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 email@example.com.
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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
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
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
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