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Study links food packaging to obesity

Study links food packaging to obesity | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers announced Tuesday a potential link between childhood obesity and the chemicals in food packaging. A separate study found New York could save billions if it reduces residents average body mass index by 5%.
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The World’s First Bio-Façade Ready to Grow

The World’s First Bio-Façade Ready to Grow | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Architecture that literally grows has grown as a green building concept, though it still generally sees sporadic moments in the sun but no real mainstream uptake.
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CarbonCure makes concrete go green ‘without compromise’ | Entrepreneur | Financial Post

CarbonCure makes concrete go green ‘without compromise’ | Entrepreneur | Financial Post | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world and also responsible for roughly 5% of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions.
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There Will Soon Be Oil and Gas Drilling in Up to 42 National Parks

There Will Soon Be Oil and Gas Drilling in Up to 42 National Parks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There are already oil and gas drilling operations in or nearby twelve national parks.
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Nature Outsmarts Monsanto: Pests Develop Resistance to GM Corn

Nature Outsmarts Monsanto: Pests Develop Resistance to GM Corn | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
You just can't fool Mother Nature....
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Parking Lots Get Day in the Sun

Parking Lots Get Day in the Sun | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From Long Island to the Arizona desert, developers are covering their parking lots with canopies of solar panels. Lot owners get to double up on their use of underutilized land and to offset their utility bills at the same time.
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Stunning Sustainable Building is a ... Hydroelectric Plant?

Stunning Sustainable Building is a ... Hydroelectric Plant? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
hy do they work so hard in Europe to make the most banal buildings beautiful?
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Chain Stores Lead Firms in Solar Power Use, Study Finds

Chain Stores Lead Firms in Solar Power Use, Study Finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Large chain stores, more than any other type of business, rely on rooftop solar power to help meet their energy needs, according to a report.
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Veggies Go Farm to Cubicle

Veggies Go Farm to Cubicle | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Workplace CSAs—community-supported agriculture shares in a local farm, with regular deliveries of just-picked organic produce—are cropping up in offices around New York, giving rise to veggie swapping, recipe trading and even culinary competitions.
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Designing Green with Robin Baron: 5 Unconventional Furniture Materials & Why They're Fabulous - EcoPlum!

Designing Green with Robin Baron: 5 Unconventional Furniture Materials & Why They're Fabulous - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a jewelry vendor at an outdoor market and learned that all of her jewelry was made from recycled materials.
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NYC bans big, sugary drinks at eateries, theaters

NYC bans big, sugary drinks at eateries, theaters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city passed a controversial rule Thursday aimed at fighting what they see as one of the causes of rising obesity among city residents and the nation.
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Ban Styrofoam? LA Schools & Jamba Juice Say Yes

Ban Styrofoam? LA Schools & Jamba Juice Say Yes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
LA to ban styrofoam from lunchrooms after student protests. Jamba Juice aims to phase out styrofoam after a petition by a ten year old. What's the big deal?
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Replacing Herbicides With Robots

Replacing Herbicides With Robots | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Weed picking is such an exasperating task that it could make even the dedicated organic farmer want to douse the place in herbicides.
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Giraffes? Horses?? 20 Animals You Didn't Know Are Going Extinct

Giraffes? Horses?? 20 Animals You Didn't Know Are Going Extinct | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From crayfish to parakeets, we'll bet you never guessed at these species at risk of disappearing from the planet.
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Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore?

Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The climate we depend on for survival is changing rapidly. So why aren't we more worried?
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Study finds big backing for wind among global consumers - Wind - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal

Study finds big backing for wind among global consumers - Wind - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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FDA Issues Warning Letter To Lancome

FDA Issues Warning Letter To Lancome | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The FDA wrote a letter to Lancôme, owned by L'Oréal, earlier this month concerning the claims the cosmetics company makes about eight of its products.
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Shell Scraps Offshore Drilling Plans

Shell Scraps Offshore Drilling Plans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Following a series of setbacks, Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced on Monday that it will be abandoning plans to drill for oil this year off Alaska's coast.
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Eight out of 10 companies concerned about climate change

Eight out of 10 companies concerned about climate change, Environment.
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Why Ben & Jerry's Shareholder Maximization Excuse is Erroneous

Why Ben & Jerry's Shareholder Maximization Excuse is Erroneous | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Two law profs argue that if directors put CSR before shareholder maximization, the courts won't interfere if there’s a potential benefit to shareholders.
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Solar Oven Makes Clean Drinking Water from Salt Water

Solar Oven Makes Clean Drinking Water from Salt Water | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The simple open source design was created to be made by local craftsmen in areas where clean drinking water is scarce.
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Habana Outpost: Brooklyn's Solar-Powered Restaurant - EcoPlum!

Habana Outpost: Brooklyn's Solar-Powered Restaurant - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Imagine piling guacamole on chip after chip after steak taco after cubano sandwich after corn on the cob with cotija cheese, chili powder and lime (or am I the only one who puts guacamole on everything?
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‘Astounding’ Ice Melt May Lead To More Extreme Winters

‘Astounding’ Ice Melt May Lead To More Extreme Winters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From Climate Central: The record loss of Arctic sea ice this summer will echo throughout the weather patterns affecting the U.S.
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Want That in a Bag? It's Going to Cost You

Want That in a Bag? It's Going to Cost You | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Shoppers accustomed to leaving San Francisco stores with their purchases tucked into disposable plastic bags are in for a bite out of their wallet.
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