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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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1 Billion Sea Creatures Cooked To Death In Canada In Record Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

1 Billion Sea Creatures Cooked To Death In Canada In Record Pacific Northwest Heat Wave | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“If we don’t like it, then we need to work harder to reduce emissions,” warned the University of British Columbia scientist who calculated the massive toll.
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Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long read: The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom
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Can We Trust Corporations To Deal With Their Own Waste?

Can We Trust Corporations To Deal With Their Own Waste? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A federal bill that includes "extended producer responsibility" for waste is dividing environmentalists and renewing questions about corporate support.
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Drones are helping to clean up the world's plastic pollution

Drones are helping to clean up the world's plastic pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UK startup Ellipsis Earth is using drones and computer software to map trash around the world.
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"Barbie Loves the Ocean" dolls are made of recycled plastic

"Barbie Loves the Ocean" dolls are made of recycled plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But the vast majority of Barbie products are still made with virgin plastic.
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The Coca-Cola Company And The Ocean Cleanup Join Forces To Clean Up 15 Of The World’s Most Polluting Rivers Of Plastic Waste

The Coca-Cola Company And The Ocean Cleanup Join Forces To Clean Up 15 Of The World’s Most Polluting Rivers Of Plastic Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Coca Cola Company and The Ocean Clean-Up project have announced they will be collaborating on a ground-breaking partnership to clean up some of the world’s worst polluting rivers - and collect plastic waste which can be recycled to make new bottles.
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Dutch court rules Shell must cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030

Dutch court rules Shell must cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A spokesperson for Shell said the company "fully expect to appeal today's disappointing court decision."
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After many delays, Massachusetts’ Vineyard Wind is finally approved

After many delays, Massachusetts’ Vineyard Wind is finally approved | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new project will be over 20 times larger than anything built in the US.
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Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts | Climate change | The Guardian

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
World faces ‘abrupt jump’ in pace of ice loss around 2060 unless emissions reduced to meet Paris agreement goals, study warns
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How megacities could lead the fight against climate change

How megacities could lead the fight against climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reducing emissions in a few of the world’s most populous cities could have an outsized impact on climate change.
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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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Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Corporations and nations are touting plans to suck greenhouse gases out of the air. But the crucial priority this decade is slashing emissions.
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How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA

How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Pesticide manufacturers that have long dodged regulation by the EPA now face billions in damages for causing cancer, brain damage, and Parkinson’s disease.
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What it will take to achieve affordable carbon removal

What it will take to achieve affordable carbon removal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Another big direct-air capture plant is moving ahead, but a new study finds we may need to build many more before the economics start to make sense.
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Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.
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Newsom Eyes Floating Wind Farms Off California Coast

Newsom Eyes Floating Wind Farms Off California Coast | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Environmental groups support the projects, as long as they're done responsibly for biodiversity.
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Chile Boldly Bans Single-Use Plastics

Chile Boldly Bans Single-Use Plastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chile has unanimously passed a law that eliminates disposable plastic food packaging and mandates percentages of refillable beverage bottles.
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The American West is bracing for a hot, dry and dangerous summer

The American West is bracing for a hot, dry and dangerous summer | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change has pushed the region into “megadrought” territory.
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New Survey Finds Surprisingly High Percentage Of Unionized Solar Jobs

New Survey Finds Surprisingly High Percentage Of Unionized Solar Jobs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
COVID-19 took a toll on solar employment, but compensation is now comparable to other energy industry jobs, according to a new report.
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China Is Set to Rule Electric Car Production - The New York Times

China Is Set to Rule Electric Car Production - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year there, more than Europe and North America combined.
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