Mentawai Indonesia palm oil

Trouble in Paradise – Mentawai, Indonesia

We posted this video by Matt Hannon on our Facebook earlier in the week, about oil companies capitalizing on indigenous lands in Indonesia, at the expense of the tribal people who live there. Based on the response we saw, we thought you’d appreciate some more information. When asked why Hannon decided to take on this… Read More


Liam O'Gallagher snowboarding photography

Auditorium with Liam O’Gallagher

We’re coming to the end of winter here but it’s never too late to marvel at some stellar snowboarding. Photographer and filmmaker Liam O’Gallagher shares some of his shots from what he says was the “best winter yet” up in Bellingham, Washington. These pictures make a fair case for that argument.  To see more from… Read More


Longboarding in Spain 2

Longboarding in Spain

Longboarding is relatively new for Spain, and local filmmaker Jan Latussek says the scene that has evolved in recent years is as diverse as the cuisine and the people of the different Spanish regions. He’s started an online community, The Wavepeople, to gather all that diversity into one place, so Spanish longboarders and those just… Read More


Fukushima nuclear radiation

Monitoring Radiation Levels in the Wake of Fukushima

In the wake of March 2011’s deadly earthquake/tsunami, the disastrous leakage at the Daiichi nuclear plant has raised lots of questions about radiation contamination and health concerns.


surf fiction

Surf Fiction: The Natural

This week’s Surf Fiction comes from Ben Douglas of The Cachalot blog. That whole site consists of stories like this, brief little explorations of various aspects of surf life through the eyes of different narrators. This one is a sweet little walk down surf-memory lane, exploring the sometimes difficult territory of sharing the surf with… Read More