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India’s coastal villages map out disasters strategy | Sharada Balasubramanian | Climate News Network

India’s coastal villages map out disasters strategy | Sharada Balasubramanian | Climate News Network | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

It has been over a decade since the devastating tsunami struck southeast Asia, but the horrific memories remain as vivid as ever for people in the coastal villages of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Now, in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami and also two cyclones, local people are benefiting from the Indian government’s encouragement of international co-operation in helping vulnerable communities, and have produced a hazard map as a precaution against future disasters.

Vikas Shankar, from the fishing village of Sulerikattukuppam, remembers clearly the moment the tsunami struck.“I was engrossed in playing cricket when I saw water entering the village,” he says. “I thought it was just another day when the sea poured in. Then, suddenly, I saw my mother caught in a whirlpool and realised something was seriously wrong.”

His mother, Tilakavathy, survived the tsunami’s fury, but recalls: “I thought this was really the end of the world.”


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AG Healey sues 13 makers of toxic PFAS chemicals for contaminating Mass. water | WBUR News | WBUR.org

AG Healey sues 13 makers of toxic PFAS chemicals for contaminating Mass. water | WBUR News | WBUR.org | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Attorney General Maura Healey is suing 13 manufacturers of firefighting foam containing toxic PFAS compounds, also known as "forever chemicals."
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Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | Climate crisis | TheGuardian.com

Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | Climate crisis | TheGuardian.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up
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Climate Crisis and Bullshit Optimism | by Monica Lee | May, 2022 | Medium.com

Climate Crisis and Bullshit Optimism | by Monica Lee | May, 2022 | Medium.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
I suspect that this optimism prevails maybe because almost every mainstream article or discussion on the topic by a scientist ends with a message of hope that we can turn things around in time if we…
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A Carbon Dioxide Delivery Driver’s Journey to Expose Airgas | TheIntercept.com

A Carbon Dioxide Delivery Driver’s Journey to Expose Airgas | TheIntercept.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Whistleblower Cyrus Coron says the company put his safety — and integrity — at risk.
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First Movers Coalition announces investment at Davos | Protocol.com

First Movers Coalition announces investment at Davos | Protocol.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

A Big Tech coalition including Microsoft, Alphabet and Salesforce has said it’ll buy everything from green steel to carbon dioxide removal in an attempt to clean up the climate.

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Recycled tires make for roads that last twice as long in hot sunshine | NewAtlas.com

Recycled tires make for roads that last twice as long in hot sunshine | NewAtlas.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Roads always seem to be in need of repair, but changing up the recipe could help them last longer. Researchers in Australia have now shown yet another advantage of adding rubber from old tires to asphalt – extra Sun protection that could help roads last up to twice as long before cracking.
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Hot weather could be getting in the way of good sleep, a new study says | NPR.org

Hot weather could be getting in the way of good sleep, a new study says | NPR.org | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Scientists analyzed the correlation between sleep activity and hot nighttime temperatures. A lack of sleep is a risk factor for physical and mental health problems.
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Lithium Demand For EV Batteries Pushes Argentina Mining | Bloomberg.com

Lithium Demand For EV Batteries Pushes Argentina Mining | Bloomberg.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Looming shortage of lithium, key for electric vehicles, gives Argentina a chance to become a mining mecca.
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New treatment breaks down toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" in hours | NewAtlas.com

New treatment breaks down toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" in hours | NewAtlas.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Earning themselves the moniker of "forever chemicals" due to their ability to persist for a long time in the environment, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are increasingly being shown to pose serious risks to human health. In light of this improved awareness scientists are…
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EU and US want to make chips before China forces the issue | Protocol.com

EU and US want to make chips before China forces the issue | Protocol.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
The second annual Trade and Technology Council emphasized the centrality of semiconductor onshoring to U.S.-EU military objectives.
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UN Official Asks Rich Countries to Share Energy Tech on Dire Climate Report | Bloomberg.com

UN Official Asks Rich Countries to Share Energy Tech on Dire Climate Report | Bloomberg.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
The World Meteorological Organization’s new report catalogs new records for sea-level rise, ocean temperature, greenhouse gas concentrations and ocean acidification.
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Could Google’s Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight? | by Bill McKibben | NewYorker.com

