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

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 2/15/17

Cult band begin a deluxe reissue campaign to release their long out-of-print back catalogue!

Source: Dengue Fever announce deluxe reissues


 

The first new record-pressing machines built in over 30 years are finally online.

Source: Meet the Warm Tone, the Software-Controlled Record Press Fueling Vinyl’s Comeback | WIRED


 

Why Monsanto Wants Me In Jail | Patreon


 

Wiki page on Native Americans in America.

Source: Native Americans Project Space Page


 

A memo leaked today orders all of the bureaus of the Department of Interior, which includes the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Ocean Energ…

Source: Leaked Memo Silences Department of Interior | The Wildlife News


 

https://vimeo.com/197551630

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

 

Links for 2/12/17

Follow the money: Will Trump repay Putin by ending Russian sanctions and killing the Paris climate deal?

Source: Did Putin help elect Trump to restore $500 billion Exxon oil deal killed by sanctions


 

Is buying something with the click of a mouse worse for the planet than picking it up off the shelf and taking it home yourself? And if it is – would it change the way you shopped?

Source: Online vs offline shopping: which is better for the environment? | DW Environment


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE3fBMTbmbM

 

I was delighted to see giant basking sharks on a recent trip to Scotland, but such moments of wonder are rare. Creating fishing reserves would allow our oceans to recover – and preserve this incredible feeling

Source: The primal thrill of sharks: the emotional case for rewilding the sea | The Guardian


 

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them

Source: We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | The Guardian


 

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

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 2/1/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-DQNTKOO1M

Source: What happens if all Earth’s coral dies?


 

https://vimeo.com/171306520

Video: Last of the Great Surfing Hippies
Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

“My conclusion,” writes the Indus script scholar Asko Parpola, “is that the Indian Rsyasrnga legend goes back to the Harappan religion, where the unicorn bull depicted on thousands of seals has a real local animal, the nilgai antelope, called rsya in Sanskrit. His single horn, the length of which is exaggerated, has a phallic connotation and emphasizes the importance of this animal as a symbol of fertility.”

Source: The Harappan Unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives


 

Get ready to say good-bye to the Legos of yesteryear.

Source: Good-bye plastic: Lego announces a huge change in the future of its toys.


 

His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change

Source: ‘What should be pristine white is littered with blue’ – Timo Lieber’s Arctic photography | Art and design | The Guardian


 

Do you ever wonder what life is like without Facebook?

Source: 99 days of freedom

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


 

https://vimeo.com/157715400