Links for 5/15/17

My mother was a dictionary. She was one of the last ?uent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. My m…

Source: Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie | Literary Hub


 

‘Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean.’

Source: A Giant Beached Whale Illustrates the Plastic Pollution Problem — Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVh9zlDe3E

 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

One of only two dozen ever made, a super rare vintage BTR-3 tape machine from Abbey Road Studios has been found in Southampton University.

Source: Super rare Abbey Road tape machine discovered at student radio station


 

https://vimeo.com/55448896

Links for 5/6/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mbo5sbUZM

This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

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

For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian

Links for 4/25/17

Mexicos ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries


 

His Knibs classic men’s style: Lois vintage-style cord jacket range


 

The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early 1900s — and then members started turning up dead. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon describes the dark plot against them.

Source: In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money : NPR


 

Tikicat


 

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

 

Links for 2/10/17

Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project

Source: Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline


 

Underground city made from old opal mines has 3,500 residents


 

Oil may be a big reason behind the Trump Administration’s aggressive stance towards China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Source: Rex Tillerson Backs Aggressive Policy in Disputed South China Sea as Exxon, Russia Eye Region’s Oil and Gas | naked capitalism


 

RCA Types PB-31, PB-140, PB-144, 44-A, 44-B


 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Source: California Aims to Plug In Almost Everything That Moves | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcAYP7uvlGc

Links for 12/31/16

Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah will protect some of America’s most striking landscape—and its earliest history.

Source: This Ancient Place Just Secured Membership in America’s Culture Club | NRDC


 

Berlin discusses possible reparation payments over massacre of tens of thousands of people in early years of 20th century

Source: Germany moves to atone for forgotten genocide in Namibia | World news | The Guardian


 

The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s.

Source: Research Center


 

Earth-force meets money-force at Standing Rock. I’m so relieved I’m here. It scares me to think that I might have missed this.We get up at dawn. Four hundred people walk slowly in a light snow to the river by the camp. A teacher is talking. His headdress is a crisscrossing of long, narrow feathers. He is of the Havasupai, the people who live by the blue-green waterfalls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He calls out across the river. “Water is life! Take me! My heart beats with you!”

Source: Standing Rock: A Moment of Clarity for Progressive Activists


 

According to a study from Plymouth University, plastic pollution affects at least 700 marine species, while some estimates suggest that at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year from plastic pollution. Here are some of the marine species most deeply impacted by plastic pollution.

Source: These 5 Marine Animals Are Dying Because of Our Plastic Trash … Here’s How We Can Help


 

A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide.

Quelle: Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands by Roger Real Drouin: Yale Environment 360


 

We’re inspired every time we have a great cocktail, and we definitely started to feel inspired when we visited Highland Park Bowl the other night and enjoyed a few of their cocktails. The dri…

Quelle: El Capitan Hook


 

They are thought to be solitary, but new research shows one shark species to be intensely social

Source: Sand tiger sharks: far friendlier than you think | Environment | The Guardian


 

Source: Mandala Oblongata | A Kaleidoscopic Adventure on the Loaded Boards Tan Tien


 

https://vimeo.com/157715400

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 1/16/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5m8XVv8LEI

 

Why the methane from California’s massive leak is such bad news for the climate

Source: Why the methane from California’s massive leak is such bad news for the climate


 

This has been a remarkable year for the oceans. Marine scientist Douglas McCauley presents his list of 2015’s most significant ocean events.

Source: 2015’s top 10 developments for the ocean


 

Although aviation was left out of the climate treaty adopted in December, reducing emissions remains a priority at the core of several research efforts.

Source: Rethinking the Airplane, for Climate’s Sake


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

 

She’s a successful musician in what is very much a man’s world, she was the youngest session musician in Motown’s history, has been the percussionist on some of the finest records ever and played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Carole King and the Incredible Bongo Band. We reckon [&hellip

Source: Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming – Voices of East Anglia

Links for 1/12/16

Taylor Swift is the corn syrup of the music world. Overly sweet, bland, and just plain unhealthy for you. Before a horde of Taylor Swift fans chastise me with cute, cliché phrases like “Music taste is subjective!” Swift’s music suffers from a very real audio problem:

Source: Why Modern Music Sucks: The Loudness Wars – Upvoted


 

Improvements in the travel industry are helping us all to be greener globetrotters, writes Lucy Siegle

Source: The eco guide to booking a holiday | Lucy Siegle | Environment | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mH8syY8NNc

 

What happens when the planet loses some of its ability to cool itself?

Source: Extreme Research Shows How Arctic Ice Is Dwindling


 

https://vimeo.com/41966870