Links for 11/6/15

A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature

Source: Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian


Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation

Source: Bolivia enshrines natural world’s rights with equal status for Mother Earth


‘Unless the world acts decisively in coming weeks, the Pacific as we know it is doomed,’ says Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama

Source: Pacific islands make last-ditch plea to world before Paris climate change talks | Environment | The Guardian


Come for the shipwrecks, stay for the ecological treasures

Source: Come for the shipwrecks, stay for the ecological treasures


Source: Which Presidential candidates are climate change deniers? / Boing Boing


The Food / Beverage community provides an interactive environment to share breaking news and product information for professionals in pre-clinical drug development.

Source: Food / Beverage – The Online Scientific Community – News

Links for 11/1/15


A new study by the Risky Business Project paints a grim picture of Florida’s economy if industries fail to take seriously the risks from climate change.

Source: Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change | Miami Herald



A novel analysis of temperature records shows that economies perform worse in high heat.

Source: Climate Change Slams Global Economy in a New Study From Stanford and Berkeley – Bloomberg Business


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cyanide poisoning has killed 22 elephants in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said on Monday. This brings to 62 the number of elephants…

Source: Zimbabwe: 22 more elephants killed in Hwange Park by cyanide


Link retires to his chicken coop, sings, invents Americana

Source: Link Wray – 3-Track Shack – Uncut


Rescue workers in smoke-choked Indonesia are considering a mass evacuation of orangutans

Source: Rescue workers in smoke-choked Indonesia are considering a mass evacuation of orangutans

Links for 10/27/15

Back in the 1990’s, Exxon was publicly taking the position that the scientific research on global warming was contradictory and too sketchy to act upon. But, at the same time, its own researchers were quietly incorporating some of those scientific conclusions into the company’s operational forecasts.

Source: What Exxon knew about the Earth’s melting Arctic





“Borneo from Below” brings dazzling footage of the life aquatic in the South China Sea

Source: “Borneo from Below” brings dazzling footage of the life aquatic in the South China Sea


Over the past 40 years, we have killed off 50% of marine life through overfishing, habitat destruction and climate change. But the international spotlight and a change in policy mean things are looking up

Source: The eco guide to the ocean | Lucy Siegle | Environment | The Guardian


Coalition of Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tokelau ask wealthy nations to help their people migrate and find work if they have to flee because of rising sea levels

Source: Pacific nations beg for help for islanders when ‘calamity’ of climate change hits | Environment | The Guardian

Links for 10/22/15


Thiermann says he still gets harassed on occasion for rocking a wetsuit during his own TED Talk.

Source: $360M Can’t Be Wrong; Why Kyle Thiermann Redefines “Cool”


Source: 453 – Norrie Paramor – Shadows In Latin – – Music Reviews of Ambient, Vaporwave & Tiki Exotica Albums


Super rare river sharks pop up after more than four decades of life in the shadows

Source: Catch of the Day


I started this article because I was researching a Scandinavian subculture of ‘greasers’ said to be responsible for Sweden having amassed more restored American 1950s cars than the […]

Source: The Swedish Subculture Hoarding More 1950s American Cars than the USA | Messy Nessy Chic



Bespoke, handcrafted spirits for the more discerning.

Source: Gestalten Explores Handcrafted Spirits in “Drink Different” Short Film


Have you ever stepped into a tiki bar and wondered, what bamboo aficionado made this place so convincing? Meet the king of kitsch himself, “Bamboo” Ben.

Source: Meet Bamboo Ben, Professional Tiki Bar Designer | Tales of the Cocktail

Links for 10/17/15

Get essential tools and recipes for the at-home bartender with this set from MakersKit

Genocide, not genes: indigenous peoples’ genetic alcoholism is a racist myth

Shaken: cocktail kits by mail

Ocean life or acid trip? Photos of psychedelic jellyfish


Nestle–that’s who. And they’re profiting big time. Watch the movie and take action.

Source: Guess Who’s Illegally Occupying Public Land in California?


Where have all the tuna gone, and where are all the cod?

Source: Popular Science


Beat the microbead is an international campaign against plastic microbeads in cosmetics.

Source: Beat the Microbead – Beat the Microbead


I’m well aware that with Paris looming it’s time to be hopeful, and I’m willing to try. Even amid the record heat and flooding of the present, there are good signs for the future in the rising climate movement and the falling cost of solar. But before we get to past and present there’s some past to be reckoned with, and before we get to hope there’s some deep, blood-red anger.

Source: Exxon’s Climate Lie: ‘No Corporation Has Ever Done Anything This Big or Bad’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community


#NoAdriaticDrilling Croatia! – Citizens say NO to @VladaRH Adriatic #fossilfuel plans for Croatia #COP21

Source: #NoAdriaticDrilling Croatia! – HeadTalker

Links for 10/14/15

Michelle Bickford grew up loving of all things Mid-Century-Modern, science fiction art, and soldering irons. Her creations are a merging of those worlds.

Source: 11/6: Michelle Bickford “Yesterday and Today” –


The agreement targets the seas that join the nations and represents the first environmental dividend of a historic thaw between the two Cold War foes.

Source: Cuba and U.S. Agree to Work Together to Protect Marine Life – The New York Times


Buy ROBERTS Revival RD60 DAB Digital Radio, Royal Burgundy, Exclusive to John Lewis from our View all Radios range at John Lewis. Free Delivery on orders over £50.

Source: Buy ROBERTS Revival RD60 DAB Digital Radio, Royal Burgundy, Exclusive to John Lewis | John Lewis


Source: Listen to the Lyre of Ur, a 4,500 year-old musical instrument

Links for 10/10/15

Ghostly underwater images capture the third global coral-bleaching event in less than two decades

Source: Ghostly underwater images capture the third global coral-bleaching event in less than two decades


Color photos from Brazil seven decades ago, when the beautiful, troubled nation was enduring “growing pains” not dissimilar to what it’s going through today.

Source: Brazil in the Fifties: Portrait of a Beautiful, Troubled Country | TIME


A third global bleaching of coral reefs is underway following a massive and persistent underwater heatwave

Source: World’s oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn


They’re homing in on the gigantic Thwaites Glacier, which is bigger than Pennsylvania.

Source: Scientists declare an ‘urgent’ mission – study West Antarctica, and fast



Source: Near-Total Meltdown of Fukushima Reactor 2 Confirmed


The Kermadec ocean sanctuary, in the South Pacific and spanning 620,000 sq km, expands an existing reserve surrounding the Kermadec Islands

Source: New Zealand’s new ocean sanctuary will be one of world’s largest protected areas