News Roundup — June 15, 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

Kame | The Dark Mountain Project
Win-Win Situation. Retrofitting Farm Dams to Increase Freeboard and Increase Wildlife Habitat and Productive Edge – The Permaculture Research Institute

What to do with bad soil  – The Permaculture Research Institute

Planting by Schedule & Plagiarizing Instinct – The Permaculture Research Institute

Restoring Mayberry: The Future of Pavement

JM Fortier on market gardening, surfing & a free crop-rotation webinar

Here’s Something to Think About the Next Time You Grab a Plastic Straw – Mother Jones

There is a simple blueprint for survival – Universal Basic Income and Half Earth

Planting interconnections between farming and environmentalism

Musings . . . by Karen Lynn Allen: 10-Minute Neighborhoods: The Low-Tech Solution to Almost* Everything

It’s time to stop prioritizing cars over kids | TreeHugger

1818 – The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective | The Permaculture Podcast

[Episode #71] – Australia at the Cutting Edge | The Energy Transition Show

Environmental News

California Comeback for Gray Wolf Hits Farthest Point South | Earth First! Newswire
Minnesota: Banner Drop Against Line 3 | Earth First! Newswire

Putting Solar Panels in Pipeline’s Path, Campaign to Combine Power of Sun ‘With Power of the People’ – Resilience

“Dam levels critical” in Cape Town | EARTH Magazine

Research News

Guest post: How global warming is causing ocean oxygen levels to fall
Sea level rise due to Antarctic ice melt has ‘tripled over past five years’ | Carbon Brief
Guest post: Climate change could heighten risk of global food production ‘shocks’ | Carbon Brief

Bees Can Learn The Concept Of Zero, Study Finds : NPR

Looking To History To Combat Wildfires : NPR

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world’s poor at risk

Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans – The New York Times

The Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Lost 3 Trillion Tons of Ice Since 1992 – Motherboard

Scientists Find a “Whole Lot Of Bad News” in Latest Report on Rising CO2 Levels – Mother Jones

New Study Shows the Devastating Effect Climate Change Is Having on Antarctica – Mother Jones


Cassandra’s Legacy: Climate Change as a Game of Russian Roulette
Cassandra’s Legacy: Exponential Growth Towards a Sustainable Future: the Limits of Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Production

Global civilisation to descend into ‘hell on earth’ unless we choose a new paradigm

Is the Trans Mountain Pipeline (and Other Fossil Fuel Investments) a Future Stranded Asset? – Resilience

Civilization as Asteroid: Humans, Livestock, and Extinctions – Resilience

Winning in Court Will Not Win the War on Climate Change – Civil Notion

Karl Marx was deeply committed to ecology and human rights? Really???

The Great Change: Is it Hot Enough Yet?

Resource Insights: Plato’s dream and our modern nightmare

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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