Could Google’s Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight? | by Bill McKibben | NewYorker.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that the money Big Tech companies keep in the banking system can do more climate damage than the products they sell.
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Climate change sets a string of records, from atmosphere to the ocean | NewAtlas.com

Climate change sets a string of records, from atmosphere to the ocean | NewAtlas.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
As global warming continues its onward march there are key metrics scientists are watching closely to gauge the degree of change gripping our planet. The latest climate change report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shines the spotlight on some of these important markers, detailing…
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The debate over an outdated rule that's harming renewable energy in New England | WBUR News | WBUR.org

The debate over an outdated rule that's harming renewable energy in New England | WBUR News | WBUR.org | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
What to know about the MOPR, an obscure rule that critics say is harming renewable energy and raising electricity bills.
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Can wind turbines be completely recyclable? Vestas says yes | by FootPrint Coalition | Medium.com

Can wind turbines be completely recyclable? Vestas says yes | by FootPrint Coalition | Medium.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
One of the biggest arguments that naysayers make against the sustainability industry is that its renewable power production is built on the back of some pretty polluting industrial processes. Whether…
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How the Fossil Fuel Industry Took Advantage of Ukraine War | TheIntercept.com

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Took Advantage of Ukraine War | TheIntercept.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
The industry moved quickly to capture the narrative, going from disinformation blitz to policy wins within a matter of weeks.
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Why Was the Tonga Eruption So Massive? Scientists Have New Clues | WIRED.com

Why Was the Tonga Eruption So Massive? Scientists Have New Clues | WIRED.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Early theories suggested an underwater landslide caused a catastrophic mix of magma and seawater. Recent evidence reveals an explosion unlike anything studied before.
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ExxonMobil loses bid to dismiss AG Healey's climate change lawsuit | WBUR News | WBUR.org

ExxonMobil loses bid to dismiss AG Healey's climate change lawsuit | WBUR News | WBUR.org | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
The lawsuit filed in 2019 by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey alleges Exxon launched an effort, “reminiscent of the tobacco industry’s long denial campaign about the dangerous effects of cigarettes,” to deceive consumers and investors about climate change.
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As Energy Transition Nears, New Bill Creates an Economic Pathway for Fossil-Dependent Communities | DailyYonder.com

As Energy Transition Nears, New Bill Creates an Economic Pathway for Fossil-Dependent Communities | DailyYonder.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Michael Bennet, a U.S. Senator from Colorado, has recently introduced a bill designed to create investment in communities facing economic struggles from
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With food prices continuing to climb, UN warns of crippling global shortages | NPR.org

With food prices continuing to climb, UN warns of crippling global shortages | NPR.org | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Fears of a global food crisis are growing because of the shock of the war in Ukraine, climate change and rising inflation.
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Nuclear Fusion Is Already Facing a Fuel Crisis | WIRED.com

Nuclear Fusion Is Already Facing a Fuel Crisis | WIRED.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
It doesn’t even work yet, but nuclear fusion has encountered a shortage of tritium, the key fuel source for the most prominent experimental reactors.
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The Wetlands Are Drowning | WIRED.com

The Wetlands Are Drowning | WIRED.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
A long-term study of a marsh was meant to ask whether rising levels of CO2 could help wetlands thrive despite rising seas. The plants aren’t keeping up.
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Can a new concrete mixture help reduce the construction industry's carbon footprint? | NPR.org

Can a new concrete mixture help reduce the construction industry's carbon footprint? | NPR.org | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
A data center in DeKalb, Illinois, is the testing ground for a new sustainable concrete. Is this greenwashing or can new mixtures contribute to reducing the construction industry's carbon footprint?
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US pours $3.5 billion into direct air capture hubs for carbon removal | NewAtlas.com

US pours $3.5 billion into direct air capture hubs for carbon removal | NewAtlas.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

As part of its ambitions to move to a net-zero economy by 2050, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has been ramping up its plans to facilitate removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and drive down the cost of the technology required to do so. These efforts are set to receive a massive cash injection, with the Biden administration announcing US$3.5 billion in funding for a set of regional direct air capture hubs.

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This Is Where Dirty Old Cars Go to Die | WIRED.com

This Is Where Dirty Old Cars Go to Die | WIRED.com | @The Convergence of ICT, Climate Change & Distributed Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
The electric vehicle revolution is gathering speed—but what happens to all those polluting cars already on the road?
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