Links for 7/11/17

Skateboarding’s ascent to the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 may have finally established it as a legitimate sport, but it’s had a plentiful share of trials of tribulations.

Source: From illegal to Olympic sport: Skateboarding in Vancouver through the ages – British Columbia – CBC News


 

Sounds Of The Unexpected by Various Artists (Fun Time) on Ace Records

Source: Various Artists (Fun Time) – Sounds Of The Unexpected – Ace Records


 

Monika Pon-Su-San passed away on the 14th June from natural causes in Johannesburg. She was 86. In 1952 she met the Russian artist, Vladimir Tretchikoff, while she was working at her …

Source: Tretchikoff’s “Chinese Lady” Monika Pon-Su-San has passed – The South African Art Times


 


 

Source: Immerse yourself in the very strange world of wonderfully weird (and rare) records | Dangerous Minds


 

What its like to be a marine conservationist – The i newspaper online iNews


 

Update on the Sacred Headwaters Project so Far in 2017 | Pachamama Alliance

Links for 5/14/17

Source: Environmentally Friendly Can Collar – Ambalaj


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1TGxpb7fE

 

How to Throw a Tiki Party | Tasting Table


 

Video: Friday Morning – Toots, One Session

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly epidemic | Informed Comment


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qNdTAKFG-0

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 3/24/17

American Whoa: The American Pro Jazzmaster’s Peculiar Pickups | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9JSX1mfHqk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jLnuv4j_vw

American jazz guitarists,” Ray admits of only one rival—Parisian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, whom Emmett worships, obviously patterns himself after, and can’t stand to see in person without fainting dead away.

Source: Django Reinhardt Demonstrates His Guitar Genius in Rare Footage From the 1930s, 40s & 50s | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t7vLlV6oA8&feature=em-uploademail

 

High-Selectivity Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol using a Copper Nanoparticle/N-Doped Graphene Electrode – Song – 2016 – ChemistrySelect – Wiley Online Library

Links for 3/19/17

The Carbon Bubble is about to pop / Boing Boing


 

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being | World news | The Guardian


 

https://vimeo.com/78162825


 

The health of the Great Barrier Reef has entered “uncharted territory” after researchers found there had been mass coral bleaching for two summers in a row for the first time in history.

Source: Great Barrier Reef suffers historic ‘back-to-back’ mass coral bleaching – 9news.com.au


 

Okeanos Explorer | Expeditions | NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2017 American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa | Daily Updates | Dive 06: Cosmic Jellyfish


 

In India, 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste lies uncollected every day. Some of this washes up in Tamil Nadu state where it pollutes and contaminates the food and water of communities living along the Bay of Bengal

Source: Plastic pollution blights Bay of Bengal – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

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 2/25/17

Ready for a rabbit hole?

Source: How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — Quartz


 

Classic Surf Vehicles Set To Make a Big Splash At Kingscliff

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Wahtiki Island Lounge in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China | Critiki


 

Iraq Museum takes unusual step of allowing objects to leave country to show their significance amid Isis’s ‘nihilistic’ destruction

Source: Answering cultural genocide: Iraqs looted treasures to be displayed at Venice Biennale | World news | The Guardian


 

The ocean is going to be significantly higher than previously understood, according to the latest national assessment of sea level rise.Will President Trump and his appointees roll back policies to address the impacts of climate change—like sea level rise.

Source: As Seas Rise, How Far Will Trump’s Anti-Climate Agenda Go? | NRDC

Links for 2/10/17

Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project

Source: Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline


 

Underground city made from old opal mines has 3,500 residents


 

Oil may be a big reason behind the Trump Administration’s aggressive stance towards China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Source: Rex Tillerson Backs Aggressive Policy in Disputed South China Sea as Exxon, Russia Eye Region’s Oil and Gas | naked capitalism


 

RCA Types PB-31, PB-140, PB-144, 44-A, 44-B


 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Source: California Aims to Plug In Almost Everything That Moves | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcAYP7uvlGc

Links for 1/18/17

Source: Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast – Artwire Press Release from ArtfixDaily.com


 

Source: Groovy vintage ads for classic guitars | Dangerous Minds


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75sEr-bBqPg

The Latin soul craze that hit New York 50 years ago only lasted a few years, but its effects still linger – Oliver Wang takes a look at the defining songs of the scene

Source: We like it like that: the songs that defined New York Citys boogaloo craze | Music | The Guardian


 

Rex Tillerson dodges question about who knew what when at ExxonMobil about company’s history of promoting and funding climate science denial, as state AG probes continue.

Source: Tillerson Dodges Discussing Who Knew What When about ExxonMobil’s Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change | naked capitalism


 

Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center.In the Arctic, the loss is due to climate change and extreme weather events that are likely influenced by global warming, while the changes in the Antarctic may be attributed to natural variability, the center said.

Source: Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Levels ‘Probably in Millenia’


 

Make driving safer by replacing air bags with daggers that stab you in the heart


 

Many researchers previously argued that giant animals became extinct soon after the arrival of the First Australians

Source: Megafauna and Indigenous Australians coexisted for at least 17,000 years | Australia news | The Guardian

Klemm Bell Reunion Day

Terry Klemm and Reg Bell were two of the biggest names in Victorian board-making throughout the ’60s and ’70s and together ran one of Australia’s most respected, innovative labels, namely Klemm-Bell Surfboards.

And now an overdue reunion of surfers, workers, fans and Terry and Reg themselves is on the way – and already over 100 Klemm-Bell boards are registered along with many of the KB shapers, glassers and teamriders throughout the years.

Many attendees haven’t seen each other for 25-30 years so it should be one amazing day – even got Murray Walding’s band the Southside Hodads playing.

Everybody is welcome – Sunday January 8, 10am to 4pm, 40-58 Melbourne Rd. Williamstown Vicco

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events