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 5/7/17

“My life has been one non-stop unfolding miracle – and I don’t believe in time.” Billy Childish begins his weeklong takeover.

Source: Billy Childish – Interview — Coney’s Loft | Culture magazine & creative studio


 

Animal Sound Recordings


 

Dakota Access Pipeline Now Has Oil Beneath Missouri River | PopularResistance.Org


 

Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities


 

With decreasing freshwater supplies, Egypt may face nationwide shortages by 2025

Source: Report: Nile Delta’s increasing salinity and rising sea levels may make Egypt uninhabitable by 2100


 

GDP is no longer the gold standard for measuring a country’s progress.

Source: Measuring What Matters: GDP, Ecosystems and the Environment

Links for 5/4/17

This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion

Source: This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion


 

The scientific community went into a frenzy this week over a new report claiming humans were in North America 130,000 years ago. Could it possibly be true? And why were people losing their minds?

Source: Were Humans Really in America 100,000 Years Before We Thought?


 

A Gorgeous Theremin Cover of ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ From the Film ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’


 

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


 

The substances stick around in the environment for a long time, which makes them likely to be inhaled or ingested by people and animals

Source: Former Pesticide Ingredient Found in Dolphins, Birds, and Fish | Lab Manager


 

New Zealand anger as pristine lakes tapped for bottled water market | World news | The Guardian

Links for 4/28/17

Nuclear shelters: Japanese civilians are installing tropical island-themed bunkers to prepare for a nuclear war — Quartz


 

Defend the Sacred: How Could the Peace Movement Prevail?


 

Red Bull CEO’s Breitbart-Idolizing Politics


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1901. “Driveway and beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: The Sandpeeper: 1901 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

L.A.’s Concrete River Gets Real | NRDC


 

Going Lala | The Surfers Journal


 

US Navy schedules latest war games exercise in Gulf of Alaska, without due regard for environmental or community concerns.

Source: War in the Gulf (No, Not That Gulf!): The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside in the Gulf of Alaska


 

https://vimeo.com/203935377

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 4/10/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EdXpI4-Fcc

Source: New Disney World dress shop is perfect for Disney-bounding


 

The fundamental unit of biology is not the self, but the network — and this view has practical consequences, says David George Haskell, author of The Song of Trees.

Source: David George Haskell Explores Life’s Network’s In ‘The Song of Trees’ 


 

The American expats breaking up indigenous communities on the Mexican ‘Riviera’ | Global Development Professionals Network


 

Our planet’s temperature is rising, but there are things you can do to help.

Source: Climate Change List


 

Baxter Dynasty


 

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn


 

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: 100 Percent Clean Electricity for California

Links for 4/7/17

Von null auf Tempo hundert in 2,5 Sekunden: Drei Brüder aus Österreich haben einen legendären Rennwagen von Porsche mit einem Elektroantrieb ausgestattet. Das Auto begeistert – wirft aber eine Frage auf.

Source: Porsche mit Elektroantrieb: Kreisel-Brüder rüsten Rennwagen um


 

We’re seeing an unusual twist on automotive desirability today that would be quite interesting if it extended to all product design. The twist is this: People want new stuff that’s old, or depending on how you look at it, old stuff that’s new. Here’s what we mean: In America,

Source: Beyond Retro Design: People Want New Things That are Old, or Old Things That are New – Core77


 

6 Ways To Make Sure You’re Leaving Nothing On The (Merch) Table – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Source: A curated catalogue of artists Shag’s creativity over the past three decades / Boing Boing


 

Congress OKs Ruthless Killing of Iconic Wildlife—What Next? | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqkekY5t7KY

With an estimated 1.4 million trillion plastic microfibers in our ocean today, it’s time to get informed and take action. WATCH the movie, LEARN about the problem, TAKE ACTION with The Story of Stuff Project!

Source: The Story of Microfibers – The Story of Stuff Project


 

Say aloha to David and Amy Carter’s Tabu Tiki Room.

Source: Tiki collectors escape winter in their basement paradise | Space | Chicago Reader

Links for 4/1/17

The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.

Source: Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers : The Two-Way : NPR


 

Hundreds of millions of salmon are presumed dead along the US west coast amid fears that ocean life is being wiped out following the Fukushima disaster.

Source: Hundreds Of Millions Of Salmon Feared Dead On US West Coast – Your News Wire


 

Trump presidency opens door to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments | Environment | The Guardian


 

One company wants to turn pollution into shelter.

Source: Can Ocean Plastics Make Homes For The Poor? | Popular Science


 

Source: Incredible Afrobeat music from Mali / Boing Boing


 

The Angkor Wat alternative: exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins | Travel | The Guardian


 

The Ruins of the Unsustainable


 

https://vimeo.com/204702637


 

Mosambik + Madagaskar Surf Reports und Surf Forecasts

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 3/19/17

The Carbon Bubble is about to pop / Boing Boing


 

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being | World news | The Guardian


 

https://vimeo.com/78162825


 

The health of the Great Barrier Reef has entered “uncharted territory” after researchers found there had been mass coral bleaching for two summers in a row for the first time in history.

Source: Great Barrier Reef suffers historic ‘back-to-back’ mass coral bleaching – 9news.com.au


 

Okeanos Explorer | Expeditions | NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2017 American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa | Daily Updates | Dive 06: Cosmic Jellyfish


 

In India, 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste lies uncollected every day. Some of this washes up in Tamil Nadu state where it pollutes and contaminates the food and water of communities living along the Bay of Bengal

Source: Plastic pollution blights Bay of Bengal – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

Links for 2/28/17

From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let up

Source: Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of | Cities | The Guardian


 

Shocking new video exposes PepsiCo’s ties to deforestation in the Leuser Ecosystem

Source: Shocking rainforest destruction linked to Pepsi


 

Water unaffordable for millions of Americans


 

How to turn old plastic bottles into 56 different items