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696 Articles by Craig Mackintosh

Letters from Vietnam: Hanoi, or Venice?

Editor's note: More from former Celsias editor Craig Mackintosh. Below is more on his adventures in Vietnam working for the Permaculture Research Institute, this time covering the terrible floods in Hanoi. Read Part I here and Part II here. Downtown Hanoi - on a Bad DayPhotos: Craig Mackintosh I ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in November 2008, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Permaculture, Travel, Weather

Letters from Vietnam - Ke Village

Editor's note: More from former Celsias editor Craig Mackintosh. Below is more on his adventures in Vietnam working for the Permaculture Research Institute, with more beautiful photographs, too. Read Part I here. The trip to meet the Ma Lieng people at Ke Village, Vietnam, was a bit like a ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Permaculture, Travel

Letters from Vietnam - The Road to Na Sai

Editor's note: Have you been wondering what happened to former Celsias editor Craig Mackintosh? Below, he fills us in on his adventures in Vietnam working for the Permaculture Research Institute, complete with beautiful photographs. We catch a rare glimpse of an ancient and beautiful culture - the Black Thai people ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in October 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Children and Families, Economics, Food, Health, Permaculture (1 comment)

Changing of the Guard

Dear Readers It has now been eighteen months since I began the Celsias narrative -- a blog that has become a widely read, evolving contemplation on the converging problems and potential solutions we must grapple with now and in our collective futures. It has been quite an experience. Indeed, a privilege ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in June 2008

The Food Crisis Spurs Gene Patenting Race

Big Biotech is gearing up to substantially increase their market share in the face of a global food and climate crisis -- in hopes of cashing in on desperation. The patenting office has never been so busy. Do you remember the pulitzer prize-winning photo that shocked the world back in 1994 ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

Monsanto Invents the Pig

It's amazing what humankind can do with a little effort and ingenuity. Who'd a thought we could create an intelligent, four legged creature with a curly tail, that actually walks and makes cute grunting noises? Stand by to be horrified at the lengths Big Biotech will go to ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business (1 comment)

Rice Restaurants

This is great to see -- a restaurant powering their company vehicle with their own waste. keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Transport

The Last Days of Ancient Sunlight?

A very glum, serious looking energy advisor, Dr. Robert Hirsch, made some alarming statements on CNBC a few days ago -- statements you'd be unlikely to spot on Fox News. [youtube]IWGsnW_NnxE[/youtube]   It is estimated that by 2025 worldwide demand for oil will increase 50% over 2005 levels -- much ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Coal & Oil, Politics & Government, Weather

India Suicides: I Want My Father Back

We've made mention of the social and environmental costs of monocultures and genetically modified crops often. Amongst these has been many mentions of a humanitarian disaster occuring on a daily basis in India, where thousands of farmers have been committing suicide as a result of failed harvests -- the failed ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Industry & Business

'Clean Coal' Exposed

[youtube]PLZ-hvVVGmY[/youtube]   The marketing shill 'Clean Coal' is both brilliant and delusional. It's a topic we've tackled time and time again. While many environmentalists have been pinning their hopes on a supposed massive CO2-mitigation potential, the reality is that carbon capture and storage (CCS), on a grand ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business

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