Links for 6/13/16

China plans undersea lab, 3km down / Boing Boing


 

Eigentlich soll Palmöl im Kraftstoff das Klima schützen. Nach Ansicht von Umweltschützern ist das Gegenteil der Fall.

Source: Biokraftstoffe: Europa giert nach Palmöl – SPIEGEL ONLINE


 

Dwindling of Arctic’s oldest ice since 1990


 

Six more islands have large swaths of land, and villages, washed into sea as a result of ‘dramatic impact of climate change’ on the Solomon Islands

Source: Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits

Links for 4/16/16

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Findings published on Tuesday are likely to replay a debate among climate scientists that started when a draft version of the paper came out last year.

Source: Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries


 

The US coast guard spotted castaways stranded on remote island near Micronesia three days after their boat capsized in south Pacific ocean

Source: Three men rescued off deserted island after spelling ‘help’ with palm leaves


 

Eden Ahbez – 14 rare/unreleased recordings – Hippie #1 – Fully annotated, with never before seen pictures. Guest appearances by Paul Horn and Eartha Kitt

Source: Eden Ahbez – Wild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez


 

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jai…

Source: The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution — invironment — Medium

Links for 4/6/16

Water bottle made of algae by Ari Jansson from Iceland – Ambalaj


 

Migrant workers dumped on islands after being abandoned by boat captains when Indonesia banned foreign fishing

Source: 4,000 foreign fishermen stranded on remote Indonesian islands


 

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We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?

Source: Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever


 

Despite regular coastal cleanups around the world, the problem of ocean garbage continues. Now, two Australians say they’ve found the solution

Source: Brain wave: the surfers who made a trashcan for the ocean | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 12/4/15

Marshall Islands fights for climate action in Paris as sea level rise swallows the island nation

Source: Marshall Islands push for climate action in Paris


 

Explosion killed 11 workers, spewed 134 million gallons of oil, and fouled the coastline.

Source: Manslaughter charges dropped in BP spill case—nobody from BP will go to prison


 

The fate of 70 million people rests on the Mekong river. With crucial UN climate talks in Paris next week, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway and meets people affected by climate change, dams, deforestation and urbanisation

Source: The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis


 

This [NSFW] 1968 anti-war animated film by Disney legend Ward Kimball is as timely as ever

Source: This [NSFW] 1968 anti-war animated film by Disney legend Ward Kimball is as timely as ever / Boing Boing

Links for 12/2/15

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Opponents of $250m project on island Barbuda say the government is trampling on citizens’ rights by approving project under new celebrity-incentive law

Source: Robert De Niro’s plan for Caribbean mega-resort opposed by island residents


 

Bruce’s Beach and the Inkwell served as sites of leisure, agency, community, and controversy, and demonstrate the complex racial history of the Golden State.

Source: Fighting for Leisure: African Americans, Beaches, and Civil Rights in Early 20th Century L.A.


 

Come explore these corals in 3D (no SCUBA certification required)

Source: Corals, Now Playing in 3D

Links for 11/18/15

In June 1943, L.A. witnessed some of its most surreal scenes of street violence: sailors coursing through the city streets in their Navy uniforms, carrying sticks and targeting anyone wearing a zoot suit.

Source: Los Angeles’ 1943 War on the Zoot Suit


 

Source: 25% of people shot to death by LA police were unarmed. No cops were prosecuted.


 

Die afrikanische Inselgruppe Sansibar ist stark vom Tourismus geprägt. Auf der einen Seite ist das gut so, weil die Besucher aus aller Welt viel Geld dort lassen. Auf der anderen Seite wird der Müll, den die Touristen auf dem Archipel im Atlantik lassen, z

Source: Bottle Up will das Glasmüll-Problem in Sansibar lösen


 

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There’s a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.

Source: The countries that don’t exist

Links for 11/9/15

Millions of people around the world live in “energy poverty,” including 15-year-old Hannah Herbst’s pen pal in Ethiopia.

Source: This Ninth Grader Invented A Device That Harvests Power From Ocean Waves


 

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story

Source: Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months


 

…an area roughly the size of Maryland—drifted into the Caribbean. So much of this floating brown algae has been washing ashore that beaches are positively blanketed in stinky, rotting piles that are more than a few feet deep.

Source: Formerly pristine Caribbean beaches are blanketed in stinky, rotting piles of seaweed


 

George Orwell thought they were ‘sex maniacs’. They thought they were spiritual samurai, rebuilding Britain after the Great War. With their magical rituals, outdoor living and utopian vision, they are the most fascinating of forgotten youth movements – and their ideas still resonate

Source: The other KKK: how the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift tried to craft a new world | Art and design | The Guardian


 

German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides a speed run display on a massive wave at Praia do Norté in Portugal on Tuesday

Source: German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides huge wave in Portugal – video | Sport | The Guardian

Links for 11/6/15

A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature

Source: Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian


 

Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation

Source: Bolivia enshrines natural world’s rights with equal status for Mother Earth


 

‘Unless the world acts decisively in coming weeks, the Pacific as we know it is doomed,’ says Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama

Source: Pacific islands make last-ditch plea to world before Paris climate change talks | Environment | The Guardian


 

Come for the shipwrecks, stay for the ecological treasures

Source: Come for the shipwrecks, stay for the ecological treasures


 

Source: Which Presidential candidates are climate change deniers? / Boing Boing


 

The Food / Beverage community provides an interactive environment to share breaking news and product information for professionals in pre-clinical drug development.

Source: Food / Beverage – The Online Scientific Community – News

Links for 10/27/15

Back in the 1990’s, Exxon was publicly taking the position that the scientific research on global warming was contradictory and too sketchy to act upon. But, at the same time, its own researchers were quietly incorporating some of those scientific conclusions into the company’s operational forecasts.

Source: What Exxon knew about the Earth’s melting Arctic


 


 

Source: Magicseaweed.com


 

“Borneo from Below” brings dazzling footage of the life aquatic in the South China Sea

Source: “Borneo from Below” brings dazzling footage of the life aquatic in the South China Sea


 

Over the past 40 years, we have killed off 50% of marine life through overfishing, habitat destruction and climate change. But the international spotlight and a change in policy mean things are looking up

Source: The eco guide to the ocean | Lucy Siegle | Environment | The Guardian


 

Coalition of Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tokelau ask wealthy nations to help their people migrate and find work if they have to flee because of rising sea levels

Source: Pacific nations beg for help for islanders when ‘calamity’ of climate change hits | Environment | The Guardian