Links for 8/26/16

David Suzuki, Wade Davis, Ronald Wright: We Must Change the Way We Look at the Natural World


 

As the National Parks Service turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it

Source: Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them | Environment | The Guardian


 

You Won’t Believe These Amazing Flowers That Look Like Something Else Entirely!

Source: 17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else


 

Support the Message In A Bottle campaign calling for Deposit Return Systems to be introduced in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Source: Message In A Bottle


 

Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate

Source: The blob: how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos | Science | The Guardian


 

Links for 8/13/16

This is the original yellowish-white and blue fiberglass surfboard that is pictured on the classic Beach Boys album covers for “Surfin’ Safari” (1962) and “Surfer Girl” (1963), as well as in other phot

Source: Array | The Original Beach Boys Surfboard


 

Reflections On Midget:

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 


 

Don’t pee on a jellyfish sting, and other venom no-nos / Boing Boing


 

Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers, all wiped out by climate change or human – now only a fragment of this family remains

Source: Elephants are the end of a 60 million year lineage – the last of the megaherbivores | Environment | The Guardian


 

West Papua is fighting for independence from Indonesia — but will it win regional solidarity for its efforts?

Source: Good-bye, Indonesia

Links for 8/11/16

Down In The Jungle Room by Elvis Presley. Conclusive proof that Presley’s crown hardly slipped at all. Record Collector is the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable records

Source: Down In The Jungle Room – Record Collector Magazine


 

Carolina talks Theremin – An overview for composers and music lovers was uploaded by: carolinaeyckvideosDuration: 1008Rating:

Source: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Theremin, But Were Afraid To Ask – Synthtopia


 

Harvesting Guitars from the Bones of New York City | GuitarPlayer


 

Ocean waste is a serious problem for companies emotionally and physically connected to the sea, said the founder of outdoor clothing company Finisterre in a recent Guardian debate, but that connection also gives them a strong incentive to find solutions. Here we profile some of the companies doing just that

Source: Wooden surfboards to mushroom handplanes: the surf companies tackling ocean waste – gallery | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian


 

Smart About Sharks: a great new children’s book from illustrator Owen Davey – Creative Review


 

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Links for 8/10/16

The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected

Source: The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here – Rolling Stone


 

We should all get the chance to escape the city and enjoy leisure — without the hefty ecological footprint.

Source: Seize the Hamptons


 


 

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Source: The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park


 

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer, finds study


 


 

Links for 8/5/16


 


 


 

David Bald Eagle, who died July 22 at 97, was known for an eclectic mix of passions, especially his work in motion pictures. But he also left a legacy of activism for the Native American community, including his service as the first chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas.

Source: Emma Niles: Truthdigger of the Week: David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief and Native American Rights Activist – Truthdigger of the Week – Truthdig


 


 

Biodiversity across much of Earth has recently dropped below safe levels. Here are some of the species we’ve lost just this century.

Source: Animals That Went Extinct In The 21st Century [Infographic]


 


 

Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems.

Source: Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters by Christian Schwägerl: Yale Environment 360

Links for 7/31/16

Researchers confirm that as yet unnamed whale previously sighted by Japanese fishermen was previously unknown to science

Source: New species of Pacific beaked whale confirmed | Environment | The Guardian


 

Rare trio of life size posters from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


 


 

Gary Sanford Paxton passed away peacefully on the night of July 16th 2016, his wife Vicki Sue at his side. His friend Alec Palao recalls the life of the original rock’n’roll maverick.

Source: Ace Records


 

Pacific islands nations consider world’s first treaty to ban fossil fuels