News Roundup — July 13, 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

How To Motivate Kids To Learn About Permaculture – The Permaculture Research Institute
Different Methods for Propagating Fruit Trees from Cuttings, Etc. – The Permaculture Research Institute
[Episode #72] – The Future of Solar | The Energy Transition Show

This idea helped rescue a city of 3.8 million from a water crisis | Ensia

Citrus Nutrient Deficiency Yellow Leaf with Green Veins | Deep Green Permaculture

An Indian State Bans Plastic Bags, Straws And More To Cut Down On Plastic Trash : Goats and Soda : NPR

Roswag Seiler and Pakistani Locals Hand-build a School from Cob, Bamboo and Mud | Natural Building Blog

How a hot city can keep its cool | Grist

These Indigenous Tribes in Nevada Are Embracing Bikeshare – Motherboard

Crowdfunding campaign launched for ‘wonky’ vegetable deliveries | TreeHugger

A brief history of lettuce, America’s first fresh vegetable | TreeHugger

The real spin on keeping cool with ceiling fans | TreeHugger

Edible, plastic-free packaging is created with fermentation, like kombucha (Video) | TreeHugger

Sheffield tree protectors have changed the nation’s view of street trees

[Episode #73] – Regulatory Capture | The Energy Transition Show

1823 – The Art of Craft Distilling with Victoria Redhed Miller | The Permaculture Podcast

Environmental News

California’s carbon emissions are back to ’90s levels. It can be done, people! | Grist
Hold on to your snowballs: More Americans accept the reality of climate change than ever before | Grist

Ohio: Post-Rondy Action Shuts Down Street to Stop ICE | Earth First! Newswire

Canada: Fishing Boats Converge on Nova Scotia Harbour as Part of Effluent Pipe Protest | Earth First! Newswire

Research News

In-depth: UK can go low-carbon ‘at no extra cost’, say infrastructure advisors
Permafrost and wetland emissions could cut 1.5C carbon budget ‘by five years’

A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy : NPR

Clean Energy Investment ‘Must Be 50% Higher’ to Limit Warming to 1.5C – Resilience

This Meteorologist Explains Why the Extreme Heat Is Way Worse Than You Think – Mother Jones

Warmer weather could fuel more toxic algae blooms | Grist

Why is the world’s population growing faster than expected? | TreeHugger

It’s Not Your Imagination, the Middle of a City Is Hotter Than Anywhere Else – Mother Jones


Starbucks Banning Straws Won’t Clean Up the Ocean, but It’s Still a Big Deal – Mother Jones
There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On – Mother Jones

Empty by Suzanne Weyn (a Peak Oil Novel for Young Readers) – Resilience

The Great Change: You Can’t Stop A Wave But You Can Surf-1

A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years after its publication

7.5 billion and counting: How many humans can the Earth support?

Trump’s coal bailout would mean more pollution — and more deaths | Grist

‘Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary’ (review) | TreeHugger

Towards a ‘green wave’ – is our social system about to enter an ecological phase?

The magnitude of the planetary crisis requires action of a similar size, from @FoEint

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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