Links for 12/31/15

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The gigantic sand dunes in Cronulla, Sydney – close to the so-called birthplace of modern Australia – date back to mesolithic times. But over the past century they have been steadily encroached upon by human activity

Source: Cronulla sand dunes: the 15,000-year-old landscape that greed destroyed – in pictures | Australia news | The Guardian


 

As sea levels rise and streets begin to flood, South Florida confronts a bleak future.

Source: Miami is Flooding – The New Yorker


 

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Links for 12/28/15

Global Corporations are dictating the Canadian Federal Government to demolish treaties and then assimilate first nation’s people into urban cities.

Source: Sacred Spirit of Water – Top Documentary Films


 

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Previously we’ve posted pictures of abandoned,unwanted and battered Futuro houses in Taiwan. So now it’s time to show the prefabricated homes at the start of their journey, when they were a new, fresh and exciting idea for the future. The Futuro was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, he designed the UFO style houses in 1968 to be used as ski-cabins and Summer holiday homes.  The sixties were an optimistic time, and [&hellip

Source: The Futuro House – A Home For Tomorrow – Voices of East Anglia


 

Report: All Major Oil Companies Knew of Climate Change by 1970s

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Links for 12/25/15

Source: The Astronauts – Surfin’ The Rockies | Rock n Roll Reviews and Trivia


 

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A vegetarian diet does not necessarily have a low impact on the environment

Source: Lettuce Produces More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Per Calorie Than Bacon Does – Scientific American


 

Back to the Mod revival of 1979 and the film Steppin Out. See the Mods on the streets of London including a young Mick Talbot from The Style Councill

Source: London Mods – Steppin Out in Seventy Nine – Voices of East Anglia

Links for 12/21/15

The Internet is a diverse ecosystem of private and public stakeholders. By excluding a large sector of communities—like security researchers, artists, libraries, and user rights groups—trade negotiators skewed the priorities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards major tech companies and copyright industries that have a strong interest in maintaining and expanding their monopolies of digital services and content.

Source: How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation


 

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Financial specialists making carbon investment risk real today in the capital market

Source: Library | Carbon Tracker Initiative

Links for 12/20/15

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Raising the bar for municipalities across the country, San Diego has adopted one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions.

Source: San Diego adopts an ambitious, and legally binding, plan to cut emissions


 

Widespread human trafficking is a big part of why Thailand is now one the world’s biggest shrimp providers, an Associated Press investigative series details.

Source: That shrimp you’re eating may have been peeled and packed by slaves


 

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