Links for 9/14/19

In 1868 a Scottish castaway had to make a new life among the people of the Solomon Islands


 

Volkswagen is electrifying classic VW Beetles


 

Time Capsule: The cranking Haleiwa section from High On a Cool Wave


 

The Archivist: You Crazy Diamonds


 

Weather-related events are estimated to displace 143 million people by 2050 – but rising seas are already threatening tiny tropical nations. Can anything be done to help them?


 

Submissions are still open, and here’s the latest news from NSFF


 

Amazon fires: Bolsonaro actively trying to devastate rainforest, leaked documents show


 

The Climate Trail is a Free multi-platform game about climate refugees fleeing ever worsening conditions after inaction on climate has rendered much of the USA (and the world) uninhabitable. The game combines the adventure and play of the journey north with visual novel elements where characters reveal how and why this climate apocalypse unfolded.


 

The best street performance, ever! No competition…

Links for 5/3/19

The natural world can help save us from climate catastrophe


 

How to Experience Tiki Cuture in San Francisco


 

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

exhibition, May 5, 2019 – October 27, 2019 


 

Greta Thunberg is right – only a general strike will force action on climate change


 

“Isolated” Follows Surfers As They Encounter Untold Human Rights Atrocities In West Papua

Surfers get “Isolated” in West Papua

‘It opened my eyes’: The Indonesian woman fighting for West Papuan independence


 

The Mysterious Menehune of Hawai’i


 

Marine plastic pollution costs the world up to $2.5tn a year, researchers find


 

Going Native: 1890


 

The Chinese were white – until white men called them yellow


 

‘We cannot swim, we cannot eat’: Solomon Islands struggle with nation’s worst oil spill


 

We Grew Up in Case Study House #22


 

Marika Rökk, Finale “Ich warte auf Dich”

Links for 1/5/17

The debate over the so-called global warming ‘pause’ just got reopened.

Source: NOAA challenged the global warming ‘pause.’ Now new research says the agency was right – The Washington Post


 

Honey Skateboards


 

Source: Drinking Your Way Through ‘The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book’


 

Handmade models of classic midcentury Palm Springs houses.

Source: Palm Springs midcentury modern in miniature: Mini City by McKean Studio | Retro to Go


 

Melanesians may carry genetic evidence of a previously unknown extinct human relative.

Quelle: DNA data offer evidence of unknown extinct human relative | Science News

Links for 12/11/16

Companies and individuals have a duty to recycle everything possible and to create and use more sustainable packaging

Source: Modern life is rubbish: we dont need all this packaging | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian


 

After many young people fled in the face of worsening droughts, tropical storms, coral bleaching, coastal inundation and flooding, some are choosing to return

Source: Despite climate change exodus, some Marshall Islanders head back home | World news | The Guardian


 

Video: Band of Frequencies – Men of Wood & Foam

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Source: Santa Monica’s lost Googie diner may reopen


 

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Links for 10/4/16

Those who settled on the archipelago 3,000 years ago – and Tonga shortly after – travelled from farther away than previously believed, scientists say

Source: DNA shows first inhabitants of Vanuatu came from Philippines and Taiwan | World news | The Guardian


 

A group of tribal members, citizens from the Columbia River Gorge and throughout the state gathered on the Capitol steps today to support Anna Mae Leonard, a tribal member who launched a five-day fast to protest a planned give away of 118 million gallons a year of public water in the Columbia River Gorge to Nestlé Corporation. Leonard and her supporters called on Governor Kate Brown to demand that state agencies to stop the Nestlé water exchange.

Source: Tribal Member Fasts in Salem to Protest Gov. Brown’s Nestlé Policies


 

In Stuttgart absolvierte die Hy4 ihren Jungfernflug. Rein elektrisch schafft der Brennstoffzellenflieger bis zu 1500 Kilometer. Ganz ohne Abgase.

Source: Elektroflieger Hy4 – Erstes Passagierflugzeug mit Wasserstoffantrieb gestartet


 

Pre orders available now.  Shipped in the last week of November.  New Holland Publishers are coming out with this pictoral focused book in November. We helped them, extensively, with the image archives and some of the historical research. Bob McTavish wrote the foreword. It is 320 pages, hardbound and will be retailing for $55.  Mal Sutherland, John Pennings, Bob Weeks and Barrie Sutherland capture a very significant proportion of the 1960s surf culture in Australia. This book has hundreds of black and white images and documents the era from 1960, through the changes and includes chapters titled; – Surfing in the early 60s – The Malibu era – On the beach – Beach Fashion – Lifestyle – Surf Lifesaving – Competitions – Surfmobiles – The shortboard revolution – Pop culture -Favourite places *the images here are screenshots of 2 x double page spreads….ie 4

Source: Surfing in the 60s Book


 

Ukulele Basics For Beginners


 

Royalty, surf emissaries, and azure lineups in Tonga with Jeff Divine

Source: The Half-Century Files: The King and I | The Surfers Journal


 

The court’s new focus on land grabbing and environmental destruction could help put a dent in corporate impunity.

Source: CEOs Can Now Be Prosecuted Like War Criminals at the Hague


 

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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


 

Access information on more than 200,000 objects in Te Papa’s collections. Get up close to our collections through collected specimens and thousands of zoomable images.

Source: Topic: Jansen ‘Invader’ guitar | Te Papa’s Collections Online


 

One photographer/filmmaker, two views of a Tasmanian point wave

Source: Drone and Still Composite | The Surfers Journal

Links for 2/17/16

Chills and cross-steps along Montreal’s St. Lawrence River.

Source: Wave Stand Still | Surfer Magazine


 

At the end of January, Hamburg, the second biggest German city, introduced a new set of environmentally friendly recommendations through its “Guide for ecologically friendly supplying”.

Source: Hamburg, a green city – Surfrider


 

Source: Coral bleach impact – Fiji Times Online


 

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John Penlington reports on Australia’s surf culture, its impact on surf-lifesaving clubs and life in general.

Source: Surfing Story – 31 May 1964