Links for 2/7/17

In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you – it’s not, it’s by the sea, where it should [&hellip

Source: Space Age German Lifeguard Station – Voices of East Anglia


 

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater | DeSmogBlog


 


 

There are numerous ruins of Tiahuanaco origin which were later occupied by the Incas. These are sacred places for the peoples of the Andes.

Source: The Precursors of the Inca – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjg5EbTW-dw

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left.

Source: The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg

Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

Source: Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958 | Open Culture

Links for 6/16/17

A Tip of the Hat to Skip Frye

Source: Pacific Longboarder


 

https://vimeo.com/217248618

Source: Pacific Longboarder


 

Sand will exit this beach mat and it will not return

Source: Boing Boing


 

Source: Woody’s Smorgasburger | Old L.A. Restaurants


 

Interview: John Severson | The Surfers Journal


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDj2t4-bn1g

Why peeing on a jellyfish sting is actually a terrible idea

Source: Boing Boing

Links for 6/11/17

Bartenders at TikiCat in Westport were trained by some of the legends in the tiki bartending business.

Source: These young KC bartenders are aiming to be ‘tiki superheroes’ | The Kansas City Star


 

Frank Lloyd Wrights Hollyhock House is an early example of Mayan Revival


 

Here it Comes: Another Safe Harbor For Digital Services | The Trichordist


 

Five mid-century gems in unlikely architecture haven Fort Wayne


 

What’s Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise


 

Activists Sue to Block Plans to Bury 3.6 Million Pounds of Nuclear Waste Near California Beach


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Open source breeders hope to preserve a handful of important varieties for the farms of the future.

Source: For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | Civil Eats

Links for 6/1/17

Cadillac Wheels wurde mit der Erfindung des binnen weniger Jahre zum Marktführer. Aber nichts ist für die Ewigkeit. VENI.VIDI. VICI.PERII.

Source: Cadillac Wheels – Wie das Rad neu erfunden wurde.


 

The Fallacy of Endless Economic Growth – Pacific Standard


 

While restoring one of the exploration huts in Antarctica, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered a box that turned out to be a remarkable treasure. It contained 22 never-before-seen cellulose nitrate negatives

Source: 100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered Frozen In Block of Antarctica’s Ice – Abandoned Spaces


 


 

We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what […]

Source: According to scientists, visiting the beach can change your brain in an incredible way


 

Shoreline variability of an urban beach fronted by a beachrock reef from video imagery


 

This is Mohammad Mohiedine Anis 70, who has parked his classic collection of American cars in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo while civil war raged all around.

Source: Meet Aleppo’s classic car collector who refused to leave | Daily Mail Online

Links for 4/28/17

Nuclear shelters: Japanese civilians are installing tropical island-themed bunkers to prepare for a nuclear war — Quartz


 

Defend the Sacred: How Could the Peace Movement Prevail?


 

Red Bull CEO’s Breitbart-Idolizing Politics


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1901. “Driveway and beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: The Sandpeeper: 1901 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

L.A.’s Concrete River Gets Real | NRDC


 

Going Lala | The Surfers Journal


 

US Navy schedules latest war games exercise in Gulf of Alaska, without due regard for environmental or community concerns.

Source: War in the Gulf (No, Not That Gulf!): The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside in the Gulf of Alaska


 

https://vimeo.com/203935377

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 4/24/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHE3tiLuG9c

Pumptrack Challenge in Deutschland und der Schweiz wird es auch in diesem Jahr wieder geben. Das Erfolgsrzept setzt sich durch.

Source: Pumptrack Events in der Schweiz – 40inch Longboardmagazin


 

BANG! The Bert Berns Story


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1900. “The beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: A Distant Shore: 1900 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Trump exposes National Parks to oil company drilling


 

Source: Germans are funky? These bootylicious ‘funk fever’ compilations prove it! | Dangerous Minds

Links for 2/28/17

From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let up

Source: Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of | Cities | The Guardian


 

Shocking new video exposes PepsiCo’s ties to deforestation in the Leuser Ecosystem

Source: Shocking rainforest destruction linked to Pepsi


 

Water unaffordable for millions of Americans


 

How to turn old plastic bottles into 56 different items

Links for 12/18/16

The best guitar necks are made of mahogany, and the most sustainable guitar companies are finding innovative ways to source the wood without destroying its stock.

Source: Building a Sustainable Guitar: Mahogany | World Resources Institute


 

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: Latin America Green News: 12/2 – 12/15 | NRDC


 

https://vimeo.com/190980246

Video: Basque Beachbreak
Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as they do away with diesel generators

Source: South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power | Environment | The Guardian


 

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

Source: Concrete Wave Magazine


 

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama Friday requesting he intervene to protect Native Americans peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Quelle: Sanders Calls on President to Intervene in Dakota Access Pipeline Dispute – Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. “In the surf at Asbury Park.” Having a wonderful time; wish we were still here. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.

Quelle: Landing Party: 1905 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YecNqdr6ZY

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston

Source: TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties

Links for 12/04/16

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?


 

Ancient Greeks may have built China’s famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo


 

Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins


 

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains


 

Climate Change Claims a Lake, and an Identity


 

The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History Was Not in Orlando


 

Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders


 

Seven climate records set so far in 2016

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