News Roundup — Oct. 05, 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

The Glory of an Attached Greenhouse | Natural Building Blog
Backyard Chickens, and the Interconnectedness of All Things – The Permaculture Research Institute
How to Diversify Your Small Urban Farm – The Permaculture Research Institute
Invasive Thoughts: A Battle with Conscientious Consciousness – The Permaculture Research Institute
With the world on the line, scientists outline the paths to survival | Grist
Natural Beekeeping: a Principles Based Approach – Milkwood
Sourdough or sourfaux: Do you really know what you’re eating? | TreeHugger
Retired farmland can become valuable habitat | Ensia
1831 – A Finer Future with Hunter Lovins | The Permaculture Podcast

Environmental News

While Nestlé Extracts Millions of Litres from Their Land, Residents Have No Drinking Water | Earth First! Newswire
In Central America, Women are Fighting the Extraction Industry—and Winning | Earth First! Newswire
Protest Blocks Cuadrilla’s Fracking Site | Earth First! Newswire
World’s top climate panel to agree on United Nations’ 1.5° report
Denmark to ban fossil-fueled cars by 2030 | TreeHugger
Don’t Frack so Close to Me: Colorado Voters will Weigh in on Drilling Distances from Homes and Schools – Resilience

Research News

Methane emissions offset some blue carbon burial benefits | EARTH Magazine
Dry rivers secretly star in carbon cycle | EARTH Magazine
How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world
A New Study Shows How Mushrooms Could Save Bees. Yes, Mushrooms. – Mother Jones
Our Fertilizer Is Killing Us. Here’s A Fix. – Mother Jones
Science Says Saving the Planet Could Really Be as Simple as Saving Trees – Mother Jones
Study: 40 Years After They Were Banned, These Toxic Chemicals Are Poised to Wipe Out Killer Whales – Mother Jones
Why the Wilder Storms? It’s a ‘Loaded Dice’ Problem – The New York Times
The Arctic is becoming lush, and that’s a problem | TreeHugger
Interactive: The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond | Carbon Brief


Cassandra’s Legacy: Dealing With Collapse: The Seneca Strategy
‘Live on a Farm?!’ | The Tyee
Ten Years on a Mountain – Dark Mountain
Why Go Tiny? | Natural Building Blog
Stating our values and what we know | Feasta
Resource Insights: U.S. government embraces climate catastrophe, but is it a ‘crisis’?

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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