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The Hidden Toll of Walmart Amazon, and Ikea's Shipping Addiction

The Hidden Toll of Walmart Amazon, and Ikea's Shipping Addiction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new report tracks just how much shipping-related emissions retailers like Walmart, Ikea, Amazon, and Target are responsible for.
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Beer giant Corona launches the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ tournament

Beer giant Corona launches the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ tournament | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Beer giant Corona has launched the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ tournament – paying fishermen in Mexico to retrieve plastic waste from the ocean.
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With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy

With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But there are some big “ifs.”
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IBM Announces 21 Environmental Sustainability Goals

IBM Announces 21 Environmental Sustainability Goals | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In its just released annual Environmental Report, IBM has announced an updated set of 21 environmental sustainability goals. The pledges support or complement the company’s current commitment to reach net zero GHG emissions by 2030.
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Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest

Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The administration will end large-scale logging of old-growth trees in “America’s Amazon" as part of its effort to fight global climate change.
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Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year
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Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times

Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.
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1 Billion Sea Creatures Cooked To Death In Canada In Record Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

1 Billion Sea Creatures Cooked To Death In Canada In Record Pacific Northwest Heat Wave | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“If we don’t like it, then we need to work harder to reduce emissions,” warned the University of British Columbia scientist who calculated the massive toll.
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Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long read: The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom
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Can We Trust Corporations To Deal With Their Own Waste?

Can We Trust Corporations To Deal With Their Own Waste? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A federal bill that includes "extended producer responsibility" for waste is dividing environmentalists and renewing questions about corporate support.
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Drones are helping to clean up the world's plastic pollution

Drones are helping to clean up the world's plastic pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UK startup Ellipsis Earth is using drones and computer software to map trash around the world.
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"Barbie Loves the Ocean" dolls are made of recycled plastic

"Barbie Loves the Ocean" dolls are made of recycled plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But the vast majority of Barbie products are still made with virgin plastic.
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The Coca-Cola Company And The Ocean Cleanup Join Forces To Clean Up 15 Of The World’s Most Polluting Rivers Of Plastic Waste

The Coca-Cola Company And The Ocean Cleanup Join Forces To Clean Up 15 Of The World’s Most Polluting Rivers Of Plastic Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Coca Cola Company and The Ocean Clean-Up project have announced they will be collaborating on a ground-breaking partnership to clean up some of the world’s worst polluting rivers - and collect plastic waste which can be recycled to make new bottles.
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Your Clothes Create More Plastic Waste than Plates or Straws | Opinion

Your Clothes Create More Plastic Waste than Plates or Straws | Opinion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Across the globe, roughly 92 million tons of textile waste is either burned or landfilled. This volume is equivalent to filling the Great Pyramid of Giza over 16 times.
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Lululemon Bets on Fabric Made from Recycled Emissions

Lululemon Bets on Fabric Made from Recycled Emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The athleisure giant Lululemon recently announced that it will partner with LanzaTech to develop yarn and textiles made out of recycled carbon emissions.
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Trillions of dollars spent on Covid recovery in ways that harm environment | Economics | The Guardian

Trillions of dollars spent on Covid recovery in ways that harm environment | Economics | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Only 10% of $17tn global bailout directed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and restoring nature, report finds
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Clean Energy Standard Could Help Decarbonize US Power Sector

Clean Energy Standard Could Help Decarbonize US Power Sector | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Biden administration says in order to reduce emissions from the electricity sector, it needs to tell power companies “where they need to go.”
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Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy

Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced new plans for how it purchases renewable energy, which will require changes to the electricity grids to which it connects.
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Partners turn carbon emissions into fabric | Materials & Production News | News

Partners turn carbon emissions into fabric | Materials & Production News | News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Partners turn carbon emissions into fabric
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The lurking threat to solar power’s growth

The lurking threat to solar power’s growth | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plummeting sunny day solar prices are undermining the economic case to build more solar farms – and putting climate goals at risk.
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Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Corporations and nations are touting plans to suck greenhouse gases out of the air. But the crucial priority this decade is slashing emissions.
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How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA

How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Pesticide manufacturers that have long dodged regulation by the EPA now face billions in damages for causing cancer, brain damage, and Parkinson’s disease.
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What it will take to achieve affordable carbon removal

What it will take to achieve affordable carbon removal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Another big direct-air capture plant is moving ahead, but a new study finds we may need to build many more before the economics start to make sense.
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Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.
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Newsom Eyes Floating Wind Farms Off California Coast

Newsom Eyes Floating Wind Farms Off California Coast | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Environmental groups support the projects, as long as they're done responsibly for biodiversity.
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