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Race Is On to Clean Up Hydraulic Fracturing

Race Is On to Clean Up Hydraulic Fracturing | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Many entrepreneurs hope to profit from techniques that could clean up the huge amounts of water used in fracking, which could allay environmentalists' fears.
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Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share responsibility for managing waste.
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Losing the Lawn---With City's Help

Losing the Lawn---With City's Help | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One way the city of Los Angeles is trying to save water is by offering to pay to dig up the grass at private residences and replace it with native plants—at no cost to the homeowner.
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Designing Green with Robin Baron: Redecorate for the Holidays - EcoPlum!

Designing Green with Robin Baron: Redecorate for the Holidays - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
I have a mantra that decorating your home is like accessorizing yourself. You always need that little something to go with your outfits to make the look complete. The changing of the seasons is the time to switch out your home’s accessories.
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Post-Sandy, Dems push for climate change action

Post-Sandy, Dems push for climate change action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
After the storm, lawmakers assess the damage and push for reforms to prevent repeats in the future -- including tougher climate change laws...
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Burt’s Bees Launches Lip Balm Tube Recycling Program

Burt’s Bees Launches Lip Balm Tube Recycling Program | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Burt's Bees has partnered up with Preserve to encourage recycling of the #5 plastics commonly used in consumer goods packaging.
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New Report Finds Installed Cost of Solar Power Dropped Significantly

New Report Finds Installed Cost of Solar Power Dropped Significantly | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that the installed cost of solar power dropped significantly in 2011 compared to 2010.
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Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected

Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rather than being alarmist, the IPCC projections on sea level rise are less than what the latest satellite data shows is actually happening.
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Absolutely All Plastic Bags Banned in Delhi

Absolutely All Plastic Bags Banned in Delhi | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic bags were banned in the Indian capital of Delhi in 2009 and, as of this past month, the government has imposed a far more extensive ban, with new rules outlawing plastic wrappers on magazines and greeting cards.
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11/28/2012: BP Temporarily Suspended from New Contracts with the Federal Government

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Lawsuit takes Dole's sustainability claims to task

Lawsuit takes Dole's sustainability claims to task | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Law firm takes action against company claiming greenwashing of banana-growing practices.
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Carbon Permits Now For Sale in California

Carbon Permits Now For Sale in California | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CA held its first auction for carbon allowances last week - permits sold for $10.09 per tonne. So what does this mean for businesses?
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New Climate Change Study Contains More Bad News

New Climate Change Study Contains More Bad News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal.
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Microsoft Is Building A Poop-Powered Data Center

Microsoft Is Building A Poop-Powered Data Center | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
When you upload your data to a cloud service, it doesn’t go to some magical place in the sky. It goes to an energy-sucking data center.
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Japan's Idle Land Finds New Use as Solar Farms

Japan's Idle Land Finds New Use as Solar Farms | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Long-deserted land meant for industrial parks in Japan's rural areas is attracting investors taking advantage of new government-sponsored incentives to build solar farms.
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Hertz Launches Nationwide Tire Recycling Initiative

Hertz Launches Nationwide Tire Recycling Initiative | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Hertz Corporation and Liberty Tire Recycling recently teamed tup to launch the first nationwide tire recycling program in the U.S. car rental industry.
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GE Developing Fabric Wind Turbine Blades

GE Developing Fabric Wind Turbine Blades | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
GE's new design swaps fiberglass for super-strong fabric, which could cut manufacturing costs by 40% and make wind energy cheaper.
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Electric Vehicle Naysayers: Get Over It, Support American Jobs

Electric Vehicle Naysayers: Get Over It, Support American Jobs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Quit aiding and abetting our economic competitors, and start and abetting our economic growth. The progress in electric cars is a true American success story.
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The coolest green infrastructure you are likely to see | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The coolest green infrastructure you are likely to see | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
  Just yesterday, I was making the case for bringing more nature into urban environments, to soften the perceived and real effects of density and thus make density more appealing.  Today, I came across maybe the best example I have...
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Morrow Royal Pavilion, Realm of Design, world architecture news, architecture jobs

Morrow Royal Pavilion, Realm of Design, world architecture news, architecture jobs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
PR News channel for architecture, architecture jobs...
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San Diego Zoo Gets New Solar EV Chargers

San Diego Zoo Gets New Solar EV Chargers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The San Diego Zoo has become one of the first public locations in the U.S. to offer solar EV charging stations.
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Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain

Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Facing a nearly full landfill in 2002, Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province proposed building two new incinerators. Citizen opposition was immediate and widespread.
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Climate Change Strains Nation's Transportation Lifelines

Climate Change Strains Nation's Transportation Lifelines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country.
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Hawaii’s largest wind farm, First Wind's Kawailoa Wind, begins operations on Oahu’s North Shore - Pacific Business News

Hawaii’s largest wind farm, First Wind's Kawailoa Wind, begins operations on Oahu’s North Shore - Pacific Business News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
First Wind said Monday that it has completed construction of Hawaii’s largest wind farm, the Kawailoa Wind project, which has begun commercial operations on the North Shore of Oahu.
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