Surfrider Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series

Source: Surfrider Newport Chapter

March 10th – ‘Behind the Emerald Curtain’ with discussion led by Jason Gonzales from Oregon Wild and Paul Engelmeyer of the Portland Audubon Society. Check out the Preview.

March 24th – ‘Seeing the Forest’ with discussion led by Jason Gonzales from Oregon Wild and Paul Engelmeyer of the Portland Audubon Society.

April 7th – ‘Surfing Hollow Days’ The evening will be a celebration of the legacy of surfing as a representation of a healthy interaction with our coast. We will be hosting a presentation by local legends Scott and Sandy Blackman and their new book.

Links for 3/7/16



Unlike most people, the children of a Thailand tribe see with total clarity beneath the waves – how do they do it, and might their talent be learned?

Source: The ‘sea-nomad’ children who see like dolphins



THE TL;DR: “Bershukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend” is a new vinyl collection of Adnan Othman’s sixties psychedelic rock that was curated and produced by my brot…

Source: My brother produced a tribute LP of ’60s Malaysian psychededlic rock legend Adnan Othman, and you must hear it / Boing Boing


Oceania Theater


L.A. Art Show fetes the painter of sexy girls, hot rods and cartoon monsters

Source: A Lifetime Achievement Award for the Lowbrow Art of Robert Williams – Los Angeles Magazine

Links for 3/6/16





Cáceres, who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her opposition to one of Central America’s biggest hydropower projects, was shot at home

Source: Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist, murdered


Forget the spread of ticks and mosquitos. Climate change could be responsible for bigger bites by drawing poisonous snakes northward into a band along the U.S. and Canadian border, as well as southward into wide swaths of South America.

Source: Snakes’ Expanding Habitat Could Bring Their Venom to Surprising Places



Links for 3/2/16

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal to be signed in New Zealand this Thursday is a toxic deal that would give dangerous new powers to the fossil fuel industry and pose a serious harm to the climate, according to the global climate campaign

Source: Toxic Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Climate Disaster | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community


La música a gogo suena sin parar hasta el amanecer en Tijuana, sin importar que haya una pelea o que los meseros tengan que sacar arrastrando a un chico borracho y dejarlo en la banqueta.

Source: Los mods mexicanos están redefiniendo Tijuana | VICE | México


Source: Tricked out final rides: Vintage hearses from around the world | Dangerous Minds


Film-maker Angus Macqueen had extraordinary access to one of the last uncontacted indigenous peoples for his new documentary. Here he tells of the struggles they now face on the border of Brazil and Peru

Source: Why are the lost tribes now emerging from the Amazon?

Links for 3/1/16

The nation of Fiji is struggling to recover from the staggering blow Tropical Cyclone Winston delivered on February 20 when the mighty storm made landfall at Category 5 strength on multiple islands. The storm killed at least 42 people, making it the deadliest in Fiji history. The damage estimate of $468 million makes it the most expensive tropical cyclone in South Pacific history.

Source: Winstons Damage Highest in South Pacific History; Extreme February Warmth in Eurasia | Dr. Jeff Masters WunderBlog






By seeing which ecosystems are experiencing the most change at the plant level, scientists hope they will be able to make better predictions.

Source: Measuring the Planet’s Health in Vibrant Shades of Green


Bleaching events triggered by CO2 emissions will make oceans acidic and hostile for coral growth, new studies say

Source: Climate change will lead to deformed and virus-hit coral reefs | Environment | The Guardian