News Roundup — Sept. 23, 2016

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Low Tech News

With Citizens’ Help, Cities Can Build A Better Bike Lane — And More – NPR

Earthquake-Resistant in the Himalayas – OpEdNews

Traces of Bronze Age Cheese Production Unearthed in Denmark –

Early Fish Hooks Unearthed in Okinawa –

Researchers identify oldest textile dyed indigo, reflecting scientific knowledge from 6,200 years ago – ScienceDaily

Samaritan’s Purse Planning 500 Earthbag Houses in Nepal – Natural Building Blog

Farmers Enlist Chickens And Bugs To Battle Against Pests – NPR

Bioengineering Professor Who Encourages Creativity Wins Genius Grant – NPR

Environmental News

Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change – NPR

Bayer To Buy Monsanto For $66B, Part Of A Trend Of Consolidation In Big Ag – NPR

SoCal Gas To Pay $4 Million After Massive Gas Leak – NPR

Research News

Mystery Of White Trees Among California’s Redwoods May Be Solved – NPR

U.N. To Take On Antibiotic Resistance At General Assembly – NPR

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Likely Doesn’t Cause Cancer – NPR


Why ‘Overregulated’ California is Leading the Way – Resource Insights

Earth’s Temperature Timeline – XKCD (see caveat here from NPR)

’70’s Food Movement Promoted Benefits Of Plant-Based Diet – NPR

Timeline: The Past, Present and Future of Germany’s Energiewende – Resilience


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