Links for 10/13/16

The third in a series of international conferences focussed on invasive alien species (IAS) on islands, their impact and management.

Source: Island Invasives Conference, 2017


 

Military-style troops confronted Dakota Access water defenders recently, underscoring the common narrative U.S. tribes share with the world’s Indigenous Peoples.

Source: Standing Rock Joins the World’s Indigenous Fighting for Land and Life by Jenni Monet — YES! Magazine


 

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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


 

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Source: OSTRICH – Alternative Longboards


 

The Fukushima nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.

Source: Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse) | Zero Hedge


 

Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics

Source: ‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows | Environment | The Guardian


 

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered ‘windfarm’


 

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken

Source: The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age | Science | The Guardian


 

I was fortunate to meet up with Joe Davies during my recent trip to Jersey, Channel Islands. This is a short edit filmed during the few hours that the waves cooperated.

Sam Hanks

Source: Joe Davies / Jersey

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 9/17/16

This year is on track to be the third consecutive hottest year on record. Where does that heat go? The oceans, mostly.

Source: Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat


 

Former residents and environmental campaigners to launch a lawsuit against Pentagon’s plans to use the Marianas islands for bombing practice

Source: Pågan: the tropical paradise the US wants to turn into a war zone | World news | The Guardian


 

Latraac is a skate bowl and social space in a drug-infested area of Athens – part of a new wave of creative projects transforming the city’s fortunes.

Source: The architect building his own skate oasis in the ruins of the Greek crisis


 

teleSUR spoke with the lawyer coordinating legal advice and representation for protesters at the North Dakota camps.

Source: What You May Not Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline | Opinion | teleSUR English


 

WPRK Salutes “Love & Mercy” Film Release : WPRK FM : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive


 

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Source: His Knibs classic men’s style: Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1960s Casuals Stripe Tee

 

 

Links for 7/31/16

Researchers confirm that as yet unnamed whale previously sighted by Japanese fishermen was previously unknown to science

Source: New species of Pacific beaked whale confirmed | Environment | The Guardian


 

Rare trio of life size posters from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


 

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Gary Sanford Paxton passed away peacefully on the night of July 16th 2016, his wife Vicki Sue at his side. His friend Alec Palao recalls the life of the original rock’n’roll maverick.

Source: Ace Records


 

Pacific islands nations consider world’s first treaty to ban fossil fuels

Links for 6/15/16

Download this 100% free Summer Lines Icon EPS vector pack with icons of the beach, summer activities, clothes, food, weather and events.

Source: Summer Line Icon Pack Free Vector EPS Download | JUST™ Creative


 

California Primaries


 

Do you remember Bamboobee? The regrettably-named company first released a jig and bamboo tube set back in 2014, promising to make the DIY-minded bike lover into a bona fide bike builder. It featured a flat packing jig with a cool design, but I had reservations about the frame sizing, as

Source: Build A Bamboo Bike In Under 5 Hours


 

Its Official: US International Trade Commission Predicts Negligible Economic Benefits From TPP | Techdirt


 

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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 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


 

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Ben Wonder Trio | ANTIX COLLECTIVE


 

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

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 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