News Roundup — March 16, 2018

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

Science Was Wrong About How To Make Norway’s Traditional Porridge : The Salt : NPR
Why is it so hard to get people to switch to renewable energy?

1807 – Eat Mesquite and More! with Brad Lancaster and Jill Lorenzini | The Permaculture Podcast

The Sparrow and the Twig | The Dark Mountain Project

Restoring Mayberry: The Lives of Others
This Is Why You Don’t See People-Size Salmon Anymore : The Salt : NPR
People are stranded in ‘transit deserts’ in dozens of US cities
Javier Senosiain – Organic Architecture | Natural Building Blog
Heating with wind – Lean Green Consulting
How an energy-efficient house can become a big wind-powered battery | TreeHugger

Environmental News

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest – The New York Times
Easter Island Is Eroding – The New York Times
Ireland will phase out coal by 2025 | TreeHugger
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Locals Take Over Pipeline Office, Then Occupy Drill Rig | Earth First! Newswire
Pipeline Executives Spend Energy Conference Lamenting Widespread Resistance to their Projects | Earth First! Newswire

Research News

Lack of snowpack leaves the West hung out to dry | Grist
This is What a West Without Water Will Look Like – Mother Jones


The World Oil Supply is Infinite: I Know That Because I Believe It – Resilience
The great agricultural resettlement or the next chapter of the fall | Feasta
The physicist who dreamed of other universes wanted us to save the one we’ve already got. | Grist
Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk
Here’s The Case For More Rules For Backyard Chickens : The Salt : NPR
An enthusiastic embrace of a mysterious planet – An Outside Chance
How rethinking land use and preserving natural carbon sinks is essential to bridge the emissions gap
The Great Change: Punctuated Equilibrium
Climate Defenders Are from Saturn, Deniers Are from Uranus – Civil Notion

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Need to Go – But What about the Poorer People who Rely on Cheap Energy? – Resilience

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