Links for 2/18/17

The European Commission published yesterday its roadmap setting out its objectives on the issue of plastics. In particular, it intends to reduce “the leakage of plastics into the environment”. Unfortunately, if we welcome the intention, we can only be critical of the solutions proposed.

Source: European roadmap on plastics: between good intentions and bad solutions – Surfrider


 

Polynesian ingenuity studied

Source: Science: Sophisticated Polynesian fish ponds fed a dense population on Hawaii | Stuff.co.nz


 

Eight million tonnes of waste plastic ends up in the sea each year. Fish eat it – and then we do. How bad is it for us?

Source: From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish | Life and style | The Guardian


 

A swell so heavy even the most experienced guys out there were exercising extreme caution. – Magicseaweed.com

Source: Grist to the Nazare Grinder – Magicseaweed.com


 

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists

Source: Extraordinary levels of toxic pollution found in 10km deep Mariana trench | Environment | The Guardian

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 12/30/16

https://vimeo.com/172932968

Video: One Wave Tapas – Wesseled


 

“I didn’t go to war three times to see this happen to my own people on my own soil.”

Source: Watch these veterans explain why they went to Standing Rock


 

For the first time, scientists have calculated an estimate of the combined mass of the ‘ technosphere ‘ – a concept that defines all the human-made things on the planet. All your stuff, basically, and everybody else’s too.

Source: The Total Mass of Earth’s ‘Technosphere’ Is 30 Trillion Tonnes


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZnZK2Pmzu0

Source: Cover of Norwegian Wood on theremin


 

Mustafah Abdulaziz has spent years documenting humanity’s relationship to a precious natural resource

Source: The water crisis facing California – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian


 

The 2016 Good Design Award results were announced recently with awards going to over 1000 entries in several different categories. But the coveted Grand Award of Japan’s most well-known design awa

Quelle: This Map of the World Just Won Japan’s Prestigious Design Award | Spoon & Tamago


 

Killing Superbugs with Tasmanian Devil Milk


 

Months after the worst coral bleaching event to hit the reef, Australian conservationist Tim Flannery returns to a tourism hot spot 50km north-east of Port Douglas to witness the destruction wrought by a warming planet

Source: ‘It’s a depressing sight’: climate change unleashes ghostly death on Great Barrier Reef | Environment | The Guardian

Links for 10/22/16

Could Science Save Rapidly Depleting Global Fish Stocks? – May 11 2016 01:28 AM – Breaking News – Labmate Online


 

The Global Human Settlement Layer was launched at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).

Quelle: New satellite image database maps the dynamics of human presence on Earth – European Commission


 

Thom asks whether nature should be protected with rights just like corporations do.

Source: Should Nature Have The Rights Of A Person Like Corporations Do? – Thom Hartmann Program – The Ring of Fire Network


 

https://vimeo.com/184901581

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


 

Earth is in the danger zone, and every day we burn fossil fuels brings it closer to destruction.

Source: We’re Past the Point of No Return for Climate Change


 

It’s a musical computer for your home.

Source: Watch A ’60s Magician Play The Mellotron | Atlas Obscura


 

Kelly Slater has employed his hefty social media following in the search for surfboards stolen from the Malibu home of Beastie Boys rapper Michael Diamond, also known as Mike D.

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Scientists finally catch dolphin talking / Boing Boing

Links for 10/5/16

Spill 46 miles off Shetland is being monitored by air and said to be heading away from land and dispersing

Source: BP platform leaks 95 tonnes of oil into North Sea | Environment | The Guardian


 

Nations on the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Seas have decided to bolster their tsunami warning systems by giving France, Greece, Italy and Turkey a regionwide alert role.

Source: Europe to strengthen tsunami alert system – UNISDR


 

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

 

Video: Johnny Depp, Harry Roach & Surfing

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7XupqFOFSg

Hydrofoil surfing on open ocean swells

Source: Hydrofoil surfing on open ocean swells


 

Entdecken Sie das thematische Angebot von ARTE rund um Wissenschaft, Medizin und neue Technologien: ein origineller Blick auf die Welt von heute und morgen.

Source: Plastik in unseren Meeren | Wissenschaft, Umwelt, Technologie | ARTE Future


 

Earth’s wilderness decimated


 

Introduction Five years ago, I met Professor John Sweeney. At the time, Sweeney was the head of the Centre for Climate change in Maynooth. He is now emeritus. Sweeney has also been the IPCC represe…

Source: How climate change is rapidly taking the planet apart. Part 2: amplifying feedbacks, divestment


 

Ominous music in shark videos makes people more negative about the fish

Links for 8/26/16

David Suzuki, Wade Davis, Ronald Wright: We Must Change the Way We Look at the Natural World


 

As the National Parks Service turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it

Source: Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them | Environment | The Guardian


 

You Won’t Believe These Amazing Flowers That Look Like Something Else Entirely!

Source: 17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else


 

Support the Message In A Bottle campaign calling for Deposit Return Systems to be introduced in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Source: Message In A Bottle


 

Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate

Source: The blob: how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos | Science | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePkvqTVGBH4

Links for 8/10/16

The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected

Source: The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here – Rolling Stone


 

We should all get the chance to escape the city and enjoy leisure — without the hefty ecological footprint.

Source: Seize the Hamptons


 

https://vimeo.com/44845539


 

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Source: The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park


 

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer, finds study


 


 

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