On yer bike

IN  perhaps one of the great ironies of human civilisation, mechanical devices to truly magnify human power came along as soon as we didn’t need them. Pedal-powered devices like bicycles only appeared after coal had already begun to transform the...

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Feel the heat

SAY solar power” and everyone thinks of photovoltaic cells, and investing in these would be a boon to the world – we would live in a different planet now if most people did that back in the 1970s, when we...

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All aboard the Earthship

ALL of us live in homes that are dependent on larger systems to operate: electrical grids, heating and plumbing. Most...

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The qualities of kale

MANY local gardeners had their worst year ever in 2012, with the near-constant rain washing away soil, waterlogging roots and...

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