Links for 2/19/17

Dem Häuptlingssohn, bestaunt im kolonialen Menschenzoo, gelang ein rasanter Aufstieg. Martin Dibobe kam 1896 aus Kamerun nach Berlin. Er wurde Schlosser, Zugführer, Beamter. Und Vorkämpfer für die Rechte der Afrikaner.

Source: Martin Dibobe, preußischer Afro-Sozi: Black Power im Kaiserreich


 

Can Preservationists Save L.A.’s Late Modernist Landmarks? – Architecture Lab


 

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.

Source: Our seas have become a plastic graveyard – but can technology turn the tide?


 

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm


 

Carbon Tracker Initiative’s Luke Sussams says the dropping costs of renewable energy could see global demand for oil and coal peak by 2020

Source: Solar Created More Jobs in 2016 Than Oil, Gas and Coal Combined


 

Despite having celebrated a victory against the corporation who was constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, water protectors everywhere might be having to head out into the freezing cold once again to defend the sacred land and valuable waterways. This is because President Donald Trump is expected to go forward with plans to sign an executive

Source: Trump to Sign Executive Order Pushing Through Construction of DAPL & Keystone XL Pipeline – The Ring of Fire Network

Links for 2/14/17

Nik Stain, Andrew Wilson, Hjalte Halberg, Roman Gonzales and more make the most of blue skies and beer fuelled night sessions.

Source: Jesse Alba and Polar in Puerto Rico – Sidewalk Skate…


 

On the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit. Why was the lawsuit brought? Who is the lawsuit against? Find out.

Source: FAQ: Standing Rock Litigation | Earthjustice


 

Dear family, friends, fellow skaters and supporters..I write this message for all those who love the internet and for all those who hate it and those of you wh

Source: Why Longboarding for Peace? | Concrete Wave Magazine


 

Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast


 

Source: Turning America into a Global Climate Outcast | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avS_LmI_-ow

Bioluminescent beaches

Source: Bioluminescent beaches / Boing Boing


 

https://vimeo.com/200269182

Source: Paris Truck Co.: Paris in Beijing Video Release

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 1/27/17

New and old tiki bars that will blow your mind with their exotica playlists, velvet paintings and strong, carefully-crafted drinks.

Source: The Best Tiki Bars in Southern California | L.A. Weekly


 

The quest for speed at the dawn of the Shortboard Revolution. Excerpted from the new issue of TSJ.

Source: Edge Boards and The Mysterious Mr. X | The Surfers Journal


 

Cars, clothes, diamonds and jets: it’s time we addressed just how much the wealthy are hurting the planet.

Source: Rich and famous lifestyles are damaging the environment in untold ways


 

https://vimeo.com/116027865

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

It has long been thought sea frolicking has many health benefits. Using seawater for medical purposes even has a name: thalassotherapy.

Source: Why swimming in the ocean is good for you – Business Insider


 

Renewable energy in the U.S. isn’t as strong as it is in developing countries, and it’s important to understand why.

Source: themotleyfool Why Latin America and China Are Beating the U.S. in Renewable Energy

Links for 1/22/17

Source: Mark Zuckerberg sues over 100 Hawaiians to force them to sell them their ancestral land


 

The neuroscience of changing your mind


 

The worst could happen if Colorado River flows fall as low as they were from 2000 to 2005.

Source: Lake Powell could dry up in as little as six years, study says | Local news | tucson.com


 

It was the apogee of ‘yacht rock,’ the ineluctable, smooth sound then dominant in southern California. Slick production, highly melodic music, and clean vocals were the hallmarks of the genre. Thematic concerns ranged from personal ads to margaritas.

Source: The Yacht Rock Counterrevolution | Jacobin

Links for 1/21/17

The Silicon Valley founders of the Seasteading Institute have falsely promoted themselves for some time as philanthropists.

Source: Helen Razer: Seasteading Institute a taxless safe space for rich, white men


 

The logic that maximizing GDP, which is just the summation of all goods and services exchanged for money, will somehow lead to a better world for all is so obviously flawed, yet it continues to be held in high regard by almost every mainstream economist.

Source: Globalization Makes No Sense


 

From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions

Source: How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning | Environment | The Guardian


 

https://vimeo.com/54822465


 

Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman – Wikipedia


 

Jonathan Taplin’s new book demonstrates how intellectual property has been hijacked by Facebook, Amazon and Google.

Source: Peter Bart: Content Creators Robbed Blind By Apple, Google, Facebook | Deadline


 

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller from the WFMU Rock and Soul Ichiban Stream 1/1/17 MP3

Source: Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUwmA3Q0_OE

Source: 200,000 years of human population growth in 5 minutes


 

This water-resistant charger is powered by the sun

Links for 1/13/17

Redistribution and how responsively the two lines are connected.

The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries

Source: The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries / Boing Boing


 

Fraternal Order of Moai – F.O.M. sends annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


 

How a young guitarist and inventor named Del Casher perfected the sound that transformed the electric guitar.

Source: The Wah-Wah Pedal Turns 50: Inventor Del Casher Looks Back of a Half-Century of Making Guitars Weep | L.A. Weekly


 

Underwater Pinups: How Bruce Mozert Seduced Fun-Seekers To Florida’s Silver Springs


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30j9HzJ1qNc

 

About Music Tools | Ann Arbor District Library


 

California’s lingering drought has pushed the number of dead trees across the state past 100 million, an ecological event experts are calling dangerous and unprecedented in underlining the heightened risk of wildfires fueled by bone-dry forests.

Source: ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in California


 

A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.

Source: 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery | Ars Technica

Links for 1/2/17

GhostShip: Mourn the Dead: Fight Like Hell For The Living- Guest Post by Marc Ribot | The Trichordist


 

Ron ‘Canoe’ Drummond was an author and surf pioneer whose massive 6’6 frame was eclipsed only by his passion for the Ocean. Drummond self-published The Art of Wave Riding at 24 ye…

Source: Sandy Pages: The Art of Wave Riding | Swell Lines


 

Eating at all of LA’s grand old restaurants and dives, one at a time


 

Most skaters know the commonly accepted story of how modern skateboarding was invented and popularized: In the 1950s, surfers who wanted to experience the sensation of riding waves on concrete started to disassemble roller skates and attach them to wooden boards.Surf shops and manufacturers began producing skateboards to capitalize on this newly forming market in the early 1960s. These boards looked like small surfboards.

Quelle: The Prehistoric Skateboard? | Jenkem Magazine


 

Tractor pull goes amazingly wrong

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 12/26/16

Incoming president Donald Trump’s climate change denial has environmentalists worried. But California is proving that local efforts can achieve real progress – independent of Washington.

Source: California to trump federal plans with local climate action


 

Ten years of effort finally paid off for Las Vegas. The city government has gone entirely green, and 200 more cities want to do the same.

Source: Las Vegas’s city government is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and more cities will follow


 

Source: In 1906, He Snaps A Quick Photo. What He Captures? Chilling…


 

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.

Source: Finding North America’s lost medieval city


 

Impact of dams on climate change has been underestimated, researchers warn, as rotting vegetation creates 25% more methane than previously thought

Source: Hydroelectric dams emit a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, study finds | Global development | The Guardian


 

Tesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy.

Source: Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels


 

https://vimeo.com/54427714