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Biden announces modest climate actions; pledges more to come | AP News

Biden announces modest climate actions; pledges more to come | AP News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced modest new steps to combat climate change and promised more robust action to come, saying, “This is an emergency and I will look at it that way.”
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California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules | AP News

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules | AP News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves.
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There’s a carbon-capture gold rush. Some warn better solutions exist. - The

There’s a carbon-capture gold rush. Some warn better solutions exist. - The | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Billionaires, politicians and philanthropists say sucking carbon out of the air and storing it underground could stem climate change. Critics fiercely disagree.
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Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas | Plastics | The Guardian

Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas | Plastics | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Tiny self-propelled robo-fish can swim around, latch on to free-floating microplastics and fix itself if it gets damaged
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Canada lays out rules banning single-use plastics | Plastics | The Guardian

Canada lays out rules banning single-use plastics  | Plastics | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ban on manufacture and import of six popular types of items will begin in December 2022, and sales a year later
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U.S. Reacts as Plastic Waste Is Expected to Triple By 2060

U.S. Reacts as Plastic Waste Is Expected to Triple By 2060 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new report arrives at a stark conclusion that the world's growth of plastic waste will nearly triple by 2060 if no intervening action is taken.
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Kaiyo wants to make your next new sofa a used one

Kaiyo wants to make your next new sofa a used one | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Flatiron District-based startup has kept an estimated 3 million tons of furniture out of landfills 
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Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour | AP News

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour | AP News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — It's often said that fans at live concerts give the band a jolt of electricity. Coldplay wants to literally harness that. The pop superstars have added kinetic dance floors and energy-storing stationary bikes to their latest world tour, encouraging fans to help power the show as they dance or spin.
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Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown | Fossil fuels | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal. If governments do not act, these firms will continue to cash in as the world burns
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Ben & Jerry’s ‘Mootopia’ Seeks to Prevent Climate Dystopia

Ben & Jerry’s ‘Mootopia’ Seeks to Prevent Climate Dystopia | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry’s Project Mootopia will use regenerative agricultural tactics and new technologies to boost the brand's efforts to take on climate change.
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CVS Sets Standard for Retailers on Reducing Plastic Waste

CVS Sets Standard for Retailers on Reducing Plastic Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With a nudge from Green Century, CVS recently announced its goal to reduce virgin plastic in its store-brand packaging by 50 percent by 2030.
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New Technology Could Help Restore the World's Oceans

New Technology Could Help Restore the World's Oceans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This company says its new technology can curb climate change with its method of isolating carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the world's oceans.
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Individual Actions Can Reduce Emissions Up to 70%, Says IPCC Report

Individual Actions Can Reduce Emissions Up to 70%, Says IPCC Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
See what role personal actions play in reducing emissions.
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We need to draw down carbon—not just stop emitting it

We need to draw down carbon—not just stop emitting it | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Carbon removal is no substitute for reducing climate pollution. But it is now a necessary tool to keep temperatures in check.
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Symbrosia raises $7 million to reduce livestock methane emissions

Symbrosia raises $7 million to reduce livestock methane emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Symbrosia, a U.S.-based startup that aims to reduce livestock methane emissions through its seaweed feed additive, has raised $7 million in new funding, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.
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UPS tests tiny battery-powered cycles in congested cities | AP News

UPS tests tiny battery-powered cycles in congested cities | AP News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — The sleek four-wheeled carts look familiar enough, but not even UPS knows precisely how to describe what could be the delivery giant's latest way to get packages to your door. UPS unveiled Tuesday a battery-powered, four-wheeled cycle to more efficiently haul cargo in some of the world's most congested streets and to reduce its carbon footprint.
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Deutsche Bank, subsidiary raided over 'greenwashing' claims | AP News

Deutsche Bank, subsidiary raided over 'greenwashing' claims | AP News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany raided the offices of Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary DWS on Tuesday following claims that it was exaggerating the sustainable credentials of some of the products it sold.
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Kelp Is Weirdly Great at Carbon Removal

Kelp Is Weirdly Great at Carbon Removal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The start-up Running Tide wants to use kelp buoys to fight climate change. The plan might not work, but it’s still a preview of our climate future.
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EPA to weigh regulating common plastic as hazardous waste

EPA to weigh regulating common plastic as hazardous waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A legal agreement announced today will give the agency nine months to assess the risks associated with polyvinyl chloride, more well known as PVC.
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Ben & Jerry's Puts Cows on a Special Diet to Curb Methane Emissions

Ben & Jerry's Puts Cows on a Special Diet to Curb Methane Emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry's Puts Cows on a Special Diet to Curb Methane Emissions, Using a Seaweed Additive to Reduce Burps.
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These US Rivers Are Endangered by Climate Change, Pollution

These US Rivers Are Endangered by Climate Change, Pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Learn which 10 rivers are the country’s most endangered waterways.
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Ben & Jerry’s to Use Seaweed Cattle Feed in Effort to Curb Emissions

Ben & Jerry’s to Use Seaweed Cattle Feed in Effort to Curb Emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry's, Straus Family Creamery, and Clover Sonoma have signed deals to begin using a natural seaweed supplement for their cows as they move to dramatically cut the greenhouse gas footprint of their farm operations.
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A river otter was spotted in the Detroit River for the first time in 100 years

A river otter was spotted in the Detroit River for the first time in 100 years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A river otter has been spotted in the Detroit River for the first time in a century.
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