Links for 7/5/16

Vogue’s 21st Century Man (1939)


Tiki Joint Super Power Gets Its Origin Story in Crown Heights


This bijou coastal retreat on stilts owes a debt to wartime sea forts

Source: Redshank beach house review – in deepest Essex, cork tiles are back | Art and design | The Guardian


Most cities are indigenous, insofar as they are built on the lands of dispossessed first peoples. Paul Daley, Guardian Australia’s leading voice on Indigenous history, explores whether a city’s ‘indigeneity’ is just a matter of population – or if culture and equality count just as much

Source: Which is the worlds most indigenous city? | Cities | The Guardian

Links for 3/20/16

1958 Grazioso/Futurama Electric Guitar




Source: vintage everyday: Picnic at Huntington Beach, California, 1937


On Saturday, NASA dropped a bombshell of a climate report. February 2016 has soared past all rivals as the warmest seasonally adjusted month in more than a century of global recordkeeping. The previous record was set just last month. Perhaps even more remarkable is that February 2015 crushed the previous February record–set in 1998 during the peak atmospheric influence of the 1997-98 “super” El Niño that’s comparable in strength to the current one–by a massive 0.47°C (0.85°F). Although the science of attributing extreme weather events to a warming climate is still evolving, February 2016 gave us a number of extreme weather events that were made more probable by a warmer climate.

Source: February Smashes Earth’s All-Time Global Heat Record by a Jaw-Dropping Margin | Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog


How far would you go to rescue the remains of a bygone world you’ve loved since you were a kid? Peter Knego went to Alang, India, and then did it again and again, to save what he could of the…

Source: A Life at sea, on land



Links for 11/23/15

The World’s First Utility-Scale Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage System. Located off Toronto Island, Canada, Hydrostor converts electricity into air and stores it underwater. When electricity is needed, the process is reversed, sending electricity back to the grid.

Source: Hydrostor


Crab invasions, tropical visitors, and massive marine die-offs. What’s going on in the Pacific?

Source: Starved by the Sea?


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Tracing Raymond Chandler’s early days in L.A.

Source: Looking for Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles : Longreads Blog

Links for 7/20/14

An Appreciation of the Magical Waters of Mozambique

Google Experiments With Mapping Climate Change

Bees and Colony Collapse

Chris Burkard – The End’s of the Earth

How Morro Bay went from a national disaster to a sustainable success story

Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

Administration OKs Super Noisy Airguns in Opening up Atlantic Coast to Oil Exploration

Stephen McParland’s Surf Music History Books Now Digitally Available Online

Links for 12/19/13

We know who’s profiting from emissions – let’s bill them

Iceland’s vanishing ice

We’re Looking at the End of Humanity — And It Might Happen Sooner Than You Think

Documenting the Swift Change – Wrought by Global Warming: e360 Gallery

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

This year make a powerful New Years resolution – pledge to Stand Up For The Pacific Islands – 350

Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Twice as Much Methane Escaping Arctic Seafloor

Palos Verde Cove in the 1930s

Surfbreak Protection Society Takes Kiwi Enviro Issues To Court

Peru Signs Historic Law To Protect Surf Breaks