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Here's why some McDonald's restaurants are putting cameras in their dumpsters

Here's why some McDonald's restaurants are putting cameras in their dumpsters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Jason Gates spends a lot of his time thinking about trash, and how we can generate less of it.
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100% of New US Power Capacity Was Wind & Solar Power in October

100% of New US Power Capacity Was Wind & Solar Power in October | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With another month logged and put on the record books, we have another month in which only power from renewable energy sources was added to the US electricity grid — 100% of new power capacity was from renewables
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About 30% Of Animal, Plant Species At Risk Of Extinction, Says IUCN Red List

About 30% Of Animal, Plant Species At Risk Of Extinction, Says IUCN Red List | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Thirty-one species were declared extinct in the latest Red List — but it's not all bad news. Several species, including the European bison, have bee
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HSBC invests in world’s first ‘reef credit’ system | Greenbiz

HSBC invests in world’s first ‘reef credit’ system | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new sort of environmental offset, the credits developed by GreenCollar go toward helping improve water quality near the Great Barrier Reef.
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Construction of curbside rain gardens to reduce flooding completed in southeast Queens neighborhoods –

Construction of curbside rain gardens to reduce flooding completed in southeast Queens neighborhoods – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed construction of 170 specially designed curbside rain gardens and infiltration basins to
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Climate change is already a disaster to health, doctors say

Climate change is already a disaster to health, doctors say | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A sweeping health and climate change report was published in medical journal The Lancet. The report outlines the ways in which global warming has already led to a rise in heat-related deaths and risks from climate-related disasters.
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Cultured meat has been approved for consumers for the first time

Cultured meat has been approved for consumers for the first time | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The first lab-grown, or cultured, meat product has been given the green light to be sold for human consumption. In the landmark approval, regulators in Singapore granted Just, a San Francisco–based startup, the right to sell cultured chicken—in the form of chicken nuggets—to the public.  Just had been working with the regulators for the past…
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Biden names John Kerry climate czar, in a recommitment to global cooperation

Biden names John Kerry climate czar, in a recommitment to global cooperation | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The former secretary of state is a diplomatic heavyweight who helped push through the Paris climate agreement.
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US emissions plummeted this year – for all the wrong reasons

US emissions plummeted this year – for all the wrong reasons | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate pollution will simply rebound with the economy, unless we make dramatic shifts in our policies and practices.
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1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study | Business | The Guardian

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study | Business | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’
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Measure, Manage, Mitigate: A Three-Step Solution for Corporate Climate Action

Measure, Manage, Mitigate: A Three-Step Solution for Corporate Climate Action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To make a real impact on mitigating climate change, companies must look beyond their operations and purchased electricity and begin to analyze their supply chain emissions, experts say.
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How materials you’ve never heard of could clean up air conditioning

How materials you’ve never heard of could clean up air conditioning | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists are finding ever more promising “caloric materials,” which undergo big temperature changes when placed under pressure, strain or near magnetic and electric fields.
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Biden calls for major investments into carbon removal

Biden calls for major investments into carbon removal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The climate change portion of the president-elect’s transition plan also recommends research and development funding for batteries, renewable hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
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How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis - The New York Times

How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations, transforming global agriculture and remaking the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.
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Canada Is Introducing a Big Honking Carbon Tax

Canada Is Introducing a Big Honking Carbon Tax | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Why are conservatives objecting to Milton Friedman's very conservative idea?
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Another Victim of Global Warming: The Great British Bake Off | WIRED

Another Victim of Global Warming: The Great British Bake Off | WIRED | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Increasing summer temperatures are proving a menace to butter, chocolates, and baked Alaska.
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Why Business Should Back a Biden Climate Plan

Why Business Should Back a Biden Climate Plan | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The president-elect is stacking his economic team with climate hawks, and the U.S. business community would be wise to back an upcoming Biden climate plan.
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Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First - The New York Times

Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The approval for a U.S. start-up’s “cultured chicken” product is a small victory for the nascent laboratory meat industry. Less clear is whether other countries will follow.
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Bright Lights And Greener Pastures Ahead For Puerto Rico If Microgrids Keep Popping Up

Bright Lights And Greener Pastures Ahead For Puerto Rico If Microgrids Keep Popping Up | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Since Hurricane Maria blasted Puerto Rico in September 2017 and destroyed the island’s electrical infrastructure, it has become a hotspot for microgrids — localized grids that can insulate businesses from power failures.
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In the quest for carbon offsets, (almost) anything goes | Greenbiz

In the quest for carbon offsets, (almost) anything goes | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
You can pay anything from a little to a lot in the quest to combat the climate crisis.
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Why 2020 Is The Year Of All Years To Boycott Black Friday | HuffPost Life

Why 2020 Is The Year Of All Years To Boycott Black Friday | HuffPost Life | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus pandemic shines a searing spotlight on everything that's wrong with Black Friday.
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Switzerland Could Soon Be the First Country to Hold Corporations Responsible for Supply Chain Injustices

Switzerland Could Soon Be the First Country to Hold Corporations Responsible for Supply Chain Injustices | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Switzerland will soon vote to hold any company headquartered in the country legally responsible for human rights and environmental violations in their supply chain.
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This Filipino Student Invented Solar Windows Made from Rotten Vegetables

This Filipino Student Invented Solar Windows Made from Rotten Vegetables | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mapua University's Carvey Maigue was recognized as a runner-up in the James Dyson Award 2020 for the system.
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Scientists Are Building Cows to Resist Climate Change | by Emily Mullin | Nov, 2020 | Future Human

Scientists Are Building Cows to Resist Climate Change | by Emily Mullin | Nov, 2020 | Future Human | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reengineering Life is a series from Future Human about the astonishing ways genetic technology is changing humanity and the world around us. If we want to survive as the planet gets hotter, the…
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U.N. chief 'encouraged' by development bank climate pledge, urges more | Reuters

U.N. chief 'encouraged' by development bank climate pledge, urges more | Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday he was "encouraged" by a joint declaration on sustainable finance by the world's development banks, but that more was needed.
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