News Roundup — Dec. 23, 2016

Low Tech News

Reindeer antler secrets inspire stronger materials – TreeHugger
For Cash-Strapped Monks, Selling Fruitcakes Is A Saving Grace – NPR
Tel Aviv’s rooftop farm grows fresh food for thousands – TreeHugger
Make Your Life Less Oily in 2017: Part I, Taking Stock – Resilience
How to Build a Cordwood House – Natural Building Blog
Our Permaculture Kitchen Staples: sourdough, cheese, kraut, tibicos + jun – Milkwood Permaculture Blog
Hobbit House with Amazing Green Roof – Off Grid Straw Bale Cabin – Natural Building Blog
A Canadian’s guide to surviving frigid winters – TreeHugger

Environmental News

UK Climate Change Act: Understanding the costs and benefits – CarbonBrief
1646 – The Garden Awakening with Mary Reynolds – Permaculture Podcast
Massive 2013 Oil Spill in North Dakota Still Not Cleaned Up – EarthFirst!
A Canadian Province Is Refusing to Release Pipeline Safety Reports – Vice: Motherboard
Obama Administration Issues Offshore Drilling Ban In Arctic And Atlantic – NPR
Uber’s self-driving cars threaten to squish bike riders – Grist
How Pipelines Carrying Bitumen From The Oilsands Could Threaten Sea Life – Vice: Motherboard

Research News

US trying harder on climate change than ‘unambitious’ China, says study – CarbonBrief
Earliest evidence discovered of plants cooked in ancient pottery – ScienceDaily
Trump’s Pick for Budget Director Isn’t Sure the Government Should Fund Scientific Research – Mother Jones
How a growing timber business revived a forest – Grist
22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes every year – TreeHugger
Computer models find ancient solutions to modern climate problems – ScienceDaily

Op-Ed

Cities can pick up nations’ slack on combating climate change – Grist


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