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America Recycles Day: Darden Restaurant

America Recycles Day: Darden Restaurant | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In honor of America Recycles Day, Darden Restaurants announced it recycles 7.3 million pounds of fry oil.
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Storify: California launches carbon market

Storify: California launches carbon market | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
California kicked off the first online auction for pollution allowances this week for companies participating in the state's cap-and-trade program.
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Saving Up for a Dry Day

Saving Up for a Dry Day | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Collecting rainwater is an ancient idea, but these days, the concept is coming back in advanced economies, especially in drought-stricken areas.
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Greenbuild 2012 Report: Healthcare

Greenbuild 2012 Report: Healthcare | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Healthcare construction has slowed a bit in the last few years, but it remains a critically important sector for many AEC firms.
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Unilever's New Challenge: Making it Fun to Cut Food Waste

Unilever's New Challenge: Making it Fun to Cut Food Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Unilever UK & Ireland is launching a consumer-centric project, entitled the Sustain Ability Challenge.
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Banned PCBs Tied to Lower Fertility

Banned PCBs Tied to Lower Fertility | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Couples with higher levels of certain mostly banned chemicals such as PCBs in their blood took longer to get pregnant than couples with lower levels, according to a National Institutes of Health study.
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H&M Leads in Organic Cotton Purchasing

H&M Leads in Organic Cotton Purchasing | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
H&M is the top user of organic cotton in the world for the second consecutive year, according to Textile Exchange's latest Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report.
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Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?

Did Monsanto Trick California Voters? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CA could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of GM foods. But the junk food and pesticide companies want to keep us in the dark.
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Chrysler Building | Leed | Gold

Chrysler Building | Leed | Gold | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Chrysler Building, owned by Tishman Speyer Properties, has received a LEED gold certification for the 1.2 million-square-foot office tower.
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Artist to Transform a Los Angeles Billboard into a Floating Forest

Artist to Transform a Los Angeles Billboard into a Floating Forest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A bamboo cloud forest will sprout over a Los Angeles freeway. And soon grow over your city too.
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Obama to continue efforts to curb greenhouse gases, push energy efficiency

Obama to continue efforts to curb greenhouse gases, push energy efficiency | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Facing political constraints, the president is likely to deliver some, but not all, of environmentalists’ priorities.
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Keeping cool: Supermarkets reduce emissions from refrigerators

Keeping cool: Supermarkets reduce emissions from refrigerators | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Most supermarkets' refrigeration systems leak greenhouse gases into the air. Now some big companies, including Target and SuperValu, are partnering with the EPA to fix those leaks.
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Another Reason to Hate Global Warming: Lousy Coffee

Another Reason to Hate Global Warming: Lousy Coffee | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study shows that climate change may wipe out most wild Arabica coffee by 2080...
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$4.5 Million Awarded for Farm to School Programs

$4.5 Million Awarded for Farm to School Programs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The first-ever Farm to School grants by the USDA are set to be distributed in 2013, totaling $4.5 million in 37 states and affecting nearly 2 million students.
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BP Announces Massive Oil Spill Settlement

BP Announces Massive Oil Spill Settlement | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
BP, the British oil giant, pleaded guilty on Thursday to 14 felony counts related to the 2010 explosion and subsequent oil spill at the site of its Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Holiday Skin Savers! - EcoPlum!

Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Holiday Skin Savers! - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Temperatures have dipped and the heat is on to keep skin soft and supple at a time when it’s prone to drying and cracking. When skin loses moisture, dull cells can build up on the surface—and there goes your glow!
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Fewer Than 100 Red Wolves Exist, and Now They're Being Killed

Fewer Than 100 Red Wolves Exist, and Now They're Being Killed | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Another federally protected red wolf was found shot dead and was the third to be killed since a new law that allows hunters to shoot coyotes at night went into effect in August.
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Virgin Atlantic Saves 92,000 Tons Carbon

Virgin Atlantic Saves 92,000 Tons Carbon | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic new software program allows the company to accurately monitor and review its fuel use. It will save the company an estimated £20 million and 92,000 tons of carbon a year.
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"Meatless Mondays" Endorsed by City of LA

"Meatless Mondays" Endorsed by City of LA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With a council resolution approved Friday, Los Angeles became the biggest city to endorse the "Meatless Monday" movement to reduce meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
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Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims | Inhabitat New York City

Rolling Sunlight is a mobile, solar power array strapped to a truck that Greenpeace built over 10 years ago, and it is rolling through the streets of Rockaway this week.
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Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens

Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This week Walgreens announced the launch of its own line of “green” household products, including baby care products and energy-efficient light bulbs.
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Could These Giant Plugs Have Prevented NYC Subways from Flooding During Hurricane Sandy? | Inhabitat New York City

Could These Giant Plugs Have Prevented NYC Subways from Flooding During Hurricane Sandy? | Inhabitat New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Could these giant plugs have prevented NYC subways from flooding during Hurricane Sandy?
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What is Killing the Dead Sea?

What is Killing the Dead Sea? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Dead Sea, instantly recognizable in conversation for its Biblical ties, is shrinking--and and at a record rate.
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Hilton Worldwide Launches Mattress Recycling Program

Hilton Worldwide Launches Mattress Recycling Program | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Hilton Worldwide recently announced a new mattress recycling program. The program, which will be in all of its brands in the U.S., will recycle approximately 85 percent of its hotels' mattresses and box springs.
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