Links for 11/9/15

Millions of people around the world live in “energy poverty,” including 15-year-old Hannah Herbst’s pen pal in Ethiopia.

Source: This Ninth Grader Invented A Device That Harvests Power From Ocean Waves


 

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story

Source: Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months


 

…an area roughly the size of Maryland—drifted into the Caribbean. So much of this floating brown algae has been washing ashore that beaches are positively blanketed in stinky, rotting piles that are more than a few feet deep.

Source: Formerly pristine Caribbean beaches are blanketed in stinky, rotting piles of seaweed


 

George Orwell thought they were ‘sex maniacs’. They thought they were spiritual samurai, rebuilding Britain after the Great War. With their magical rituals, outdoor living and utopian vision, they are the most fascinating of forgotten youth movements – and their ideas still resonate

Source: The other KKK: how the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift tried to craft a new world | Art and design | The Guardian


 

German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides a speed run display on a massive wave at Praia do Norté in Portugal on Tuesday

Source: German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides huge wave in Portugal – video | Sport | The Guardian

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