News Roundup — October 13, 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

Mo’ Mulberry – The Essential Guide to All You Need to Know About Mulberry – PRI
Outstanding Onions – PRI
1728 – Local Food Nodes with Viktor Zaunders – Permaculture Podcast
New GoSun portable solar cooker weighs 2 lbs, cooks a meal in 20 minutes – TH
This concentrated solar power plant is totally tubular & easily transported – TH
He’s Growing BANANAS at 7,200 Feet (In COLORADO) – NBB
Electrifying Heating – Resilience
How Do You Use Urine? – PRI

Environmental News

Support Cascadia Forest Defenders as They Defend an Oregon Forest from Logging – EF!
In-depth: How the ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ hopes to deliver UK climate goals – Carbon Brief
The Dharma of disobedience at Ende Gelände: breaking the law to combat climate violence – E
Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Grow Rice – VM
Sleep like a Swede using the lifestyle philosophy of ‘lagom’ – TH
Elon Musk wants to help Puerto Rico go all-renewable – G

Research News

Wikipedia’s Science Articles Are Elitist – VM
Geoengineering: Scientists in Berlin debate radical ways to reverse global warming – Carbon Brief
Mapped: How the US generates electricity – Carbon Brief
Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit – Carbon Brief


The antibiotic apocalypse will change the way we live – TH
The Future of Renewable Energy – Feasta

Source Abbreviations

C – The Conversation
E – The Ecologist
EF! – Earth First! Newswire
G – Grist
MJ – Mother Jones
NBB — Natural Building Blog
NPR – National Public Radio
NYT – New York Times
PRI – Permaculture Research Institute
TH – TreeHugger
V – Vice
VM – Vice: Motherboard

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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