Links for 9/16/17

Health Canada has advised the band council of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton to issue a water advisory after recent water tests showed high levels of iron and manganese. Meanwhile, the band is trying to get its new water treatment facility up and running.

Source: Potlotek First Nation advised its water unfit for drinking or washing – Nova Scotia – CBC News


 

Source: Strikers, Scabs, and Sugar Mongers


 

For centuries, journalists, academics, and even politicians have been obsessed with the idea of the untouched tribe.

Source: The Dangerous Myth of Utopian Societies


 

The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the “Full Screen” icon for the full effect.

Source: Vintage Video: Asbury Park | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Source: Why We Must Stop the Flow of Tar Sands Oil | NRDC


 

Rapa Nui have written a new chapter in their history based upon their cultural values of guardianship, responsibility and accountability for the natural environment

Source: The Rapa Nui have shown us that conservation can protect …


 

Source: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian


 

Diogenes’ Lantern, near the Brockton Arcade, also boasted imported teas, Italian soft drinks and folk singers

Source: Back in the Day: Riverside joined the Beat generation with 1950s coffeehouse – Press Enterprise

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 7/7/17

The Archivist: The Aquatic Ape | The Surfers Journal


 

Has Keystone XL Become Obsolete?


 

Sabine Jessen discusses Trudeau’s plans to increase offshore oil exploration that undermine oceans protection commitments Canada has made.

Source: Canada Undermines Targets for Protecting Oceans by Increasing Oil Exploration


 

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

 

Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.

Source: Atlas Obscura


 

Mexico markets Trump themed tp, proceeds help migrants

Source: Boing Boing


 

Yet another white guy cast in a non-white starring role

 

Links for 6/9/17

Seit mehr als 100 Jahren paddeln Kajakfahrer auf den Kanälen in Thalkirchen, das Flusssurfen wurde hier erfunden. Doch es gibt immer wieder Ärger.

Source: Thalkirchen: Die verreckte Welle an der Floßlände – München – Süddeutsche.de


 

Indigenous Canadians face a crisis as climate change eats away island home | World news | The Guardian


 

Boppadoppadoppadoppadang! | L.A. Weekly


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwhIrH3uIzw

 

Could governments and oil companies get sued for inaction on climate change? | Toronto Star


 

I would like to draw attention to the Immigrants who wanted to live a better life in America. I tried to connect past and present with visualising these people in today’s environment.Last year I’ve been to Ellis Island and I immediately had a bad feeling about that place. Approximately I knew what happened in Ellis Island and later I’ve been thinking about the likeness of current the immigration reforms in the United States. I made a research and it’s really sad what happened to many Immigrants. Many of them died in Ellis Island while waiting and hoping for an opportunity for a new life. In this way their dream came true. I created this project as a reminder and commemorate to the 3,500 people who died there.Black and white images from the previous century are often forgotten, so I colorised them and retouched the damages to make more connected to the present. The images are fictional, many people couldn’t ever get into Manhattan or live in America. Migration is an ongoing situation and the story of Ellis Island is still relevant nowadays.This is not history. This is today.

Source: Flora Borsi


 

Six 8 – MTT – Music Think Tank

Links for 1/4/17

The use of valuable agricultural resources for the production of snacks and sodas means less fertile land and clean water is available to grow nutritious food for local communities.

Source: This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Control All the World’s Brands


 

An obscure 30-year-old treaty has landed thousands of Micronesians in poverty and homelessness in Hawaii.

Source: America’s Real Migrant Crisis Is the One You’ve Never Heard Of | Mother Jones


 

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted

Source: Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe | World news | The Guardian


 

Solar power becoming world’s cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say


 

There’s more in common between indigenous and board culture than you might think.

Source: New Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit fuses indigenous, skateboarding culture | Metro Winnipeg


 

Study shows down-the-drain disposal is not a major source of pharmaceutical pollution

Quelle: Drugs in the Water? Don’t Blame the Students | Lab Manager

Links for 8/27/16

A pair of First Nations are using a monumental 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decisions as legal precedent in their protest against major fish farms on Vancouver Island.

Source: How a historic court decision is driving a new wave of First Nations protests


 

Drinks that fell out of fashion as the epitome of kitsch are being revived as joyfully composed craft cocktails.

Source: Tiki’s Comeback


 

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering th

Source: Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant?The Asahi Shimbun


 

Source: Obsession | Jackson Foundation Gallery

Links for 2/10/16

Source: Show the Love this Valentine’s Day | For the love of


 


 

Environmental groups — including all surf environmental groups — are concerned over proposed firing of California Coastal Commission’s Executive Director, Dr. Charles Lester. Here’s why.

Source: Battle Lines Drawn In California — and Why Surfers Should Care


 

Over in Davos world leaders are desperately trying to find a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ to keep the ‘growth’ juggernaut rolling, write Bennet Francis & Rupert Read. But their efforts are doomed: the real challenge we face is to build a healthy, more equal society and a green, sustainable future for us all.

Source: Peak stuff: have we reached the end of the ‘growth’ party? – The Ecologist


 

Source: ‘The Devil’s Toy’: The evils of skateboarding exposed! | Dangerous Minds


 

The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules as soon as Friday to curb methane leaks from oil and natural gas production, its latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy production under its control, sources familiar with the plan said.

Source: U.S. to tackle oil and gas methane waste on public lands: sources

Links for 2/8/16

Source: Petition · Representativos do governo nacional, regional, e camaras municipais.: O Algarve Diz NAO ao Fracking / Algarve Says NO to Fracking · Change.org


 

Long-range forecast predicts generally upward temperature trend, possibly interrupted by La Niña event in 2017

Source: Here is the weather forecast for the next five years: even hotter | UK news | The Guardian


 

Source: Chippewas for Mother Earth by Angela Martin Fisher – GoFundMe


California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. repeatedly lied to the public and its shareholders about the risk to its business from climate change — and whether such actions could amount to securities fraud and violations of environmental laws.

Source: California to investigate whether Exxon Mobil lied about climate-change risks

Links for 1/30/16

This short Cinesound documentary from Ken G Hall boasts beautifully filmed visuals, with surfers seen in silhouette and sunlight bouncing off the water. (Video excerpt 3.14 minutesalso has educational notes. This clip chosen to be PG)

Source: Thrill of the Surf (1949) clip 1 on ASO – Australia’s audio and visual heritage online


 

While everyone buys the latest cars in the market, there are group of people in Hyderabad who’ve gone in the opposite direction – they look for vintage The 47-year-old IT professional is the proud owner of two vintage cars ‘Premier President 1972’ & ‘Premier Padmini Deluxe BE’ which was gifted to him in 1983 when India won the first world cup. He also owns a ambassador of 1970 model.

Source: Vintage is evergreen: Meet Hyderabad’s car lovers | The News Minute


 

https://vimeo.com/54702615


 

Photographer Dave Sandford witnesses the sheer raw power and force of waves breaking in stormy conditions on one of Canada’s Great Lakes – Lake Erie.

Source: Lake Erie’s wild waves caught on camera by Dave Sandford


 

Source: Retro To Go: Modern-day Dansette: 1960s-style GPO Retro Bermuda record player with legs


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXEt7SV1jbA