News Roundup — Oct. 26, 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

Backyard chickens, and the interconnectedness of all things. Part 3 – The Permaculture Research Institute
Excerpt from “De-Growth in the Suburbs, A Radical Urban Imaginary. ” – The Permaculture Research Institute
The ‘Farmosopher’ Creating Language for Our Climate Doom and Rebirth – Motherboard
Milking It: Small Scale Farming and Mental Health – Indie Farmer
An ode to soup | TreeHugger
Could we grow all the food we need in our yards? | TreeHugger
It’s time to stand up for our right to repair | TreeHugger
How carpooling helped beat the Nazis | TreeHugger
The Bizarre Houseboats of Brittan | Natural Building Blog
How a Simple Cob Shed was Built | Natural Building Blog
Natural Building and a New Sense of the Earth | Natural Building Blog
BC’s Coast at the Centre of a Handmade Revolution | The Tyee
Get a flu shot now – for your benefit and your neighbors’
Why washing your hands well is so important to protect your family from the flu
In-depth: Could ‘rewilding’ help to tackle climate change?
At the Old Border – Dark Mountain
1834 – Permaculture Politics and a Compassionate Future with Joshua Hughes | The Permaculture Podcast

Environmental News

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise
It’s the economics: Red states embracing wind energy don’t do it for the climate
This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY ‘Biodome’ to Raise Awareness of Climate Change – Motherboard
New study confirms that modernists were right about sunlight – it is the best disinfectant | TreeHugger
The older kids get, the less time they spend outdoors | TreeHugger
5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change : The Salt : NPR
Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement : The Salt : NPR
Tree Teachings: How Forests and Wildfires Are Critically Linked | The Tyee
U.S. Shale Has A Glaring Problem – Resilience
This Week the Supreme Court Will Decide If 21 Teens Can Sue the Government Over Climate Change – Mother Jones
Mountain Valley Pipeline Ordered to Halt Construction at Stream Crossings | Earth First! Newswire
Breaking: Appeal Court Quashes “Manifestly Excessive” Jail Sentences for Fracking Protest | Earth First! Newswire
Water Protectors Lock-Down Dallas Mansion of Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners | Earth First! Newswire
Several Groups Disrupt Duluth City Council Meeting | Earth First! Newswire

Research News

State of the climate: New record ocean heat content and a growing El Niño | Carbon Brief
The Problem With Probiotics – The New York Times
Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate


Cassandra’s Legacy: The Fall of Empires Explained in 10 Minutes
If nature doesn’t need trash, neither do we | Grist
Let’s talk about ‘our’ responsibility on climate | Grist
Watch: Finding common ground on the environment | Ensia
As the Fracking Protesters Show, a People’s Rebellion is the Only Way to Fight Climate Breakdown – Resilience
We Need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty – and We Need it Now – Resilience
Cassandra’s Legacy: Why is Overpopulation Ignored by the Media? The Reasons of a Historical Failure
Resource Insights: The risks of synthetic biology in the information society

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