Links for 4/23/16


 

Source: Put This On • The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964 David Marx posted this great…


 

Hardline tactics succeed in keeping outsiders away from Boyle Heights, the Latino community that is the last holdout to Los Angeles gentrification

Source: ‘Hope everyone pukes on your artisanal treats’: fighting gentrification, LA-style


 

Dancing auf dem Longboard


 


 

Fela Kuti’s jazzy, pre-Afrobeat party music


 

Links for 4/18/16

Home – Take Down / Stay Down


 

Last month made five years since the nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan suffered meltdowns. The release of highly toxic radiation from the reactors was enormous, on the level of the Chernobyl disast…

Source: Fukushima Five Years After: Health Researchers Turn Blind Eye to Casualties


 

Source: O.C. History Roundup: Polynesians were first to settle Orange County


 

Analysis shows that the diminutive Homo floresiensis, died out at least 50,000 years ago, making competition with modern humans a likely cause

Source: ‘Hobbit-like’ hominins died out sooner than thought. Were humans to blame? | Science | The Guardian


 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series  of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards – sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and …

Source: Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlin’s Postcards c.1970 – Flashbak

Links for 3/24/16


 


 

These pages are extracted from a graphic design magazine that was published in 1901 in Japan. The magazine was titled Shin-Bijutsukai and regularly publish

Source: A Japanese graphic design magazine from 1901


 

NASA Confirms Earth’s Temperature Reached an Even-More-Terrifying Milestone in February


 

It was like a sequel to a bad movie.

Source: Power grab topples another defender of California’s environment – LA Times

Links for 2/26/16

When you mix the tropics with the tundras, this is what you get.

Source: Nordic-Tiki Cocktails: Not as Crazy as You’d Think


 

Giant Waves Lash Hawaii Oceanfront Homes In Historic Surf Event


 

The Oscar nominated film’s success owes as much to America’s troubled mindset as to the movie itself

Source: What lies beneath The Revenant | Ato Quayson | Opinion | The Guardian


 

A collection of vintage travel posters have been found in an attic in Australia with advertisements for flights to exotic destinations around the world, cruise trips and bus holidays.

Source: Vintage Australian travel posters found in storage reveals travel history | Daily Mail Online


 

One cocktail that we particularly enjoy is the Missionary’s Downfall, which uses pineapple and mint for a cocktail that is both fruity and refreshing. When we have fresh mint, we never fail t…

Source: Missionary’s Landing


 

Links for 12/31/15


 

The gigantic sand dunes in Cronulla, Sydney – close to the so-called birthplace of modern Australia – date back to mesolithic times. But over the past century they have been steadily encroached upon by human activity

Source: Cronulla sand dunes: the 15,000-year-old landscape that greed destroyed – in pictures | Australia news | The Guardian


 

As sea levels rise and streets begin to flood, South Florida confronts a bleak future.

Source: Miami is Flooding – The New Yorker


 

Links for 11/4/15

Move allowing state to build shelter for families more quickly comes after officials clear one of largest homeless encampments in US

Source: Hawaii governor declares state of emergency amid homelessness crisis


 


 

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Three’s usually a crowd.

Source: Magicseaweed Photo of the Day of


 


 

Today, nearly 20 food, farming, public health and environmental organizations submitted a letter in support of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s) determination to list glyphosate as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (aka Proposition 65).

Source: Public Interest Groups Support California Intent to Label Glyphosate Carcinogenic | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Links for 10/10/15

Ghostly underwater images capture the third global coral-bleaching event in less than two decades

Source: Ghostly underwater images capture the third global coral-bleaching event in less than two decades


 

Color photos from Brazil seven decades ago, when the beautiful, troubled nation was enduring “growing pains” not dissimilar to what it’s going through today.

Source: Brazil in the Fifties: Portrait of a Beautiful, Troubled Country | TIME


 

A third global bleaching of coral reefs is underway following a massive and persistent underwater heatwave

Source: World’s oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn


 

They’re homing in on the gigantic Thwaites Glacier, which is bigger than Pennsylvania.

Source: Scientists declare an ‘urgent’ mission – study West Antarctica, and fast


 


 

Source: Near-Total Meltdown of Fukushima Reactor 2 Confirmed


 

The Kermadec ocean sanctuary, in the South Pacific and spanning 620,000 sq km, expands an existing reserve surrounding the Kermadec Islands

Source: New Zealand’s new ocean sanctuary will be one of world’s largest protected areas