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These are the biggest risks facing humanity in 2020—and yes, climate dominates

These are the biggest risks facing humanity in 2020—and yes, climate dominates | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The news: Every year, The World Economic Forum releases an in-depth report into the risks the world faces, ahead of its January conference for the world's top political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland.
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UN Biodiversity Plan Calls For Protecting 30% Of Earth By 2030

UN Biodiversity Plan Calls For Protecting 30% Of Earth By 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Species are being wiped out at a terrifying rate. Ending the crisis requires swift global action.
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Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality

Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some scientists believe that geoengineering, the idea that we could spray reflective particles into the atmosphere to reverse global warming, may especially reduce suffering in the hottest, poorest parts of the world.A new paper in Nature Communications goes further, concluding that such measures could accelerate economic growth in nations most vulnerable to climate change.
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Mattel Commits to 100 Percent Sustainable Plastic

Mattel Commits to 100 Percent Sustainable Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mattel recently announced a new goal: transitioning its toys and packaging to 100 percent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030.
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Daily weather now bears the fingerprints of global warming - The

For the first time, scientists have detected the fingerprint of human-induced climate change from a single day of global weather conditions.
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The US government has approved funds for geoengineering research

The US government has approved funds for geoengineering research | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NOAA will get at least $4 million for a research program, which will include efforts to assess “climate interventions.”
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Walmart's 'Project Gigaton' is its most ambitious climate goal yet

Walmart's 'Project Gigaton' is its most ambitious climate goal yet | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Walmart has been focused on sustainability initiatives since 2005. "Project Gigaton" — aimed at reducing 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions from their supply chain by 2030 — is its latest and most ambitious plan yet.
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It May Have Just Gotten A Lot Easier To Sue Exxon And Shell For Climate Change Devastation

It May Have Just Gotten A Lot Easier To Sue Exxon And Shell For Climate Change Devastation | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new investigation provides the most “robust” evidence yet connecting fossil fuel companies to climate-related human rights violations, legal experts say.
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TIME Person of the Year 2019: How We Chose Greta Thunberg

TIME Person of the Year 2019: How We Chose Greta Thunberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
TIME's Editor-in-Chief explains why climate activist Greta Thunberg was chosen as the 2019 Person of the Year.
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The Ocean Is Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves

The Ocean Is Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The planet’s largest carbon sink is a major focus at the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, Spain.
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Jose Cuervo creates sustainable drinking straws from agave fibres

Jose Cuervo creates sustainable drinking straws from agave fibres | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Jose Cuervo has used fibrous material left over from the tequila-making process to develop a sustainable alternative to regular plastic straws.
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How Trump could cost U.S. companies a climate bonanza

How Trump could cost U.S. companies a climate bonanza | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Pulling out of the Paris climate pact may leave U.S. businesses outside the trading regimes worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
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French MPs want to ban Black Friday

French MPs want to ban Black Friday | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It harms retailers, drives overconsumption, and contributes to traffic jams and pollution. What's the point?
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PepsiCo eyes US wind and solar deals for '100% renewable power this year' | Recharge

PepsiCo eyes US wind and solar deals for '100% renewable power this year' | Recharge | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food and drink group to strike new PPA and REC agreements in latest boost for corporate renewables
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Climate change means the US must start building big things again

Climate change means the US must start building big things again | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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The World’s Oceans Were The Hottest In Recorded History In 2019

The World’s Oceans Were The Hottest In Recorded History In 2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers found that the oceans are dramatically changing due to climate change, the latest evidence of a warming world.
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JetBlue will be carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020

JetBlue will be carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
JetBlue will be carbon neutral on all domestic flights beginning in July by offsetting 17 billion pounds of emissions per year.
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We Spoke To 5 Climate Experts About What Gives Them Hope

We Spoke To 5 Climate Experts About What Gives Them Hope | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“I have a tenuous relationship with hope these days, but I am certainly bolstered by the fact that we already have all the solutions we need."
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Europe has unveiled a plan to eliminate climate emissions by 2050

Europe has unveiled a plan to eliminate climate emissions by 2050 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European Union is forging ahead with a sweeping plan to become “climate neutral” by midcentury.If implemented, the European Green Deal could mark a major advance in the effort to combat climate change, since EU members make up the third largest block of greenhouse-gas emitters behind China and the US.
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DuPont Chemical Company and International Flavors & Fragrances merge as more consumers shop organic

DuPont Chemical Company and International Flavors & Fragrances merge as more consumers shop organic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plant-based burgers are complicated things. They contain texturants for the right “mouth feel,” binders to glue ingredients together, emulsifiers for the buns, not mention flavorings so they taste meaty and antioxidants to retard spoilage. Can't forget the grill marks,…
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UN chief warns against 'survival of the richest' on climate

UN chief warns against 'survival of the richest' on climate | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
MADRID (AP) — Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained...
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The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air - Climate change

The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air - Climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But it is difficult to do at the scale you need
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World's first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada | World news | The Guardian

World's first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada | World news | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Company hails start of the ‘electric aviation age’ after 15-minute test flight in Vancouver
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McDonald’s and Ford are turning coffee bean waste into car parts

McDonald’s and Ford are turning coffee bean waste into car parts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The automaker and burger chain announce sustainability project that converts chaff into a Lincoln headlamp part
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20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of 'Climate Chaos' Since 2008: Oxfam

20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of 'Climate Chaos' Since 2008: Oxfam | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Poor nations have been disproportionately impacted by climate change, a grim new report by the anti-poverty charity found.
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