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On Trump's Watch, FERC Deals A Death Blow To US Coal Industry

On Trump's Watch, FERC Deals A Death Blow To US Coal Industry | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Energy Department threw one last lifeline to the US coal industry, but Trump's appointees at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yanked it away.
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Expect Environmental Battles to Be ‘Even More Significant’ in 2018

Expect Environmental Battles to Be ‘Even More Significant’ in 2018 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Trump administration offered grand pronouncements about environmental deregulation in 2017. But this is the year to hammer out the details.
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Since 2012, Britain has halved CO2 emissions from electricity

Since 2012, Britain has halved CO2 emissions from electricity | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And now the UK is betting big on electric vehicle
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Former Co-CEO Of Whole Foods Becomes A FoodMaven

Former Co-CEO Of Whole Foods Becomes A FoodMaven | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
FoodMaven is a new food startup that wants to reduce food waste by selling it to restaurants. Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods, is an investor and shares why he believes this company can solve the problem and make money at the same time.
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Britain is frantic now that China won't take plastic waste

Britain is frantic now that China won't take plastic waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
For 20 years, China has essentially been the UK's plastic dump. Now that door is closed and nobody knows what to do.
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Arctic Temperatures Are Rising So Fast Computers Don't Believe They're Real

Arctic Temperatures Are Rising So Fast Computers Don't Believe They're Real | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An algorithm concluded a weather station in northern Alaska must have broken because it was reporting such high temperatures.
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Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain

Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale, ocean-bound plastics supply chain.
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Closed-Loop Recycling and the Far-Reaching Impact of Local Partnerships | Sustainable Brands

Closed-Loop Recycling and the Far-Reaching Impact of Local Partnerships | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In an innovative, closed-loop recycling partnership in northwestern Vermont, Champlain College sends sensitive paper waste materials to SecurShred, the shredded material is then baled and delivered to Essity’s mill, where it’s converted into the pulp used to make Tork brand 100% recycled paper hygiene products. Foley Distributing then picks up the Tork products and delivers them back to Champlain, where they are used in the campus’ restrooms and dining halls. A full circle.
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Dede's Green Scene: One Act for All

Dede's Green Scene: One Act for All | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Try to imagine a world where no Grey Wolves or African Elephants roam or Bald Eagles soar. There may be a time very soon when you don’t have to imagine, because
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Patagonia: ‘The President Stole Your Land’

Patagonia: ‘The President Stole Your Land’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House's plan comes to fruition.
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London mayor plans water fountains, refill stations to cut plastic bottle use

London mayor plans water fountains, refill stations to cut plastic bottle use | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The UK appears to be getting serious about single-use plastics.
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How Starbucks' hometown is tackling plastic pollution

How Starbucks' hometown is tackling plastic pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Going "Strawless in Seattle" and other cities worldwide.
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Home of Atlanta Falcons Flies High with LEED Platinum

Home of Atlanta Falcons Flies High with LEED Platinum | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons, is the first professional sports stadium in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
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Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017's Top Corporate Sustainability Performers

Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017's Top Corporate Sustainability Performers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Newsweek has released the results of its 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, an annual assessment of the sustainability performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the US and the world by revenue. This year, beauty giant L’Oréal came out on top, ranking as the top-performing global company and best-performing personal products company.
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Outlook 2018: The Big Ocean Issues and Trends to Watch

Outlook 2018: The Big Ocean Issues and Trends to Watch | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Key negotiations will begin to protect biodiversity in two-thirds of the ocean and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping. Meanwhile, watch for advances in sustainable aquacultur
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Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time

Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Experts in the study of fungi are playing a bigger role in improving laundry detergents and, by extension, leading efforts to cut energy use.
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Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New research has found that mass bleaching of coral reefs, once virtually unknown, now happens every 6 years on average. That means the reefs don’t have time to recover.
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Staggering e-waste numbers revealed in grim new report

Staggering e-waste numbers revealed in grim new report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Picture this: In 2016 the world generated enough e-waste to fill a line of 18-wheelers from New York to Bangkok and back.
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World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and production

World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and production | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And they are not alone...
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UK celebrates first "Plastic Free Coastline" community

UK celebrates first "Plastic Free Coastline" community | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nearly 100 other towns are working toward the same status.
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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard

The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It’s one of the dirtiest places in America. Former residents of Tar Creek, Oklahoma, want to know why Trump’s EPA chief didn’t prosecute allegations of wrongdoing during a federal buyout program.
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In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire

In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse.
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Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities

Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In the last two years, Cremona has increased the percentage of waste collected separately — necessary for recycling — from 53 percent to 72 percent.
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Global car manufacturing giants launch sustainable raw materials drive

Global car manufacturing giants launch sustainable raw materials drive | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Drive Sustainability partnership - made up of 10 firms including BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW - launches supply chain risk assessment initiative
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This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.
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