News Roundup — Mar. 31, 2017

These are a few stories we found this week that may be of interest to institute regulars. If you have a news tip, please send it to

Low Tech News

EagleYew House — Efficient Technology With an Artist’s Aesthetic – Natural Building Blog
This restaurant is using its own scraps, fish poop, and worms to change the industry – Vice News
All you need is one – TreeHugger
20 Perennial Crops for Wet Soil – Tenth Acre Farm
Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing – NPR
World War I food propaganda still inspires today – TreeHugger
Four ways responsible forestry supports wood construction – TreeHugger
1711 – Natural Aquaponics – Permaculture Podcast
This low-tech gravity-fed watering system is based on an ancient irrigation technique – TreeHugger

Environmental News

What to Know About Trump’s Order to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan – New York Times
Planned Rollback of Climate Rules Unlikely to Achieve All Trump’s Goals – New York Times
It’s official: Oil is making its way through the Dakota Access Pipeline – Grist
Video: Climate scientists discuss record lows in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice – Carbon Brief

Research News

Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’ – Carbon Brief
Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump – NPR
Lower-carbon power is less likely to kill you – Grist


How to defuse the methane timebomb in the Arctic? Unleash the mammoths – Grist
Why states are pushing ahead with clean energy despite Trump’s embrace of coal – The Conversation

Disclaimer: The news stories and posts linked above are not meant as an endorsement of the information presented. They are provided as they may be of interest to our readers and further our aims of solutions for a post-fossil-fuel world. We strive to provide fact-based information. If you feel that political views are being presented in a partisan fashion, we are happy to provide equal time to opposing view points as long as they are derived from verifiable data and facts.

¹Opinion pieces represent the independent thought of their authors and may or may not represent the position of the Low Technology Institute.

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