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The European Commission published yesterday its roadmap setting out its objectives on the issue of plastics. In particular, it intends to reduce “the leakage of plastics into the environment”. Unfortunately, if we welcome the intention, we can only be critical of the solutions proposed.
Polynesian ingenuity studied
Eight million tonnes of waste plastic ends up in the sea each year. Fish eat it – and then we do. How bad is it for us?
A swell so heavy even the most experienced guys out there were exercising extreme caution. – Magicseaweed.com
Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists
An international trade deal being negotiated in secret is a “turbo-charged privatisation pact” that poses a threat to democratic sovereignty and “the very concept of public services”, campaigners have warned.
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
The Portuguese government has authorized some companies to prospect for oil & gas in Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal
Source: Keepers of the Coast – Offshore oil and gaz drilling projects in Portugal
How New Yorker Sy Devore became Hollywood’s swankiest tailor
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Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Silicon Valley father of four Damon McMillan has just put the finishing touches to his Seacharger boat and plans to set it off on a solo trip from the Californian coast down to Hawaii on May 30. The craft is designed to cut through the waves using only a motor powered by solar panels.
Grass in the park at the center of San Francisco gentrification debate is now for rent
Long-range forecast predicts generally upward temperature trend, possibly interrupted by La Niña event in 2017
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. repeatedly lied to the public and its shareholders about the risk to its business from climate change — and whether such actions could amount to securities fraud and violations of environmental laws.
Millions of people around the world live in “energy poverty,” including 15-year-old Hannah Herbst’s pen pal in Ethiopia.
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
…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.
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
German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides a speed run display on a massive wave at Praia do Norté in Portugal on Tuesday
I wonder what their fossil fuel overlords make of this:
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Hollingsworth Hound infiltrates a meeting of climatologists, and learns the TRUTH!
The best Goldfinger (1964) The gold standard1 for themes. Sweeping, sultry and backed by urgent jazz orchestra horns and quotes from the iconic Bond theme. This John Barry song is not just a Bond theme it is the Bond theme. It defines an entire genre. Its close association with the film and Dame Shirley Bassey’s iconic performance has kept it from becoming a standard, but it’s among the great movie songs of all time. It also casts a long enough shadow that attempts to match it have led to a string of dreary copies and retreads. Dr. No (1962) It’s borderline cheating to rank this one. In a literal sense this is just the Bond theme everyone knows and has heard dozens of times. Duh duh duh-duh, da da duh – the seven notes that denote Bond told with blaring horns and guitar jangle. Is this song venerable because it’s great or great because it’s venerable?