Links for 4/4/17

Historical Series of Phenological data for Cherry Tree Flowering at Kyoto City(and March Mean Temperature Reconstructi

Source: Cherry blossom phenology and temperature reconstructions at Kyoto


 

A Message From the End of the World – The New York Times


 

‘We’ve left junk everywhere’: why space pollution could be humanity’s next big problem | Science | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqziaQxAsMA

 

Forget Winnetou! | Indiegogo


 

Are we trashing the places we love? The toxic truths at the heart of surfing | Jock Serong


 

WannaSurf – Free illustrated atlas of surf spots and surfing worldwide with maps of surf spots, detailed descriptions and photos. All the best weather and forecast maps. An interactive environment provides messages, reports and data editing.

Source: Mozambique – WannaSurf, surf spots atlas, surfing photos, maps, GPS location


 

This is awesome! (be sure to watch the video)

Source: Dutch Trains Are World’s First to Run on 100% Wind Power

Links for 4/1/17

The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.

Source: Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers : The Two-Way : NPR


 

Hundreds of millions of salmon are presumed dead along the US west coast amid fears that ocean life is being wiped out following the Fukushima disaster.

Source: Hundreds Of Millions Of Salmon Feared Dead On US West Coast – Your News Wire


 

Trump presidency opens door to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments | Environment | The Guardian


 

One company wants to turn pollution into shelter.

Source: Can Ocean Plastics Make Homes For The Poor? | Popular Science


 

Source: Incredible Afrobeat music from Mali / Boing Boing


 

The Angkor Wat alternative: exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins | Travel | The Guardian


 

The Ruins of the Unsustainable


 

https://vimeo.com/204702637


 

Mosambik + Madagaskar Surf Reports und Surf Forecasts

Links for 3/16/17

Who was Australia’s first surfer? A century-old tale of sailors, spectators and a Duke | Sport | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z45h3U1H7kU

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

California has the nation’s highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living | PolitiFact California


 

Source: Bill Campbell-Weird-Oh’s artist. in Final Farewells Forum


 

Mozambique Surfing travel guide Mozambique surf spot + forum for surfing in Mozambique


 

It seems to me as if prophecies of Trump have been built into the culture, perhaps by the aliens who seeded us on Earth

Source: Full of nuts, watching a 70s western, I saw America’s future… | Stewart Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Links for 3/5/17

After the fires killed 11 and devastated vast swaths of land in January many are asking if subsidised timber plantations are to blame

Source: Did Pinochet-era deregulation cause Chile’s worst-ever wildfires? | World news | The Guardian


 

Mozambique Surf Guide | GoSurfAfrica


 

“Awful,” says writer and painter Ben Shattuck – but in the good way.

Source: What’s It Like to Be the Artist-in-Residence at America’s Least Visited National Park? | NRDC


 

Climate change: Apocalypse by 1000 cuts


 

“I’m glad I packed extra anti-depressants on this trip.” – Mark Cunningham

Source: Jack Johnson’s Film On Ocean Plastic Pollution | The Inertia


 

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.

Source: How Surfing Was Brought to Santa Cruz By Three Teenage Hawaiian Princes

Links for 2/1/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-DQNTKOO1M

Source: What happens if all Earth’s coral dies?


 

https://vimeo.com/171306520

Video: Last of the Great Surfing Hippies
Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

“My conclusion,” writes the Indus script scholar Asko Parpola, “is that the Indian Rsyasrnga legend goes back to the Harappan religion, where the unicorn bull depicted on thousands of seals has a real local animal, the nilgai antelope, called rsya in Sanskrit. His single horn, the length of which is exaggerated, has a phallic connotation and emphasizes the importance of this animal as a symbol of fertility.”

Source: The Harappan Unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives


 

Get ready to say good-bye to the Legos of yesteryear.

Source: Good-bye plastic: Lego announces a huge change in the future of its toys.


