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Historic Legacies Affect Climate Change Survival In Caribbean
September 12, 2017 01:36 PM - University of Warwick

The legacies of empire have increased the vulnerability of Caribbean states to climate change, according to University of Warwick expert Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins.

Solar-Powered EV Charging Arrives in the San Joaquin Valley
May 25, 2017 09:23 AM - , Triple Pundit

Some coastal residents might describe Fowler, California, as the middle of nowhere. But it’s smack in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, a region critical for growing food for the rest of the state and much of the U.S. Like much of the Valley, this town of 5,500 people, located a 15-minute drive south of Fresno, struggles with terrible air quality. But a growing movement may soon change that.

In India, Bangalore's Water Crisis is an Omen for the Rest of the World
May 4, 2017 11:58 AM - Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

Bangalore (officially called Bangaluru) has become the enduring symbol of the economic transformation that makes India the envy of much of the developing and developed worlds. Its population and economy accelerated as just about every global information technology has set up operations in this city of 8.4 million people.

France Moves Forward with 17 GW of Clean Energy Investments
May 12, 2017 10:05 AM - Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

France is moving forward on renewables, as the European Commission has approved a plan for Europe’s second-largest economy to contribute another 17 gigawatts (GW) of clean power to its infrastructure. If this plan comes to fruition, France could almost double its combined current wind and solar power capacity.

And that decision dwarfs the Commission’s approval earlier this year of a request from France to add about 2.6 GW of renewables, mostly from solar and hydropower. Known during the postwar era for De Gaulle and nuclear, France is embarking on the path of Macron and renewables.

Pollution from Viscose Manufacturing Another Reality Check for the Fashion Industry
July 4, 2017 02:03 PM - Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

The cellulose-based synthetic fiber viscose is a popular fabric of choice for countless apparel companies, and is often touted as a sustainable material. But this textile, often sourced from wood pulp, has generated more than its fair share of controversy over the years. Some high-profile designers, notably Stella McCartney, have pledged to source material that can only be traced to responsibly managed forests; McCartney herself has striven to raise awareness about the links viscose has to deforestation and pollution.

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