Links for 1/14/17

7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures  – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

Source: Almost 75% of Japans biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report | World news | The Guardian


 

Earlier this year, message boards and forums lit up with rumors of Fender’s 2017 American Pro series guitars, especially the Jazzmaster and Jaguar models in the range. Appearing to be a more afford…

Source: Fender American Pro Jazzmaster & Jaguar: First Impressions and In-Depth Review | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

David Bowie’s last album was last year’s most popular vinyl in the UK

Source: The Quietus | News | UK Vinyl Sales At 25-Year High


 

An extract from Liberatum’s documentary In this Climate, in which a range of cultural and environmental figures respond to the threat of climate change

Source: David Attenborough on climate change: The world will be transformed – video | Environment | The Guardian


 

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

Links for 1/13/17

Redistribution and how responsively the two lines are connected.

The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries

Source: The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries / Boing Boing


 

Fraternal Order of Moai – F.O.M. sends annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


 

How a young guitarist and inventor named Del Casher perfected the sound that transformed the electric guitar.

Source: The Wah-Wah Pedal Turns 50: Inventor Del Casher Looks Back of a Half-Century of Making Guitars Weep | L.A. Weekly


 

Underwater Pinups: How Bruce Mozert Seduced Fun-Seekers To Florida’s Silver Springs


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30j9HzJ1qNc

 

About Music Tools | Ann Arbor District Library


 

California’s lingering drought has pushed the number of dead trees across the state past 100 million, an ecological event experts are calling dangerous and unprecedented in underlining the heightened risk of wildfires fueled by bone-dry forests.

Source: ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in California


 

A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.

Source: 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery | Ars Technica

Links for 1/10/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOaCbb5_2c&t=0s

 

https://vimeo.com/187165137


 

Smooth Through the Curves | The Surfers Journal


 

While the latest announcement is a victory for the struggle against the pipeline, it doesn’t imply a complete win.

Source: 5 Things You Need to Know After Victory for DAPL Resistance


 

In American business culture – corporations are people, and nature is something that can be exploited with a little capital to make a lot of profit. But what if we gave nature the same legal rights as persons?

Source: Personhood For Nature? – The Big Picture – The Ring of Fire Network

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


 

Links for 12/18/16

The best guitar necks are made of mahogany, and the most sustainable guitar companies are finding innovative ways to source the wood without destroying its stock.

Source: Building a Sustainable Guitar: Mahogany | World Resources Institute


 

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: Latin America Green News: 12/2 – 12/15 | NRDC


 

Video: Basque Beachbreak
Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as they do away with diesel generators

Source: South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power | Environment | The Guardian


 

100% Skateboarding Magazine, including longboarding. “The ride is the reward”

Source: Concrete Wave Magazine


 

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama Friday requesting he intervene to protect Native Americans peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Quelle: Sanders Calls on President to Intervene in Dakota Access Pipeline Dispute – Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. “In the surf at Asbury Park.” Having a wonderful time; wish we were still here. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.

Quelle: Landing Party: 1905 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive


 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston

Source: TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties

Links for 10/31/16

Activists released after arrest treated ‘like we’re not human beings’ as standoff with law enforcement continues with peaceful Saturday rally

Quelle: Dakota Access pipeline: Native Americans allege cruel treatment | US news | The Guardian


 

Jasper Ohlson: Home Runs – Blood Orange


 

EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean, ensuring that fewer younger fish will be caught

Quelle: Worlds largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal | World news | The Guardian


 

Riders of the California Surf

Quelle: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGeLdh31hDs

Recently, Bustin Boards sent a group of four skaters on a voyage of friendship and shredventure as they embarked on their 2016 Euro Shop Tour. . .

Quelle: Bustin’s European Summer Shop Tour – Wheelbase Magazin


 

Eleven of the past 12 months have set new high-temperature records.

Source: To The Surprise Of No One, NASA Predicts 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record | Huffington Post


 

Source: Kevin Kidney: Fancy Feathers: Restoring Tiki Room Birds

Links for 10/27/16

Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact

Quelle: World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns | Environment | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4SHXegGgk

 

Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.

Quelle: Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016) | Outside Online


 

Kim Stanley Robinson says Elon Musk’s Mars plan is a “1920s science-fiction cliché”


 

More on soft climate denial: acknowledging that climate change is a serious threat but being unwilling to take sufficient steps to combat it.

Source: Michael Hoexter: A Pocket Handbook of Soft Climate Denial | naked capitalism


 

https://vimeo.com/182887009

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

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 10/13/16

The third in a series of international conferences focussed on invasive alien species (IAS) on islands, their impact and management.

Source: Island Invasives Conference, 2017


 

Military-style troops confronted Dakota Access water defenders recently, underscoring the common narrative U.S. tribes share with the world’s Indigenous Peoples.

Source: Standing Rock Joins the World’s Indigenous Fighting for Land and Life by Jenni Monet — YES! Magazine


 

https://vimeo.com/184928069

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


 

Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love. Create your own Tumblr blog today.

Source: contemporama : Photo


 

 

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

[aels_list_attributes]Shipping Within 24 Hours When will I get it?Shipping cost: EU Countries: Free Shipping for order above 80€ Countries outside the EU: Shipping costs 10€ for order above 80€

Source: OSTRICH – Alternative Longboards


 

The Fukushima nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.

Source: Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse) | Zero Hedge


 

Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics

Source: ‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows | Environment | The Guardian


 

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered ‘windfarm’


 

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken

Source: The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age | Science | The Guardian


 

I was fortunate to meet up with Joe Davies during my recent trip to Jersey, Channel Islands. This is a short edit filmed during the few hours that the waves cooperated.

Sam Hanks

Source: Joe Davies / Jersey

Links for 10/5/16

Spill 46 miles off Shetland is being monitored by air and said to be heading away from land and dispersing

Source: BP platform leaks 95 tonnes of oil into North Sea | Environment | The Guardian


 

Nations on the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Seas have decided to bolster their tsunami warning systems by giving France, Greece, Italy and Turkey a regionwide alert role.

Source: Europe to strengthen tsunami alert system – UNISDR


 

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

 

Video: Johnny Depp, Harry Roach & Surfing

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7XupqFOFSg

Hydrofoil surfing on open ocean swells

Source: Hydrofoil surfing on open ocean swells


 

Entdecken Sie das thematische Angebot von ARTE rund um Wissenschaft, Medizin und neue Technologien: ein origineller Blick auf die Welt von heute und morgen.

Source: Plastik in unseren Meeren | Wissenschaft, Umwelt, Technologie | ARTE Future


 

Earth’s wilderness decimated


 

Introduction Five years ago, I met Professor John Sweeney. At the time, Sweeney was the head of the Centre for Climate change in Maynooth. He is now emeritus. Sweeney has also been the IPCC represe…

Source: How climate change is rapidly taking the planet apart. Part 2: amplifying feedbacks, divestment


 

Ominous music in shark videos makes people more negative about the fish