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China's 'sponge cities' aim to reuse most rainwater

China's 'sponge cities' aim to reuse most rainwater | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's an ambitious plan to arrest urban flooding, but can it overcome local constraints?
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Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic

Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by plastic particles, according to a recent study.
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Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise -- New Proof

Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise -- New Proof | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world's sea level rise can be directly attributed to emissions from fossil fuel producers. And they name names too.
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Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain

Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mars Inc. backd up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next several years.
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Australia generates enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes

Australia generates enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
That number will rise to almost 100 percent in just a few years.
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Lab-grown meat company raises $17m in funding

Lab-grown meat company raises $17m in funding | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Cargill—who hasn't invested in Memphis Meats at this point?
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Patagonia’s First TV Ad Buy Urges Support for Public Lands

Patagonia’s First TV Ad Buy Urges Support for Public Lands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Patagonia purchased television airtime. The company will run ads in Montana, Utah and Nevada, states where activists say national monuments are under threat.
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Northeast States Just Delivered A ‘Major Victory’ Against Climate Change

Northeast States Just Delivered A ‘Major Victory’ Against Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The country’s only regional cap-and-trade market set bold, new targets that fly in the face of the Trump administration’s assault on climate policies.
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Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters - Environmental Leader

Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters - Environmental Leader | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Two anaerobic food digesters will reduce trash bills for the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. By using the digesters to break down organic trash, the casino will reduce its monthly trash load by 20 to 30 tons, according to LehighValleyLive.com. The food digesters use microorganisms to break leftover food ... Read more »
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Vanguard Urging Companies to Inform Investors about Climate Change Risks

Vanguard Urging Companies to Inform Investors about Climate Change Risks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In a step that will embolden more financial institutions to demand more environmental and social disclosures from companies, Vanguard announced it will urge companies to disclose more information about climate change-related risks.
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Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department

Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The study, begun under the Obama administration, was examining the health and environmental impacts of mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.
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What you need to know about the Great American Eclipse of 2017

What you need to know about the Great American Eclipse of 2017 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Taking place on Aug. 21, this total eclipse will be first eclipse in a century that's visible from coast to coast in the the U.S.
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Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The report directly contradicts Trump administration claims about global warming and concludes that temperatures have risen rapidly since 1980.
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Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: 'Man Is Stupid'

Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: 'Man Is Stupid' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“When you don’t want to see, you don’t see," the pope says while flying over the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.
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France plans to end all fossil fuel production by 2040

France plans to end all fossil fuel production by 2040 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Although somewhat symbolic, the new legislation coincides with the 2040 end of gas and diesel vehicle sales.
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Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe

Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US had the highest rate, with 94% of tap water samples taken from various sites around the country contaminated with plastic particles.
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Landfill to lifestyle: This line of furniture is made entirely from post-consumer waste

Landfill to lifestyle: This line of furniture is made entirely from post-consumer waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new entry to the eco-friendly furnishings market offers a collection of furniture and home accessories that comes with a bold set of standards.
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In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail

In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New rules that went into effect on Monday forbid the use of plastic grocery bags and call for prison and steep fines for anyone manufacturing or importing them.
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Abused Dogs and Cats Now Have a (Human) Voice in Connecticut Courts

Abused Dogs and Cats Now Have a (Human) Voice in Connecticut Courts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new law makes Connecticut the first state to allow judges to appoint legal advocates to represent animals’ interests in abuse cases. Others are watching its rollout closely.
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Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected data proving that Exxon Mobil Corp made "explicit factual misrepresentations" in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.
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Crowdsourced 'Trump Forest' aims to plant 10 billion trees to offset removal of Clean Power Plan

Crowdsourced 'Trump Forest' aims to plant 10 billion trees to offset removal of Clean Power Plan | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In a bid to mitigate the effects of the current US administration's anti-climate policies, this campaign is encouraging people to step up the carbon sequestration pace by planting billions of trees.
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Home Depot Taps GE and Tesla for Rooftop Solar Expansion

Home Depot Taps GE and Tesla for Rooftop Solar Expansion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the amount of renewables the company can generate nationwide.
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Trump Administration Dissolves Federal Climate Advisory Committee

Trump Administration Dissolves Federal Climate Advisory Committee | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The committee was integral in crafting how the U.S. responds to the greatest threat of our time.
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E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The agency’s political appointees pushed career staff members to draft an order rejecting a ban on a popular pesticide.
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