News Roundup — Nov. 4, 2016

Low Tech News

My Passive Solar Tiny House – Natural Building Blog
Eight of the Oldest Forests in the World – TreeHugger
Rhubarb varroa-mite treatment results – The Walden Effect
Free eBook: Best of the Natural Building Blog – Natural Building Blog
Closed-Loop Cheese: The Goat Forage System at Melliodor –  Milkwood
New Products from Watershed Blocks – Natural Building Blog
Everything you need to know about eco-friendly toothbrushes – Grist
Ninth-grader invents renewable energy device powered by the sun, wind and rain – TreeHugger
5 ways that rain gardens help Seattle and Puget Sound – TreeHugger
Earthen Plaster on the Gnestle – Natural Building Blog
Barcelona Wants to Push Cars Out and Reclaim Roads as Public Space – Vice: Motherboard
26 Colorado Communities Will Vote on Building Their Own Internet Networks – Vice: Motherboard
Hot tips for getting your compost pile cooking – Grist
Tiny solar-powered homestead built by ‘right-sizing’ couple – TreeHugger

Environmental News

EPA chief says her agency “has a lot to prove” on environmental justice – Grist
Warming of 2C will push Mediterranean habitats into ‘unprecedented situation’ – CarbonBrief
How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California’s Drought? – NPR
ExxonMobil just got some bad news –  Grist
Shipping industry: Climate change? What’s the big rush! – Grist
Equipment Torched, Barricades Burned in ND as #NODAPL Solidarity Protests Spread – EarthFirst!
Standing Rock Sioux Continue Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline – NPR
A Diesel Spill Is Putting World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk – Vice:Motherboard
Inside the Carbon Tax Fight That’s Dividing Environmentalists – Mother Jones
Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Kills One, Injures Five – EarthFirst!

Research News

Can Science Save the Banana? – TreeHugger
Report Declares Global Wildlife Populations Are Plunging. But It’s Complicated – NPR
This Bird Can Remain Airborne For 10 Months Straight – NPR
Discovering The Science Secrets Of Sourdough (You Can Help) – NPR
Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder – NPR
Tesla’s Invisible Solar Panels Are a Big Deal to Suburbanite Homeowners – Vice: Motherboard
Clouds dampened warming since 1980s, study shows – CarbonBrief
300 million children are breathing toxic air right now – Grist
Early 20th Century Earthquakes May Have Been Caused By Calif. Oil Boom – NPR
Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty? – NPR
Changing climate demands new approach to flood risk, say MPs – CarbonBrief
Carbon-Eating Bacteria Could Be One Answer to Climate Change – Vice: Motherboard
Only three years to save 1.5C climate target, says UNEP – CarbonBrief

Op-Ed

Guest post: Are trade agreements good or bad for the climate? –  CarbonBrief
Food retailers must protect pollinator species, too – TreeHugger
Foundations of an Anarchist Archaeology: A Community Manifesto – Savage Minds
The most dramatic climate fight of the election is in Washington state – Grist
Climate hawk vs. climate hawk: State carbon tax divides national environmental leaders –  Grist
Streets are for people first, Part II – TreeHugger
What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story – Grist (and How to Mislead With Statistics: GMO Crops Edition – Mother Jones)
Here’s one effective solution to climate change: Put a price on carbon – TreeHugger
Leo DiCaprio plays it safe with his new film, ‘Before The Flood’ – TreeHugger


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