News Roundup — Sep. 14, 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

A Deeper Look Into Phytodepuration – The Permaculture Research Institute
Chores by Design – The Permaculture Research Institute
The Link Between Minimalism & Permaculture – The Permaculture Research Institute
Small-Space Intensive Tomato Growing | Deep Green Permaculture
Restoring Mayberry: The potential of willow
Beware: This Manure Will Destroy Your Garden | Tenth Acre Farm
5 ways to become a minimalist | TreeHugger
Resist disastrous planned obsolescence by making old iPhones sexy again | TreeHugger
World Fungi Report : NPR

Environmental News

Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence : NPR
Nuclear reactors in hurricanes: 5 questions answered
A nuclear plant designed like Fukushima is right in Florence’s path | Grist
Hog Farm Waste Could Become Environmental Hazard After Hurricane Florence : The Salt : NPR
National Park Officials Scrubbed Climate Change From Key Report – Mother Jones
Coal ash and hog manure could flood vulnerable communities in Hurricane Florence’s path | Grist
Greens in Sweden count the cost of power sharing, Richard Orange reports
When Shell Oil *finally* admitted burning fossil fuels drives climate change
A 55-Square-Mile Wind Farm Is Now Operating Off England’s Shore : NPR
A Massive Floating Boom Is Supposed To Clean Up The Pacific. Can It Work? : NPR
Minnesota Regulators Postpone Line 3 Meeting After Protests | Earth First! Newswire

Research News

Blockchain is revolutionizing environmentally friendly purchasing | Ensia
What the world needs now to fight climate change: More swamps
Study shows BPA substitutes may cause same health issues as the original
Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert – Motherboard
Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change | Carbon Brief
UK could become ‘net zero by 2050’ using negative emissions
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood’s Energy Needs, Study Finds – Motherboard
Full-fat dairy may boost longevity and health | TreeHugger
The 19th-century tumult over climate change – and why it matters today


Cassandra’s Legacy: Stunning News from the Memesphere: Forest Fires had no Effect on the Public’s Perception of Climate Change
A More Inclusive Global Climate Action Summit can Stop us From ‘Losing Earth’ – Resilience
Driverless Cars and the Cult of Technology – Resilience
The Air-Conditioning Debate Isn’t Really About Air-Conditioning – Resilience
Resource Insights: A kinder, gentler GMO; what could possibly go wrong?
The Great Change: Sustainablin…
Opinion: In cities, protecting nature starts with protecting people | Ensia
Extinction Studies – Motherboard
Housing Our Society | Natural Building Blog

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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