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When borders close.

The new age of deglobalization is on, and it is likely to last.

When Borders Close

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Bust hits America’s cowboy coal basin after 40 years of boom.

Wyoming cash cow is hobbled by three bankruptcies, 1,100 job cuts.

The last bastion of the American coal industry has been breached.

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From market disruption to clean energy: ‘Energy 2030’ iSee Conference.

The annual iSEE Congress focused on how to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy to meet future energy needs. Here are six takeaways:

On Sept. 12, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment at the University of Illinois held its annual iSEE Congress at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. The conference focused on how to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy to meet future energy needs. Here are six takeaways:

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Academic: Resilience needed with coming oil crash.

The premise Richard Heinberg's one-hour talk and following Q & A was that community resilience, an adaptive cluster of strategies, ways of thinking and acting, will be key to successful human response to anticipated climate change and resource market-related disruptions.

Richard Heinberg, an American journalist, educator and a senior fellow with the Post-Carbon Institute, spoke last Thursday to a crowd of about 150 Green Mountain College students and interested local residents. His talk was “The Case for Resilience,” and his subject was moving toward a post-carbon society, one that no longer depends on cheap oil-based energy.

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From herdsmen to central bankers, southern Africa counts drought cost.

Farmers, game reserves and central bankers across southern Africa are among those set to count the cost for years to come of the drought that wiped out livestock, pushed up food prices and caused power shortages and protests.

Molefi Ramantele, a small-scale livestock farmer who ekes out a living in Botswana's arid scrubland, lost a third of his cattle in the drought that has scorched southern Africa.

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