Links for 9/3/16

A poll from Greenpeace found that almost two thirds of people in the UK think microbeads should be banned

Source: How the microbead ban could help solve a massive problem


Barry Nuttall was a housing protester like no other. Dressed as a second world war US general, he formed a small army to resist Hull council’s demolition plans. When his home was destroyed, he lived in a camp amid the rubble. Thirty years on, Stephen Walsh goes in search of Nuttall’s legacy

Source: The extraordinary story of Hull’s ‘major general’ and the siege of Wyndham Street


Carbios has been granted two key US patents a novel plastic-degrading microorganism and creation of plastics with a customized lifespan.

Source: French Biodegradable Plastics get new key US Patents


‘Bayou Maharajah’, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the life, work and struggles of piano virtuoso James Booker will begin streaming on Netflix.

Source: James Booker Documentary Coming to Netflix in September


Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.

Source: How China is rewriting the book on human origins


Cars restricted to 5mph over 60 blocks of Financial District at weekend, as transport department runs Shared Streets event inspired by Bogotá and Paris

Source: A new New York? Manhattans oldest neighbourhood goes car-free, kind of …