Links for 28/3/17

Source: How America’s obsession with hula girls almost wrecked Hawai’i / Boing Boing


 

https://vimeo.com/153814991

Video: Underground Legends – “Odd Todd”

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone


 

To Save The Economy, We Have To Break Its One Sacred Rule


 

https://vimeo.com/208059829

Source: Surfing set to Indonesian 60’s pop / Boing Boing


 

With much assurance, the radioactive contamination would be contained, the Pacific Ocean is contaminated. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting that, Cesium-134, a radioactive chemical that leaked from Fukushima, is being detected…

Source: Officials Admit Radioactive Fish Off U.S. West Coast Have “Disturbing Fingerprint Of Fukushima” – Counter Current News


 

A Most Charming Surf Book – Capital Surfers

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 2/24/17

New Zealand Duke Festival – the Program, the Party

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

What is ‘cultured meat’ and how can it address the most pressing global problems? Let us introduce you to some of the brilliant minds behind it.

Source: How can Cultured Meat solve World Hunger and Global Warming?


 

Police brutality against protesters is reminiscent of civil-rights battles like Selma. And the state has borrowed millions to fund it.

Source: Taxpayer-Funded Horror at Standing Rock – The Daily Beast


 

It’s up to progressives to fight back against this idiocy-promoting rhetoric and save the Earth

Source: Climate scepticism is a far-right badge of honour – even in sweltering Australia | Opinion | The Guardian


 

Tiny, poor, diabetes-wracked Pacific island nations want to ban junk food, despite risk of WTO retaliation

Source: Tiny, poor, diabetes-wracked Pacific island nations want to ban junk food, despite risk of WTO retaliation


 

Growing alternatives to petroleum-based packaging

Source: Case Studies


 

Sky Ocean Rescue


 

Landscape architect Kristina Hill focuses on helping cities adapt to climate change, particularly sea level rise. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she discusses the challenges, solutions, and costs of saving cities from encroaching oceans.

Source: Rethinking Urban Landscapes To Adapt to Rising Sea Levels – Yale E360


 

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

How to turn old plastic bottles into 56 different items

Source: How to turn old plastic bottles into 56 different items / Boing Boing

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 2/18/17

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 1/4/17

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 12/29/16

A spate of extreme warmth is linked to climate change, and may lead to shrinking ice coverage and even more warming in the region, scientists said.

Source: Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists


 

Video: Chuns Reef, December Day 2016

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Around 2005 or 2006, I spotted something on craigslist that I wanted and agreed to meet up at the guy’s house. When he told me his address, I was shocked – it was a less than 3 minute drive from my house and he had, to say the least, a large and impressive collection of guitars and amplifiers. This was pretty odd to find in our neighborhood and we hit it off immediately.I don’t recall exactly what I was buying (or selling), but what I do remember is that he kept putting guitars in my hands to check out, many of which weren’t even for sale – we were just geeking out and he was happy to share.I recall two guitars from that day that really moved me: one was a 1982 AVRI Fullerton 50’s Strat that must have been played for hours in damp & smokey bars nightly for years – it was far more beat than most actual 50’s Strats I’ve ever seen. The second one was a 1955 Gibson ES-295 that had been refinished in Sonic Blue:

Source: OffsetGuitars.com • View topic – NGD: 1955 Gibson ES-295 Sonic Blue


 

Broadcast targeted speakers of language still spoken by 4 million Peruvians, symbolically ending centuries of marginalisation

Source: Peru airs news in Quechua, indigenous language of Inca empire, for first time | World news | The Guardian


 

Handmade wooden sunglasses


 

Video: Lanka Daze

https://vimeo.com/190271358

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

https://vimeo.com/187974376


 

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change – Vox


 

Farmed Salmon – One of The Most Toxic Foods in the World – CHere1st

Links for 11/6/16

We have been at war in Syria over pipelines since 1949. This is just the next mad phase.

Source: Gaius Publius: Syria Is Another Pipeline War | naked capitalism


 

North Dakota regulators accuse company of failing to disclose the discovery of Native American symbolic stones on a site where construction was planned

Source: Dakota Access: company under scrutiny over sacred artifacts in oil pipelines path | US news | The Guardian


 

https://vimeo.com/183570035

Source: Video: a Weekend At Malibu


 

Cawelo Study Fails to Test for Dozens of Oilfield Chemicals in Wastewater Used to Irrigate California Food Crops | YubaNet


 

The Modernist Utopia that never was

Source: The Modernist Utopia that never was


 


 

Source: The Turtles began a meteoric rise to 1960s music stardom in Westchester | South Bay History

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 8/29/16

Ten Clear Signs Our Climate Is Changing | Climate Reality


 

A California biotech company receives funding to commercialise algae-based prawns, in an attempt to get people switching to more sustainable diets

Source: Synthetic prawns: a bid to make ‘seafood’ that’s sustainable and slavery-free | Environment | The Guardian


 

Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University

Source: Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest | Science | The Guardian


 

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why

Source: Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America’s largest city vanish? | Cities | The Guardian


 

Sound Explosion! Inside LA’s Sound Factory With The Wrecking Crew by . For Wreck-heads everywhere. Record Collector is the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable records

Source: Sound Explosion! Inside LA’s Sound Factory With The Wrecking Crew – Record Collector Magazine


 

Source: Mory Madness: An Obsession – Electric Deer Guitarworks

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