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Your Dust Bunnies are Likely Toxic, Study Reports

Your Dust Bunnies are Likely Toxic, Study Reports | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study found 66 hormone-disrupting chemicals in household dust.
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In Five Years, You May Be Wearing A Lab-Grown Leather Jacket

In Five Years, You May Be Wearing A Lab-Grown Leather Jacket | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"By the end of the year, I think we’ll be able to produce a two centimeter by two centimeter sample of leather that’s made without killing an animal." That’s a prediction from Andras Forgacs, the CEO of Modern Meadow, a Peter Thiel-backed startup...
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McDonald’s Wants to Know Whether Its Beef Is Sustainable

McDonald’s Wants to Know Whether Its Beef Is Sustainable | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Energy is “the big kahuna,” for McDonald’s Corp., the world’s biggest restaurant chain, according to Bob Langert, its vice president of sustainability.
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Climate Change Shifting US Plant Zones, Will Shift Pacific Ecosystems Hundreds of Miles

Climate Change Shifting US Plant Zones, Will Shift Pacific Ecosystems Hundreds of Miles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In the past 20 years, 20% of places in the US have shifted one zone in the USDA plant hardiness map, with one-third shifting half a zone.
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In Five Years, You May Be Wearing A Lab-Grown Leather Jacket

In Five Years, You May Be Wearing A Lab-Grown Leather Jacket | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"By the end of the year, I think we’ll be able to produce a two centimeter by two centimeter sample of leather that’s made without killing an animal." That’s a prediction from Andras Forgacs, the CEO of Modern Meadow, a Peter Thiel-backed startup...
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Direct Drive Wind Turbine Design Could Transform Offshore Wind

Direct Drive Wind Turbine Design Could Transform Offshore Wind | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new direct drive design for wind turbines generates power at the rim, not the hub, and could be a potential contender in offshore wind power.
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Five of The World’s Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums

Five of The World’s Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Thanks to writer Jay-Jay Stephens, who provides us  with a glimpse of what he states are some of the most sustainable sports stadiums in the world. In addition to everything else, they are phenomenal to behold!
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Elevated Bike "Veloway" Superhighway Proposed for Melbourne, Australia

Elevated Bike "Veloway" Superhighway Proposed for Melbourne, Australia | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's clipped to the side of an existing elevated rail like and raises the question: Do separated bike superhighways make sense?
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Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear in Summer by 2016

Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear in Summer by 2016 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though shipping and oil companies may benefit, an ice-free Arctic in summer will accelerate global warming.
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French study finds tumours in rats fed GM corn

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Rats fed a lifetime diet ofMonsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to itstop-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumours and multipleorgan damage, according to a...
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How Stop and Shop saved $100 million by paring food waste

How Stop and Shop saved $100 million by paring food waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Every year, $47 billion worth of food goes to waste, but more and more businesses are finding creative ways to change that.
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One in Three Hospitals Is Switching to Greener Purchasing, Survey Finds

One in Three Hospitals Is Switching to Greener Purchasing, Survey Finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A green healthcare survey finds a majority of hospitals are looking for greener products, signifying that sustainability is going mainstream in healthcare.
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Sharp Unveils See-Through Solar Panels

Sharp Unveils See-Through Solar Panels | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The panels are designed to be used as balcony railings or windows in tall buildings where they can generate energy, but also let light in.
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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Supply Chain to Cage-Free Eggs

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Supply Chain to Cage-Free Eggs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
On Wednesday Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will slowly revamp its supply chain to purchase cage free eggs and humanely raised pork.
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Tesla To Build National Electric Car Charging Network - Forbes

Tesla To Build National Electric Car Charging Network - Forbes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
VideoPhoto: Tesla Motors Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk unveiled a solar-powered supercharger Monday night that the Silicon Valley company has begun deploying across California and which will eventually let electric car owners drive coast to coast.
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Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria

Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Despite economic troubles, Europe now generates 52 gigawatts of solar power, enough to fuel all of Austria.
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Atlantic Offshore Wind Turbines Can Power the Entire East Coast

Atlantic Offshore Wind Turbines Can Power the Entire East Coast | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Atlantic Offshore Wind Turbines coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire U.S.
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CFOs driving sustainability more than ever, Deloitte says

CFOs driving sustainability more than ever, Deloitte says | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Growing involvement is evidence that sustainability is an "integral" part of business around the world, survey author says.
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Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients In Food

Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients In Food | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Do the sensitive compounds in food, such as amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and phytonutrients change when microwaved? It appears so. Here are some studies.
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Smart Grid: Major global companies get aggressive on minimizing future energy risks

Smart Grid: Major global companies get aggressive on minimizing future energy risks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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The biggest corporations in the world are taking major steps to deal with the possibility of higher energy costs in the future. And they're not just talking strategy.
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Racing towards a sustainable aviation fuel

Racing towards a sustainable aviation fuel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Can plastic propel our way through the skies? A growing international field of research seeks to develop a synthetic fuel.
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DoE's Bet on a Solar Winner

DoE's Bet on a Solar Winner | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Semprius solar cell company will create more than 250 new green jobs in North Carolina when it opens a new solar cell manufacturing facility.
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A Future Of Bigger Wildfires More Often For U.S. West

A Future Of Bigger Wildfires More Often For U.S. West | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A warming trend has contributed to a sharp rise in the number and size of wildfires on forest lands in the U.S.
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