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Advocate's Vision for a Bike-Friendly City

Advocate's Vision for a Bike-Friendly City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Leah Shahum's vision of San Francisco's future involves the following: Everyone from small children to the elderly tooling around happily and safely on bicycles.
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Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil's Fragmented Forests

Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil's Fragmented Forests | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Biologists call the level of species loss in the Atlantic Forest "staggering".
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No Sea Ice in the Arctic in a Decade, Scientists Warn

No Sea Ice in the Arctic in a Decade, Scientists Warn | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite -- the world's first specifically built to study sea ice thickness -- has found that the Arctic's sea ice is disappearing at a far faster rate than previously thought.
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The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers

The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Drought is one of the environmental consequences of global warming - but it also has enormous financial repercussions.
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Josh Ozersky: Why a Meat Lover Endorses Meatless Monday | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Josh Ozersky: Why a Meat Lover Endorses Meatless Monday | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
I generally work on these columns on Monday morning before sending them in to my editors. And it's rare that I do so without at least some bacon or sausage fueling my efforts. But today I am on straight coffee.
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GM Foods: Heading for a Train Wreck? | TriplePundit

GM Foods: Heading for a Train Wreck? | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The longstanding battle raging over genetically modified foods seems to be heading towards some kind of climax.
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July 2012 Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded For Lower 48

July 2012 Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded For Lower 48 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: July 2012 was officially not only the warmest July on record, but also the warmest month ever recorded for the lower 48 states, according to a report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic...
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A Lesson in Extinction

A Lesson in Extinction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Since learning more about threats to wildlife, I wanted to go and see what's happening to some of these animals myself and so I'm heading to Africa for the first time to learn about elephants and rhinos, two species in peril as a result of demand...
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Solar PV Installed on Denver Affordable Housing

Solar PV Installed on Denver Affordable Housing | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Led by the Denver Housing Authority, project partners have installed more than 2.5-MW of solar power to 387 affordable housing buildings.
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Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony

Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Much of the states bearing the brunt of the global warming-induced droughts are deep red states such as Texas and Oklahoma.
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Swiss Army Knife Makers Debut Portable Solar Chargers

Swiss Army Knife Makers Debut Portable Solar Chargers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The creators of the most popular survival tool want to help you charge your gadgets off the grid.
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Um, Seriously? Fisherman Hired to Kill 20 Sharks After Attacks

Um, Seriously? Fisherman Hired to Kill 20 Sharks After Attacks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
After the eighth attack on surfers by sharks in the last 20 months, people of La Reunion are pretty freaked out. Enough to go on a shark killing spree.
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July 2012 Was Hottest Month on Record: By the Numbers

July 2012 Was Hottest Month on Record: By the Numbers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
July 2012 was the hottest on record and also the hottest month in the contiguous US on record.
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U.S. wind power faces uncertain future

U.S. wind power faces uncertain future | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New U.S. wind power installations are expected to be substantially higher in 2012 than 2011, driven by the threat of expiring federal incentives, a report says.
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Community-Owned Solar Power on the Rise in the US | TriplePundit

Community-Owned Solar Power on the Rise in the US | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Partners in developing community-owned solar power projects believe the time and conditions are right for growth to accelerate.
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Less smoke on the water: New shipping emission rules set sail

Less smoke on the water: New shipping emission rules set sail | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New North American regulations affecting emissions from ocean shipping has already produced results, and is the latest step in reducing the carbon footprint created by the transportation industry. But not everyone is happy with the new rules.
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What Would Happen If Sharks Disappeared?

What Would Happen If Sharks Disappeared? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If sharks were wiped off the face of the planet, how would the world change? We are more dependent on this ancient fish than we might think.
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10 Biggest U.S. Corporations Paid 9 Percent Tax Rate in 2011

10 Biggest U.S. Corporations Paid 9 Percent Tax Rate in 2011 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The 10 most profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of just 9 percent last year.
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Garbage Expected To Double By 2025

Garbage Expected To Double By 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The garbage the world creates is only going to increase. In fact, the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated globally every year is expected to double, according to new research by Worldwatch for its Vital Signs Online service.
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BMW and Green Mountain Partner on Renewable Energy for ActiveE EV

BMW and Green Mountain Partner on Renewable Energy for ActiveE EV | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
BMW has partnered with Green Mountain Energy to offer renewable energy certificates that will offset electricity used by the new ActiveE EV.
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Adidas Rolls Out Waterless “DryDye” T-Shirt

Adidas Rolls Out Waterless “DryDye” T-Shirt | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Adidas recently produced 50,000 DryDye t-shirts dyed without consuming any water. The waterless technology instead uses compressed CO2.
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New Report Shows That NYC's Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues | Inhabitat New York City

New Report Shows That NYC's Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues | Inhabitat New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability has long been toiling away at its benchmark report that finds that the biggest opportunities to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will come from the...
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Starbucks' Extra Shot of Energy (Efficiency) | TriplePundit

Starbucks' Extra Shot of Energy (Efficiency) | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Starbucks is hosting an energy efficiency competition among ten of its own stores to see who can cut electricity use the most in 30 days.
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