 

His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change

Source: ‘What should be pristine white is littered with blue’ – Timo Lieber’s Arctic photography | Art and design | The Guardian


 

Do you ever wonder what life is like without Facebook?

Source: 99 days of freedom

Links for 12/31/16

Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah will protect some of America’s most striking landscape—and its earliest history.

Source: This Ancient Place Just Secured Membership in America’s Culture Club | NRDC


 

Berlin discusses possible reparation payments over massacre of tens of thousands of people in early years of 20th century

Source: Germany moves to atone for forgotten genocide in Namibia | World news | The Guardian


 

The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s.

Source: Research Center


 

Earth-force meets money-force at Standing Rock. I’m so relieved I’m here. It scares me to think that I might have missed this.We get up at dawn. Four hundred people walk slowly in a light snow to the river by the camp. A teacher is talking. His headdress is a crisscrossing of long, narrow feathers. He is of the Havasupai, the people who live by the blue-green waterfalls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He calls out across the river. “Water is life! Take me! My heart beats with you!”

Source: Standing Rock: A Moment of Clarity for Progressive Activists


 

According to a study from Plymouth University, plastic pollution affects at least 700 marine species, while some estimates suggest that at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year from plastic pollution. Here are some of the marine species most deeply impacted by plastic pollution.

Source: These 5 Marine Animals Are Dying Because of Our Plastic Trash … Here’s How We Can Help


 

A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide.

Quelle: Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands by Roger Real Drouin: Yale Environment 360


 

We’re inspired every time we have a great cocktail, and we definitely started to feel inspired when we visited Highland Park Bowl the other night and enjoyed a few of their cocktails. The dri…

Quelle: El Capitan Hook


 

They are thought to be solitary, but new research shows one shark species to be intensely social

Source: Sand tiger sharks: far friendlier than you think | Environment | The Guardian


 

Source: Mandala Oblongata | A Kaleidoscopic Adventure on the Loaded Boards Tan Tien


 

https://vimeo.com/157715400

Links for 12/3/16

Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean

Source: Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level | Environment | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijLqo7hETPk

It is with a heavy heart that we report on the tragic passing of Victor Earhart. Victor worked for Sector 9 for a number of years and was truly one of the most

Source: Victor Earhart – 1946 – 2016 | Concrete Wave Magazine


 

Cape Town’s stunning rugged coastline is studded with great beaches, but they can get very busy. Here are 10 places locals head for sand and sun without the crowds

Source: The worlds best hidden beaches: Cape Town | Travel | The Guardian


 

Summary: Focus on the states. Advocate for clean energy. (This is a follow-up to my post on pushing for progress at the state level.) Short Version If you read nothing else in this post, follow the…

Source: To Fight Climate Change in the Trump Era, Focus on the States


 

100% Skateboarding Magazine, including longboarding. “The ride is the reward”

Source: Concrete Wave Magazine


 

Loaded Boards | The Eiffel Effect with Lotfi Lamaali


 

The indigenous Harakmbut people say their ancestral land in the Peruvian Amazon is historic – but energy companies want it for oil and gas exploration. Frontline’s newest 360 video explores the

Quelle: Hunt for the Inca Ruins

Links for 5/22/16

From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. The interactive map below visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time. Use the controls at the bottom to stop / […]

Source: Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820 – Metrocosm


 

Surfing in Palestine: pleasure-seekers of the occupied territories


 


 


 

Avalon 1964, With Midget Farrelly and Bobby Brown

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger

Source: Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

Links for 5/19/16

Rabbit Kekai, the Last of the Waikiki Beachboys, Dies At 95

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Predicting the attack on Pearl Harbor


 

Drowned worlds: Egypt’s lost cities


 

The Marxophone is a 1912 toy instrument that combines a zither with a keyboard linked to flexible hammers that repeatedly strike the strings. The resulting sound, over the years, has earned a stran…

Source: The Marxophone, spooky carnival instrument / Boing Boing


 

Where are surfing’s most creative subcultures today?


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut92m9S_HMY