News Roundup — April 27, 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

Preparing for Losses – Vignette 2 – Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast
Why you should plant flowers alongside vegetables | TreeHugger

Warmshowers connects tired cyclists with local hospitality | TreeHugger

First principles for sustainable and equitable transportation – An Outside Chance

Raised Garden Beds in the Bush – Growing Your Own Food in Poor Soil Conditions – The Permaculture Research Institute

How to Grow Great Garlic: a beginners guide – Milkwood

VIDEO: Fast fashion has a long history of environmental and social damage #whomademyclothes?

We calculated how much money trees save for your city

HomeBiogas – Turn Your Waste into Energy | Natural Building Blog

There Are Just Two Sources of Energy – Resilience

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work In a Postindustrial Canadian City – Motherboard

Environmental News

How many LEGO skyscrapers could be built from a year’s worth of ocean plastic? | TreeHugger
Wisconsin: City Evacuated, State of Emergency Declared Following Oil Refinery Explosion | Earth First! Newswire
Appeals Court Allows “Necessity Defense” for Pipeline Protesters in Minnesota | Earth First! Newswire
France: The Revenge Against the Commons (Recent Report from the ZAD) | Earth First! Newswire

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Research News

Climate Change Will Make Thousands of Islands Uninhabitable. A New Study Says It’ll Happen Sooner Than We Thought. – Mother Jones
Mapped: African heatwaves could increase ‘five-fold’ with 3C of global warming | Carbon Brief

Deforestation has driven up hottest day temperatures, study says | Carbon Brief

Mother’s milk holds the key to unlocking an evolutionary mystery from the last ice age

The curious link between coal and the future of energy | TreeHugger


The Great Change: Mycelial Mind
Resource Insights: The global village and the surveillance society

Disrupting the Commons: Dockless Bikes and Scooters Create Layers of Community Instability – Motherboard

The Goldman Prize missed the black heroes of Flint — just like the media did | Grist

My boyfriend only wants one kid because of climate change. Is he being ridiculous? | Grist

OPINION: It’s time to untame the mighty Mississippi River and stop wasting millions of dollars of sediment each year | Ensia

The Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution – Mother Jones

When Winning in Court Won’t Save the Environment:  Looking for a Plan “C”(Part 1) – Civil Notion

When Winning in Court Won’t Save the Environment Looking for a Plan “C”  (Part 2) – Civil Notion

John Tyndall: founder of climate science? | Climate Lab Book


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