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L.A. Middle School Kids Win District-Wide Styrofoam Ban

L.A. Middle School Kids Win District-Wide Styrofoam Ban | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In response to activism by middle school students, efforts, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced a district-wide ban on all styrofoam products.
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Weathermen and Climate Change No Longer at Odds

Weathermen and Climate Change No Longer at Odds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) finally released an official position statement on climate change: it is occurring and it is human-caused.
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Solar Business Booming in New England

Solar Business Booming in New England | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SMEs are riding the growing wave of consumer interest in residential solar PV systems, as government incentive programs gain traction.
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New Bird-Friendly Bladeless Wind Turbine Design to be Tested and Manufactured in NJ

New Bird-Friendly Bladeless Wind Turbine Design to be Tested and Manufactured in NJ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The design of a new type of bladeless wind turbine is claimed to be both bird- and bat-friendly, while also being inexpensive and efficient.
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How truck overhauls are saving Staples, UPS carbon and cash

How truck overhauls are saving Staples, UPS carbon and cash | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Corporations are cutting transportation costs and capping emissions by making changes, both small and large, to their truck fleets.
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Duane Reade Asks New Yorkers to Decide Which Stores Will Switch to Electric Trucks

Duane Reade Asks New Yorkers to Decide Which Stores Will Switch to Electric Trucks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Duane Reade asks the public to help it decide which of its stores in New York City will switch to electric trucks. Participants get in this campaign an opportunity to make an impact not only on the company, but also on their own neighborhood.
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China Wind Power #1

China Wind Power #1 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
China wind surpassed the U.S. this year to become the number one in the world for installed wind power generating capacity.
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How trucks are changing for the long haul

How trucks are changing for the long haul | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Forget the Volt, the Leaf, the Prius, even the Tesla. An entirely different transportation revolution is happening when it comes to big rigs.
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BMW revs up EV car sharing in San Francisco

BMW revs up EV car sharing in San Francisco | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Citywide car-sharing service features a fleet of 70 BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicles and debut of smart parking app...
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‘Jet Engine With Teeth’ Chews Old Rubber Into New Products

‘Jet Engine With Teeth’ Chews Old Rubber Into New Products | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Every year, Americans discard about 300 million tires. That’s about a third of the 1 billion thrown out worldwide. About half of those are burned for fuel, which is just slightly better than landfilling.
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Ocean Health Index Tracks Health of the World’s Oceans

Ocean Health Index Tracks Health of the World’s Oceans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
3 years in the making, and involving over 65 scientists, the first set of measurements for 171 countries is now available on the Ocean Health Index website.
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Israel Powereing Its Future With Algae Biofuel?

Israel Powereing Its Future With Algae Biofuel? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Israel’s scientists are devising a cost-effective system for turning algae into a clean, renewable alternative fuel: Algae Biofuel...
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Xcel's Colorado Community Solar Gardens Sells Out in 30 Minutes

Xcel's Colorado Community Solar Gardens Sells Out in 30 Minutes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
During that time, Xcel received applications for 3x the solar PV capacity allowed under current state law.
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Ecover forms green cleaning global player with Method | News | The Grocer

Ecover forms green cleaning global player with Method | News | The Grocer | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ecover has acquired San Francisco-based eco-friendly cleaning brand Method.
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We've Already Used Up Earth's Resources for 2012

We've Already Used Up Earth's Resources for 2012 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Not even two-thirds of the way through the year, we've exhausted what the Earth can sustainably provide. We are now going into debt.
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Veggie U Brings "Earth to Table" Curriculum to Kids

Veggie U Brings "Earth to Table" Curriculum to Kids | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“Earth to Table” allows students to connect with the food they consume by allowing them grow their own food. Students in the program are given a complete grow kit that allows the children to learn the entire food process from seed to harvest.
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Scientists Say Entire Jersey Shore Could Be Underwater in 40 Years | Inhabitat New York City

Scientists Say Entire Jersey Shore Could Be Underwater in 40 Years | Inhabitat New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Studies are showing that the entire stretch of east coast beach including the Jersey Shore is slowly sinking under rising water levels due to climate change.
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Fifth-Grader's Petition Prompts Jamba Juice to Ditch Styrofoam

Fifth-Grader's Petition Prompts Jamba Juice to Ditch Styrofoam | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mia Hansen may only be 10 years old, but she has a thing or two to teach grown-ups about making the world a better place...
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Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes

Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A study highlights a new effect of climate change: as the climate warms, butterfly species are moving farther north, away from their traditional habitats.
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Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Level Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Level Ever Recorded | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There is less ice in the Arctic right now then there has been in the history of measuring ice in the Arctic.
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Starbucks will recycle food scraps and coffee grounds for bioplastics

Starbucks will recycle food scraps and coffee grounds for bioplastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Starbucks Hong Kong and The Climate Group launch a project to recycle spent coffee grounds and other food waste for making bioplastics and detergents.
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7 of the Most Eco-Friendly Cell Phones on the Market

7 of the Most Eco-Friendly Cell Phones on the Market | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cell phones are becoming an increasingly useful and necessary part of our lives. Here are the ones that are the friendliest to the planet.
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Wind Power Jobs Boom at Risk: 91,000+

Wind Power Jobs Boom at Risk: 91,000+ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 unless it is renewed, putting wind power jobs at risk.
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'Philanthropubs' Make Your Hangovers Less Shameful

'Philanthropubs' Make Your Hangovers Less Shameful | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bars will soon open in Portland, D.C., and Houston that give all proceeds to charity...
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China’s Wind-Power Capacity Linked to Grid Up 87%, Xinhua Says

China connected 50.26 gigawatts of
wind-generated capacity to the nation’s largest electricity grid
as of this year, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing a
statement from China State Grid Corp.
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