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This year's summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

This year's summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021′s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past.
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The climate solution adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere

The climate solution adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings, according to new research. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway.
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Tokyo Olympic Medals Made of Recycled Cell Phones Collected in Japan

Tokyo Olympic Medals Made of Recycled Cell Phones Collected in Japan | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The medals, made from recycled elements like old cell phones, are part of a larger sustainability effort at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Will the Amazon Rainforest Survive? Climate Under Threat in Bolsonaro's Brazil - Bloomberg

Will the Amazon Rainforest Survive? Climate Under Threat in Bolsonaro's Brazil - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Brazil’s rainforest is being stolen and cleared at an accelerating pace, and the Bolsonaro government is fanning the flames.
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Greenland ice melting on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

Greenland ice melting on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge.
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The pandemic slashed the West Coast's emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

The pandemic slashed the West Coast's emissions. Wildfires already reversed it. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Major fires and resulting emissions are set to continually increase across the world’s forested regions, fueling more warming and more fires to come.
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Your Clothes Create More Plastic Waste than Plates or Straws | Opinion

Your Clothes Create More Plastic Waste than Plates or Straws | Opinion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Across the globe, roughly 92 million tons of textile waste is either burned or landfilled. This volume is equivalent to filling the Great Pyramid of Giza over 16 times.
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Lululemon Bets on Fabric Made from Recycled Emissions

Lululemon Bets on Fabric Made from Recycled Emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The athleisure giant Lululemon recently announced that it will partner with LanzaTech to develop yarn and textiles made out of recycled carbon emissions.
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Trillions of dollars spent on Covid recovery in ways that harm environment | Economics | The Guardian

Trillions of dollars spent on Covid recovery in ways that harm environment | Economics | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Only 10% of $17tn global bailout directed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and restoring nature, report finds
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Clean Energy Standard Could Help Decarbonize US Power Sector

Clean Energy Standard Could Help Decarbonize US Power Sector | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Biden administration says in order to reduce emissions from the electricity sector, it needs to tell power companies “where they need to go.”
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Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy

Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced new plans for how it purchases renewable energy, which will require changes to the electricity grids to which it connects.
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Partners turn carbon emissions into fabric | Materials & Production News | News

Partners turn carbon emissions into fabric | Materials & Production News | News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Partners turn carbon emissions into fabric
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The lurking threat to solar power’s growth

The lurking threat to solar power’s growth | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plummeting sunny day solar prices are undermining the economic case to build more solar farms – and putting climate goals at risk.
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Electric Reefers Could Cut Millions of Tons of CO2

Electric Reefers Could Cut Millions of Tons of CO2 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reefers cooled by diesel emit a lot of CO2. Why not put solar panels on their roof?
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Reasons for cautious hope in a sea of gloom | Greenbiz

Reasons for cautious hope in a sea of gloom | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The present moment presents an extraordinary opportunity for public engagement around a different agenda for the future.
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Policymakers Have Last Chance to Save Coral Reefs From Global Collapse, Warn Scientists

Policymakers Have Last Chance to Save Coral Reefs From Global Collapse, Warn Scientists | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists had a dire warning at the International Coral Reef Symposium: this decade is a make or break for coral reefs.
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Man v food: is lab-grown meat really going to solve our nasty agriculture problem? | Meat industry | The Guardian

Man v food: is lab-grown meat really going to solve our nasty agriculture problem? | Meat industry | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long read: If cellular agriculture is going to improve on the industrial system it is displacing, it needs to grow without passing the cost on to workers, consumers and the environment
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Seeing A Make-or-Break Moment, Climate Groups Plan Blitz Over Congressional Recess

Seeing A Make-or-Break Moment, Climate Groups Plan Blitz Over Congressional Recess | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dozens of environmental groups expect to spend tens of millions of dollars in August building support for climate legislation.
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The Hidden Toll of Walmart Amazon, and Ikea's Shipping Addiction

The Hidden Toll of Walmart Amazon, and Ikea's Shipping Addiction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new report tracks just how much shipping-related emissions retailers like Walmart, Ikea, Amazon, and Target are responsible for.
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Beer giant Corona launches the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ tournament

Beer giant Corona launches the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ tournament | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Beer giant Corona has launched the world’s first-ever ‘plastic fishing’ tournament – paying fishermen in Mexico to retrieve plastic waste from the ocean.
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With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy

With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But there are some big “ifs.”
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IBM Announces 21 Environmental Sustainability Goals

IBM Announces 21 Environmental Sustainability Goals | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In its just released annual Environmental Report, IBM has announced an updated set of 21 environmental sustainability goals. The pledges support or complement the company’s current commitment to reach net zero GHG emissions by 2030.
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Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest

Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The administration will end large-scale logging of old-growth trees in “America’s Amazon" as part of its effort to fight global climate change.
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Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year
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Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times

Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.
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