News Roundup — 28 Oct. 2016

Low Tech News

There’s an effort to write tiny homes into the International Residential Code afoot – TreeHugger
How Much Did Our Tiny House Cost??? – Natural Building Blog
Don’t Put Tomatoes in the Fridge – TreeHugger
Understanding Urban Agriculture Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Deep Green Permaculture
Labeling Mushroom Logs – The Walden Effect
Meet the Tiny Towns Taking on Climate Change – Grist
2,500 Years Ago, This Brew was Buried With the Dead; A Brewery has Revived It – NPR
After a Long Day of Fighting Climate Change, this Grain is Ready for a Beer – NPR
Indoor Salad Gardening – Natural Building Blog
Porridge, The Food That Built Empires, Stages A Savory Comeback – NPR
The Beauty of Baking “Volcano Bread” Underground in Iceland – TreeHugger

Environmental News

‘Last Gasp’ To Save The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow From Extinction – NPR
The Abandoned Industry Towns Threatening British Columbia’s Natural Resources – Vice
Solar up, coal down: U.S. shakes up energy supply – Grist
Scientists on priorities for IPCC’s special report on 1.5C – CarbonBrief
Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons of Gas Into One of US’ Most Endangered Rivers – EarthFirst!
Half a million solar panels were installed every day in 2015 – Grist

Research News

Cow burps are a big problem for the climate, but a little change in diet could correct that – Grist
The world needs better sidewalks and bike paths, like now – Grist
The Body of Burden of our Plastic Problem – TEDx
What you should know about the cobalt in your smartphone – TreeHugger
Sorry, California, it’s looking like another droughty winter – Grist
Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets – NPR
Inside the Forest That’s Simulating Global Warming – Vice: Motherboard
Antarctica’s Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster — And From Beneath – NPR

Op-Ed

Remember When We Thought Climate Change Would Matter This Election? – Vice: Motherboard
The One Thing Obama Could Have Done to Fix Food—But Didn’t – Mother Jones
Could Hillary Clinton’s ‘Open Borders’ Energy Grid Idea Really Work? – Vice: Motherboard
Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close – NPR
Why I want backyard chickens – TreeHugger
Streets are for people first – TreeHugger
The pope’s call for climate action backfired in conservative America – Grist
Put down that polar bear pick and back away slowly – Grist
London’s Heathrow Airport will get a third runway. Is this a good thing? – TreeHugger


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