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Self-Charging Battery Generates and Stores Energy Simultaneously

Self-Charging Battery Generates and Stores Energy Simultaneously | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Usually energy-generating devices require a separate battery for storing energy, but for the first time, a single power cell is capable of generating and storing energy at the same time.
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NYC's Citi Bike Launch Pushed Back to Next Spring Because of Software Glitch

NYC's Citi Bike Launch Pushed Back to Next Spring Because of Software Glitch | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, it looks like New York's Citi Bike won't launch this month after all...
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California Hit With Hottest Rain in Recorded History

California Hit With Hottest Rain in Recorded History | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Evidently, sometimes a T-storm can feel a lot like a tea-storm.
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Totally Green Launches New Food Waste Recycling Program

Totally Green Launches New Food Waste Recycling Program | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Totally Green has launched a new food waste recycling program that lets businesses lease the ORCA Green Machine composter.
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Only 2% of Canadians Now Deny Climate Change

Only 2% of Canadians Now Deny Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canucks seem to have a sharper grasp of climate science than their southern neighbors.
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'Don't let waste go to waste': WM shifts approach

'Don't let waste go to waste': WM shifts approach | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
While the company will still be taking solid waste to landfills, it's searching for more ways to keep it out of the ground.
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NY Sun Initiative Announces $107 Million in Incentives for New Solar Projects in New York | Inhabitat New York City

NY Sun Initiative Announces $107 Million in Incentives for New Solar Projects in New York | Inhabitat New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New Yorkers now have another reason to buy into renewable energy as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just announced an incredible $107 million incentive for new photovoltaic systems built in the state.
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7 Most Helpful Things Being Done to Save Sharks Today

7 Most Helpful Things Being Done to Save Sharks Today | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One third of all shark species face extinction, and an estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year for their fins, but thanks to these shark conservation efforts, there may be some hope in the future for these magnificent fish.
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What Monsanto and Pepsi Don't Want You to Know About Your Food

What Monsanto and Pepsi Don't Want You to Know About Your Food | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In California, we're bracing for a bomb of television commercials designed to convince us that labeling food is scary, weird and expensive.
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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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Americans Feel Guilty About Wasting Food, But Does if Matter?

Americans Feel Guilty About Wasting Food, But Does if Matter? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new Shelton Group’s survey (Eco Pulse) found that 39 percent of Americans feel guilty about wasting food.
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Johnson & Johnson Bans Harmful Chemicals From Their Products

Johnson & Johnson Bans Harmful Chemicals From Their Products | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Johnson & Johnson announces a ban on harmful chemicals including formaldehyde from all their products by 2015.
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EU amps up e-waste collection rules for companies, consumers

EU amps up e-waste collection rules for companies, consumers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new directive is anticipated to have a huge impact on the e-waste recycling sector and will make it easier for firms to extract gold, silver, copper and rare metals.
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The Truth About Fracking

The Truth About Fracking | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess?
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Is Your Body Roundup-Ready?

Is Your Body Roundup-Ready? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Discover the shocking effects of Round-Up on your body and what you can do to protect yourself--by publisher of the free e-newsletter World's Healthiest News.
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Chipotle Ups the Ante to Twice as Much Local Produce

Chipotle Ups the Ante to Twice as Much Local Produce | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Remember this year’s Chipotle Mexican Grill ad “Back to the Start” that captured hearts and minds around the issue of factory farming?
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Food waste prompts most green guilt, survey says

Food waste prompts most green guilt, survey says | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Throwing a half-eaten hamburger in the trash is more likely to prompt consumer guilt than watering a lawn, according to a study to be released Thursday.
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The NRDC Toxic 20: How’s Your State’s Air Up There?

The NRDC Toxic 20: How’s Your State’s Air Up There? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NRDC identifies the top 20 states that have the most toxic air from coal-fired power plants...
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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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