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 8/31/16

An international trade deal being negotiated in secret is a “turbo-charged privatisation pact” that poses a threat to democratic sovereignty and “the very concept of public services”, campaigners have warned.

Source: The new TTIP? Meet TISA, the ‘secret privatisation pact that poses a threat to democracy’


 

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


 

The Portuguese government has authorized some companies to prospect for oil & gas in Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal

Source: Keepers of the Coast – Offshore oil and gaz drilling projects in Portugal


 

How New Yorker Sy Devore became Hollywood’s swankiest tailor

Source: The Man Who Dressed Elvis Presley


 

Hamptons features on real estate, art and culture, entertainment, celebrities, style, parties and events in the Hamptons, community news, vineyards and restaurant guides covering the Hamptons and north Fork of Long Island, New York.

Source: Surfrider Foundation To Host “Two Coasts: One Ocean” In Montauk And Malibu | Out And About | For The Cause


 

Source: Consent Decree Impact Infographic – MTT – Music Think Tank

Links for 5/30/16

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Source: Westside Historic


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiSQTYS4HKo

 

Silicon Valley father of four Damon McMillan has just put the finishing touches to his Seacharger boat and plans to set it off on a solo trip from the Californian coast down to Hawaii on May 30. The craft is designed to cut through the waves using only a motor powered by solar panels.

Source: Solar-powered boat ready to make 2,000 mile ocean voyage on its own


 

Women’s & Longboard Champs Crowned At the Australian Indigenous Titles


 

Grass in the park at the center of San Francisco gentrification debate is now for rent

Source: Grass in the park at the center of San Francisco gentrification debate is now for rent


 

Sinkhole discovery suggests humans were in Florida 14,500 years ago

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 11/9/15

Millions of people around the world live in “energy poverty,” including 15-year-old Hannah Herbst’s pen pal in Ethiopia.

Source: This Ninth Grader Invented A Device That Harvests Power From Ocean Waves


 

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story

Source: Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months


 

…an area roughly the size of Maryland—drifted into the Caribbean. So much of this floating brown algae has been washing ashore that beaches are positively blanketed in stinky, rotting piles that are more than a few feet deep.

Source: Formerly pristine Caribbean beaches are blanketed in stinky, rotting piles of seaweed


 

George Orwell thought they were ‘sex maniacs’. They thought they were spiritual samurai, rebuilding Britain after the Great War. With their magical rituals, outdoor living and utopian vision, they are the most fascinating of forgotten youth movements – and their ideas still resonate

Source: The other KKK: how the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift tried to craft a new world | Art and design | The Guardian


 

German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides a speed run display on a massive wave at Praia do Norté in Portugal on Tuesday

Source: German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides huge wave in Portugal – video | Sport | The Guardian

Links for 11/7/15

I wonder what their fossil fuel overlords make of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CckpGYQI-uc

 

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Hollingsworth Hound infiltrates a meeting of climatologists, and learns the TRUTH!

Source: Hollingsworth Hound Learns the Truth About Climate Scientists!


 

https://vimeo.com/129838698


 

The best Goldfinger (1964) The gold standard1 for themes. Sweeping, sultry and backed by urgent jazz orchestra horns and quotes from the iconic Bond theme. This John Barry song is not just a Bond theme it is the Bond theme. It defines an entire genre. Its close association with the film and Dame Shirley Bassey’s iconic performance has kept it from becoming a standard, but it’s among the great movie songs of all time. It also casts a long enough shadow that attempts to match it have led to a string of dreary copies and retreads. Dr. No (1962) It’s borderline cheating to rank this one. In a literal sense this is just the Bond theme everyone knows and has heard dozens of times. Duh duh duh-duh, da da duh – the seven notes that denote Bond told with blaring horns and guitar jangle. Is this song venerable because it’s great or great because it’s venerable?

Source: David Putney | Bond title songs, ranked


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL4FD4ACE3085D23E0&v=yO1XA9zt9UA

Links for 6/23/14

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100 Years of ‘Surf’s Up’ in Huntington Beach

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Save the Ocelot!

Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession

Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

Sunset surf gets psychedelic, long-exposure treatment

A film by Josh Fox

“Surviving the 21st Century” 

Video: Keith Paull

Mein süßer Kanarienvogel

Gerry Lopez Surfs Pipeline For the First Time