Links for 10/20/15

The Oakland A’s exec is named and shamed for excessive water use.

Source: Check Out the Homes of Some of the Bay Area’s Biggest Water Guzzlers—Including Billy Beane | Mother Jones

In an alternate universe version of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Eddie Murphy, not Samuel L. Jackson, might have played Jules, the bible-spouting hit man. His partner-in-crime, Vincent Vega, might have been played by Gary Oldman, not John Travolta.

Source: Quentin Tarantino’s Original Wish List for the Cast of Pulp Fiction | Open Culture

It has become one with the jungle since the last human inhabitants abandoned its shores in World War II. Ross Island, or as I’ve come to call it, “Jungle Book Island”, was once […]

Source: Buried by Nature: The Dark Colonial Past of Jungle Book Island

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A new mega-study says ocean life will be unable to recover from climate change

Source: Goodbye, oceans! Study finds ecosystems headed toward a major collapse | Grist


Source: Imperial Punch

Gaia Vince’s Adventures in the Anthropocene has won the Royal Society Winton science book of the year for its account of her travels through an endangered planet. Nick Pattinson captured her journey in photographs

Source: The wild beauty of a threatened world – in pictures | Books | The Guardian