News Roundup — Sep. 21, 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

Hundred Horses Chestnut – Dark Mountain
5 ha Polyculture Farm Design – Suhi Dol Revisited – The Permaculture Research Institute
How to Green the Desert: Europe’s Heatwave and some Holistic Suggestions – The Permaculture Research Institute
Why I no longer have backyard chickens | TreeHugger
Refillable beer bottling system launched in Oregon | TreeHugger
Novel Wind Turbine Concept | Natural Building Blog
Conserve Water | Natural Building Blog
[Episode #78] – 3-Year Anniversary on the Jonathan Koomey Omnibus | The Energy Transition Show
1830 – Optical Surveying and Social Forestry with Hazel | The Permaculture Podcast

Environmental News

Lagoons of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence. Yes, That’s as Nasty as It Sounds. | Earth First! Newswire
Germany: Attempted Eviction of Hambach Forest Defenders Continues | Earth First! Newswire
Nuclear Plant Declares Emergency, Second Breach Reported at Coal Ash Site Amid Florence’s Rains | Earth First! Newswire
Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana : NPR
Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands : NPR
Police brutality, corporate power and state violence in the Hambacher Forest, by Andrea Brock
Ontario’s Doug Ford bans bans on clothesline bans | TreeHugger
There’s No Stopping Toronto’s ‘Uber-Raccoon’ : NPR

Research News

Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices
Relaxed environmental regulations heighten risk during natural disasters
Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in
High yield farming may be better for biodiversity | TreeHugger
Surviving insects and plants may be tougher than we think, Marianne Brooker reports
September Is Peak Hurricane Season. Why Is That? : NPR
Humans Are Making Hurricanes Worse. Here’s How. – The New York Times
Guest post: How Arctic warming could have steered Hurricane Florence towards the US | Carbon Brief


What Will it Take to Avert Collapse? – Resilience
Opinion: Let’s use carbon tax dollars for sustainable development | Ensia
Here’s what you need to know about carbon pricing | Ensia
We need to talk about basic income : a presentation of Basic Income Ireland’s proposals, Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 11:30 am, Cloughjordan | Feasta
The US has become a nation of suburbs
Cassandra’s Legacy: Plastic Pollution: The Age of Unsolvable Problems
Is it time to hop on the hydrogen train? | TreeHugger
Turn Off Push Notifications – Motherboard

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