News Roundup — May 11, 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

The fight for Europe’s last wild rivers 
Read this slowly – it could save your life
How I Built a Pallet Greenhouse with a Rain Gutter Grow System | Natural Building Blog
12 groups of companion plants to make your vegetable garden thrive | TreeHugger

We’re running out of wilderness | TreeHugger

1813 – Theory U and the Emerging Future with Dr. Otto Scharmer | The Permaculture Podcast

Dark Mountain: Issue 13 – Bearing Witness to a Disappearing World | The Dark Mountain Project

The EPA says burning wood to generate power is ‘carbon-neutral.’ Is that true?

How the growing “One Water” movement is not only helping the environment but also saving millions of dollars | Ensia

Environmental News

California Just Became the First State to Require Solar Panels on New Residential Construction – Mother Jones
Rich Nations Aren’t Following Through on Their Paris Climate Pledges – Mother Jones

Paid actors faked public support for a power plant in New Orleans | Grist

Going green is harder for Detroit’s low-income communities | Grist

The tiny country of Fiji has a big plan to fight climate change | Grist

Making a cleaner, greener, environmentally safe sunscreen

Politics versus the Future: Canada’s Orwellian Energy Standoff – Resilience

Nine Uncomfortable Canadian Energy Facts – Resilience

Research News

Tourism responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, study finds | Carbon Brief
As the U.S. turns its back, poor countries can expect more volatile temperature swings | Grist


FEASTA Turns 20: food policy, sustainability, and basic income – a U.S. perspective | Feasta
Is Defra missing the chance to integrate food, the environment and farmer livelihoods? – Indie Farmer

Where are We Going? – Resilience

Puerto Rico: Deciding Its Energy Future – Resilience

Green building isn’t enough; we need green zoning. | TreeHugger

The Great Change: Straw Wars
Restoring Mayberry: Community-Supported Agriculture
Resource Insights: Information overload, sustainability, and the emerging organization


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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