simple, an animated guide - video

Could the destruction of the natural world be reversed? George Monbiot narrates an animation on the enchanting subject of rewilding
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These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy

These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: As I see in threads on my articles, the online sabotaging of intelligent debate seems organised. We must fight to save this precious gift
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Shell presses ahead with world's deepest offshore oil well

Shell presses ahead with world's deepest offshore oil well | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Company will drill almost two miles underwater in Gulf of Mexico as part of next generation of deep-water developments
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Break the grip of corporate power to secure our future

Break the grip of corporate power to secure our future | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Neoliberal dogma forbids the intervention required to stop climate change. To save the planet we must articulate a new politics
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Around the world in 195 days, six hours - by bike

Around the world in 195 days, six hours - by bike | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
A Scottish man has become the fastest to cycle around the world, completing the trip in 195 days and six hours
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What are the Most Commonly Traded Commodities?

Find out about the Most Commonly Traded Commodities
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The price is wrong

The price is wrong | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Golden opportunity IN OTHER places the talk may be of consolidation but in Hong Kong the number of exchanges is rising. On May 18th the brand-new Hong Kong...
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'Peak stuff' message is cold comfort – we need to embrace green technology

'Peak stuff' message is cold comfort – we need to embrace green technology | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Tim Jackson: It's nice to think that our consumption is on the wane, but resources continue to be plundered unsustainably
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Is the 'peak consumption' hypothesis correct?

Is the 'peak consumption' hypothesis correct? | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: We should celebrate the fact that our use of resources appears to be declining – but a good deal of further research is needed
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Building a better corkscrew

Building a better corkscrew | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Giant nutcrackers, a corkscrew as heavy as a car and a mechanical submarine have all been created by mechanical sculptor Rob Higgs
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China's quest to harvest shale gas

China's quest to harvest shale gas | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
The village of Xinchao, in China's eastern province of Zhejiang, seems an unlikely place to start an energy boom - but resident have learnt that beneath them lies a vast potential supply of gas.
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India blackouts leave 700 million without power

India blackouts leave 700 million without power | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Power cuts plunge 20 of India's 28 states into darkness as energy suppliers fail to meet growing demand
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10 things you might not know about India

10 things you might not know about India | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
As Rajini Vaidyanathan departs India after two years, she reflects on some surprising things she learned.
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This faith in the markets is misplaced: only governments can save our living planet

This faith in the markets is misplaced: only governments can save our living planet | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The European emissions trading system died last week. Why? Because of the lobbying power of big business
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Milton Friedman: a study in failure

Milton Friedman: a study in failure | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Richard Adams: The great economist's career was full of heated controversy but achieved almost nothing of substance in setting public policy.
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Lost Argentine town re-emerges

Lost Argentine town re-emerges | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
The lost Argentine town of Epecuen has re-emerged from a lake after 25 years
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The mysterious powers of Microsoft Excel

The mysterious powers of Microsoft Excel | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
After economists admit a spreadsheet miscalculation in a study used to support austerity policies, writer Colm O'Regan pays tribute to the ubiquity of Microsoft Excel.
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The art of hand crafted bicycles

The art of hand crafted bicycles | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Sales of bikes in the UK are up. But not everyone is content with buying a mass-produced bicycle. Some are looking for something different, which is helping the revival of the craft of bike building.
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Top 10 Most Traded Commodities In The World 2013

Top 10 Most Traded Commodities In The World 2013 | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
What are commodities? Well, commodities can be defined as marketable items that are produced to meet up with necessities of demand & supply. The commodity market is the place where primary or r...
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Peak stuff: the data

Peak stuff: the data | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Duncan Clark: A look at the data behind the claim that the UK's consumption of materials may have peaked
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Why is our consumption falling?

Why is our consumption falling? | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
From food to paper and water, Britain has gradually been guzzling less over the past decade. Why?
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Lost villages

Lost villages | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Photographer Neil A White's Lost Villages project documents the constant battle between the North Sea and Holderness coast in the North East of England.
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Malawi warms to sustainable stoves – in pictures

Malawi warms to sustainable stoves – in pictures | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Malawi, where an estimated 99% of household energy comes from biomass, is addressing its energy use.
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It's just a slag heap, isn't it? The world heritage sites that defy belief

It's just a slag heap, isn't it? The world heritage sites that defy belief | Waste, repair, and reinscribing value | Scoop.it
Unesco has just awarded heritage status to a mining landscape in northern France, but it's far from being the only ugly site to be so honoured
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