Links for 1/4/17

The use of valuable agricultural resources for the production of snacks and sodas means less fertile land and clean water is available to grow nutritious food for local communities.

Source: This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Control All the World’s Brands


 

An obscure 30-year-old treaty has landed thousands of Micronesians in poverty and homelessness in Hawaii.

Source: America’s Real Migrant Crisis Is the One You’ve Never Heard Of | Mother Jones


 

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted

Source: Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe | World news | The Guardian


 

Solar power becoming world’s cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say


 

There’s more in common between indigenous and board culture than you might think.

Source: New Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit fuses indigenous, skateboarding culture | Metro Winnipeg


 

Study shows down-the-drain disposal is not a major source of pharmaceutical pollution

Quelle: Drugs in the Water? Don’t Blame the Students | Lab Manager

Links for 12/26/16

Incoming president Donald Trump’s climate change denial has environmentalists worried. But California is proving that local efforts can achieve real progress – independent of Washington.

Source: California to trump federal plans with local climate action


 

Ten years of effort finally paid off for Las Vegas. The city government has gone entirely green, and 200 more cities want to do the same.

Source: Las Vegas’s city government is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and more cities will follow


 

Source: In 1906, He Snaps A Quick Photo. What He Captures? Chilling…


 

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.

Source: Finding North America’s lost medieval city


 

Impact of dams on climate change has been underestimated, researchers warn, as rotting vegetation creates 25% more methane than previously thought

Source: Hydroelectric dams emit a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, study finds | Global development | The Guardian


 

Tesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy.

Source: Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels


 

link

Links for 12/18/16

The best guitar necks are made of mahogany, and the most sustainable guitar companies are finding innovative ways to source the wood without destroying its stock.

Source: Building a Sustainable Guitar: Mahogany | World Resources Institute


 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Source: Latin America Green News: 12/2 – 12/15 | NRDC


 

link

Video: Basque Beachbreak
Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as they do away with diesel generators

Source: South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power | Environment | The Guardian


 

100% Skateboarding Magazine, including longboarding. “The ride is the reward”

Source: Concrete Wave Magazine


 

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama Friday requesting he intervene to protect Native Americans peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Quelle: Sanders Calls on President to Intervene in Dakota Access Pipeline Dispute – Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. “In the surf at Asbury Park.” Having a wonderful time; wish we were still here. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.

Quelle: Landing Party: 1905 | Shorpy Historic Picture Archive


 

link

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the ability of countries to control polluting and extractive industries, says Ben Lilliston

Source: TPP Will Effectively Kill Climate Treaties

Links for 6/3/16

You Know You Should Use Sunscreen. But Are You Using It Right?

Fort McMurray and the Fires of Climate Change

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

Melting ice sheets changing the way the Earth wobbles on its axis, says Nasa

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

Everything You Should Know About Sound

The Case For Optimism On Climate Change

Pickled Onions Are the Perfect DIY Gift for the Cocktail Lover in Your Life

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


 

link


 

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 2/13/15

12 Amazing Vintage Photographs of New Zealand Landscapes in the 1880s

Kowloon Walled City was the densest—and most interesting?—place on Earth

Solar-charging battery for USB devices with massive 20000mAh

Australia Failing to Protect Great Barrier Reef, Report Says

Fiddling with global warming conspiracy theories while Rome burns

NASA Wallops concerned with potential offshore drilling

NOAA Survey Reveals Scarred Seafloor of Gulf of Maine

Surfrider Réunion

Can Coral Reefs Make a Comeback?…Only With Our Help

Has California’s Fracking Boom Already Gone Bust?

Links for 12/14/14

Dubai Shatters Solar Price Records Worldwide — Lowest Ever!