Links for 9/3/16

A poll from Greenpeace found that almost two thirds of people in the UK think microbeads should be banned

Source: How the microbead ban could help solve a massive problem


 

Barry Nuttall was a housing protester like no other. Dressed as a second world war US general, he formed a small army to resist Hull council’s demolition plans. When his home was destroyed, he lived in a camp amid the rubble. Thirty years on, Stephen Walsh goes in search of Nuttall’s legacy

Source: The extraordinary story of Hull’s ‘major general’ and the siege of Wyndham Street


 

Carbios has been granted two key US patents a novel plastic-degrading microorganism and creation of plastics with a customized lifespan.

Source: French Biodegradable Plastics get new key US Patents


 

‘Bayou Maharajah’, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the life, work and struggles of piano virtuoso James Booker will begin streaming on Netflix.

Source: James Booker Documentary Coming to Netflix in September


 

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.

Source: How China is rewriting the book on human origins


 

Cars restricted to 5mph over 60 blocks of Financial District at weekend, as transport department runs Shared Streets event inspired by Bogotá and Paris

Source: A new New York? Manhattans oldest neighbourhood goes car-free, kind of …

Links for 2/13/15

12 Amazing Vintage Photographs of New Zealand Landscapes in the 1880s

Kowloon Walled City was the densest—and most interesting?—place on Earth

Solar-charging battery for USB devices with massive 20000mAh

Australia Failing to Protect Great Barrier Reef, Report Says

Fiddling with global warming conspiracy theories while Rome burns

NASA Wallops concerned with potential offshore drilling

NOAA Survey Reveals Scarred Seafloor of Gulf of Maine

Surfrider Réunion

Can Coral Reefs Make a Comeback?…Only With Our Help

Has California’s Fracking Boom Already Gone Bust?

Links for 5/2/14

Lebanon Officially Joins The Surfing World

This Island Is The First In The World To Be Powered Fully By Wind And Water

Surfrider Foundation Unveils International Surfing Day

When It Comes to Solar Power, the Market Is Finally Making Environmentalism Easy

Human litter found in Europe’s deepest ocean depths

Has the whale exploded yet?

What the U.S. and China Have in Common When It Comes to Steak and Climate Change

Oceans of rubbish – governments must act – Comment – The Ecologist

Meditating: Surf as a Way of Zen | The Inertia

Kids, Parents and Climate Change | EcoWatch

The New 200 List, Compelling Data to Divest – Fossil Free

Links for 3/8/14

Global warming may imperil Statue of Liberty, Tower of London

Tidal flooding in Marshall Islands has caused widespread damage

Extreme weather is ‘silver lining’ for climate action: Christiana Figueres

Greening China’s power brings down cost of renewable energy for all

Eme Tiki – Bill Justis: “The Dark Continent Contribution”…

BBC News – ‘Carbon bubble’ threatens stock markets, say MPs

Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Oil From the Exxon Valdez Spill Lingers on Alaska Beaches

IEA Report: Wind and Solar Can Carry Bulk of Energy Transformation

Links for 2/26/14

2014 Performer Submission | Springboard South 2014

World begins 2014 with unusual number of extreme weather events

Say no to corporate power grabs – reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Huge Solar-Powered Plastic Bubbles to Fight Beijing’s Smog | CreativeHunt

1966 Showman w 2 JBL D-140Fs for sale

Nassau, Bahamas, Early 1950s

Obama’s top Trans-Pacific Partnership officials were given millions by banks before taking the job

Portrait In Reverb: Billy Mure Hawaiian Percussion 1961

Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

The Koch Brothers Left a Confidential Document at Their Last Donor Conference

25 Images of Markets “Regulating Themselves”

Links for 1/25/14

The Gangi Sound: The 10 Years of Hukilau Tiki Mugs

Jennifer Greenburg's photos of people who live like they are in the 1950s – Boing Boing

China's largest freshwater lake that is twice the size of London completely dries up due to drought | Mail Online

Book about Rhino Records, the best label ever – Boing Boing

CounterSpill

Facts and fear about genetically modified food in Hawaii – Boing Boing

What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us? : The Two-Way : NPR

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten

Dark Money Dominates in Climate Change Denial – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly

Excessive amounts of nickel/ammonium sulfate found in Hanalei Bay |