News Roundup — June 22, 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

Why lentils may be the next big superfood | TreeHugger
The cockerel conundrum: Nobody wants a rooster | TreeHugger

First Community Food Forest in the City of Melbourne – The Permaculture Research Institute
The Attitude of Vegetable Gardening in Slovenia is an Inspiration | Natural Building Blog
Trying to find that elusive farm-life balance – Indie Farmer

Restoring Mayberry: What science fiction ought to be

1819 – ReGen18 – What is Regenerative Business? with Kevin Jones | The Permaculture Podcast

1820 – The Soil Food Web with Dr. Elaine Ingham | The Permaculture Podcast

Environmental News

Minnesota: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Opposes Line 3 | Earth First! Newswire
More wildlife work the night shift to avoid humans

How $6 Trillion of Fossil Fuel Investments Got Dumped Thanks to Green Campaigners – Resilience

Research News

Our clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads | Ensia
How an Ancient Extinction Foreshadowed the Planet’s Future – Mother Jones

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients : The Salt : NPR

Climate change to become ‘greatest pressure on biodiversity’ by 2070 | Carbon Brief

Explainer: How scientists estimate climate sensitivity

Land uplift ‘could prevent’ collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet
Our Energy Challenge in 6 Eye-Popping Charts – Resilience


What if the U.S. eliminated its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards? | Ensia
The tales of history are a dead-end road | Feasta

The Great Change: The people in range of secret frequencies

Resource Insights: Leaked U.N. climate change report shows inverted thinking on growth

It’s time for a new approach to travel

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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