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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low Tech News
Fixes for Nutrient Deficient Soil – The Permaculture Research Institute
Straw Bale Gardens – The Permaculture Research Institute
Eat your greens like the whole world depends on it!
The Proper Use of Lawn Alternatives | Deep Green Permaculture
9 ways to cool your body and home without AC | TreeHugger
Bike Jargon Watch: Shoaling | TreeHugger
Family Flourishing on an Urban 1/4 acre Permaculture Plot | Natural Building Blog
Nectre Bakers Oven/Woodstove Review | Natural Building Blog
Seeds of Ba’al – Dark Mountain
How Land under Solar Panels can Contribute to Food Security – Resilience
We Can’t Do It Ourselves – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE
Denmark allows fast and heavy “speed pedelecs” in the bike lanes. What were they thinking? | TreeHugger
Lock Down Stops Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction in Louisiana | Earth First! Newswire
The Farm Bill debate is heating up. Here’s why it matters. | Grist
The Dirty Little Secret Behind “Clean Energy” Wood Pellets – Mother Jones
Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health
How trees talk to each other and share gifts | TreeHugger
Guest post: How use of land in pursuit of 1.5C could impact biodiversity
Analysis: ‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live
Humans, fish and other organisms are consuming microfibers | Ensia
Feasting rituals – and the cooperation they require – are a crucial step toward human civilization
Science denialism is dangerous. But so is science imperialism. | Ensia
Resource Insights: Is the decline of coal a national security problem?
Is Seattle’s straw ban a green gateway drug or just peak slactivism? | Grist
Cassandra’s Legacy: Overpopulation Problem? What Overpopulation Problem?
The Great Change: Kahului Underwater
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