News Roundup — November 10, 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

Monks For A Month: College Kids Give Up Talking — And Technology – NPR
Why You Shouldn’t Use Bleached or Glossy Paper in Your Compost or Worm Farm – Deep Green Permaculture
No-Till Farming for Healthier Soil and Lifestyles – PRI
13 Principles of Sustainable Architecture – NBB

Environmental News

Activists Paint Anti-Pipeline Mural Outside Wells Fargo – EF!
Blockadia map reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement – E
We’re pouring millions of tons of salt on roads each winter. Here’s why that’s a problem – Ensia
Zero-waste town’s brewery & pub is made with recycled materials – TH

Research News

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year – CB
Study: 100% renewable electricity worldwide is feasible, and cheaper than business-as-usual – TH
Over half of Greenland’s ice sheet is in danger of melting – G
These 10 rivers likely the source of millions of tons of ocean plastic – TH


The Interdependence Of Humanity And Earth – NPR

Source Abbreviations

CB – Carbon Brief
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
R – Resilience
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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