Links for 8/29/16

Ten Clear Signs Our Climate Is Changing | Climate Reality


 

A California biotech company receives funding to commercialise algae-based prawns, in an attempt to get people switching to more sustainable diets

Source: Synthetic prawns: a bid to make ‘seafood’ that’s sustainable and slavery-free | Environment | The Guardian


 

Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University

Source: Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest | Science | The Guardian


 

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why

Source: Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America’s largest city vanish? | Cities | The Guardian


 

Sound Explosion! Inside LA’s Sound Factory With The Wrecking Crew by . For Wreck-heads everywhere. Record Collector is the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable records

Source: Sound Explosion! Inside LA’s Sound Factory With The Wrecking Crew – Record Collector Magazine


 

Source: Mory Madness: An Obsession – Electric Deer Guitarworks

Links for 8/27/16

A pair of First Nations are using a monumental 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decisions as legal precedent in their protest against major fish farms on Vancouver Island.

Source: How a historic court decision is driving a new wave of First Nations protests


 

Drinks that fell out of fashion as the epitome of kitsch are being revived as joyfully composed craft cocktails.

Source: Tiki’s Comeback


 

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering th

Source: Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant?The Asahi Shimbun


 

Source: Obsession | Jackson Foundation Gallery

Links for 6/11/16

Skate legend Tommy Guerrero was one of the biggest names in skateboarding in the 1980’s. As one of the Bones Brigade, Powell Peralta’s famous skate team, Guerrero would go on to head up…

Source: Skateboards and Guitar Chords: Tommy Guerrero Reflects on a life of Skating and Music Making | blurredvisionary


 

Visit the post for more.

Source: Individually-shrinkwrapped potatoes are why we must destroy capitalism / Boing Boing


 

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A Walk in the Dead Woods


 

Star Trek: The Next Generation beachwear

Source: Star Trek: The Next Generation beachwear


 

Algal bloom ‘of biblical proportions’ has led to protests and health emergency as concerns raised over dumping of rotting salmon in ocean

Source: Toxic ‘red tide’ in Chile prompts investigation of salmon farming | World news | The Guardian

Links for 4/26/16

Enter surfing’s secret garden and get ready for the ride of your life

Source: Enter surfing’s secret garden and get ready for the ride of your life | Richard Williams | Sport | The Guardian


 

Introducing the Bahne Bamboo Tiki Longboard. This is a top of the line 44″ (111.76cm) classic longboard cruiser featuring a multi-ply hard wood maple & beautiful artisan Bamboo deck, rugged aluminum trucks & durable 70mm PU wheels.

Source: Bahne – Bamboo Tiki 44″ Longboard – Bahne Skateboards


 

Authorities are investigating whether pollution is to blame for a spate of mysterious mass fish deaths along the country’s central coast

Source: Vietnam investigates mass fish deaths


 

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Links for 4/13/16

Photographs show insight into a dying 1,000-year-old tradition. Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, men fish without the aid of a rod, hook or bait, instead using a method which was first practised in 960AD

Source: Dying art of Chinese cormorant fishing – in pictures


 

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A new study published in Nature suggests that the key to fighting climate change could be under our feet.

Source: Treating Soil A Little Differently Could Help It Store A Huge Amount Of Carbon | ThinkProgress


 

A new solar cell prototype developed by a team of scientists in Qingdao, China may change the way we use solar panels in the not so distant future. Solar panel technology has changed the way many people bring energy into their homes, but this type of technology has always posed one concern: panels cannot output […]

Source: Future Solar Panels Will Generate Energy From Raindrops –


 

The 1960s-style Berlinetta is an all-new sports car

Source: Retro To Go: The 1960s-style Berlinetta is an all-new sports car


 

Last month was the hottest March on record. The Arctic was literally was off-the-charts warm as its been all winter, which led to a record for the lowest maximum sea ice extent ever observed.

Source: Last Month Was The Hottest March In The Global Satellite Record, And The Arctic Is Still Sizzling


 

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to give Nestle a five-year permit for bottled water operations in the San Bernardino Mountains.But the permit won’t be issued until a National Environmental Policy Act study is completed and the Fores

Source: New permit proposed for Nestle water extraction in San Bernardino mountains


 

This “olden style” rendition of the New Order classic Blue Monday uses only instruments available in the 1930s. Performed by Orkestra Obsolete, it features a theremin, a musical saw, a …

Source: Blue Monday performed with obsolete instruments

Links for 2/6/16

This winter’s freezing season in the Arctic is falling short. The extent of Arctic sea ice this week is hovering near record-low values for early February, based on observations that extend back to the start of satellite monitoring in 1979. Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) shows that last month had the lowest overall Arctic sea ice extent of any January in the satellite record. Hand in hand with the skimpy ice cover, temperatures across the Arctic have been extraordinarily warm for midwinter, also setting January records.

Source: Absurd January Warmth in Arctic Brings Record-Low Sea Ice Extent | Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog


 

Source: Bodysurf Skills Required


 

Los Angeles’ fast-food stands are an iconic part of California’s tradition of car-oriented architecture. But as the city rapidly transforms, the hamburger stands are being erased from the urban landscape

Source: The disappearing roadside hamburger stands of downtown Los Angeles | Cities | The Guardian


 

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Tiki cocktails are making a comeback, but where and when did the trend take root? We take a brief look at the history of tiki cocktails and bars in the U.S.

Source: Tiki Cocktails: Then and Now – KegWorks Blog

Links for 2/1/16

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Source: We have Pat Boone to thank for the most psychotic and deranged rockabilly record of all time! | Dangerous Minds


 

Hackney Brewery and food waste charity Feedback link up to launch quality pale ale that’s made from surplus loaves of bread

Source: Raise a Toast and help tackle the problem of food waste


 

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Brant from Climate Truth writes, “A fishing boat captain, a restaurateur, and a Cuban refugee being displaced by rising seas in South Florida are setting off for New Hampshire next week to ha…

Source: Watch: Florida climate survivors travel to New Hampshire to confront Marco Rubio / Boing Boing


 

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Tiki cocktails are making a comeback, but where and when did the trend take root? We take a brief look at the history of tiki cocktails and bars in the U.S.

Source: Tiki Cocktails: Then and Now – KegWorks Blog

Links for 1/22/16

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Source: AL ZMAN SAIB | Habibi Funk Records


 

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Vultures wearing GoPros are patrolling Lima’s skies for polluters—and saving the city from itself

Source: From Zero to Hero


 

Scientists find that the world’s oceans are storing vastly more heat than before.

Source: This is where 90 percent of global warming is going – The Washington Post


 

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Source: Holy shit: Scarfolk TV is coming | Dangerous Minds


 

The Beatles’ Revolution 9 brought experimental music to a global audience, but their radio soundworld wouldn’t have been possible without Stockhausen’s ‘music of the whole world’

Source: Crackle goes pop: how Stockhausen seduced the Beatles

Links for 1/18/16

Seismologists’ warnings about hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal divide residents, politicians and companies in Colorado and Oklahoma, while temblors increase around the region

Source: Fracking shakes the American west: ‘a millennium’s worth of earthquakes’ | Environment | The Guardian


 

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Improvements in the travel industry are helping us all to be greener globetrotters, writes Lucy Siegle

Source: The eco guide to booking a holiday | Lucy Siegle


 

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Responding to overwhelming consumer demand to be kept in the dark about where meat comes from, the government has relaxed the relevant labeling requirements. After more than a decade of wrangling, …

Source: They don’t have to tell you where meat comes from anymore


 

TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings

Source: Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature

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