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CDC Halts Meeting on Climate Change and Health

CDC Halts Meeting on Climate Change and Health | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it recently postponed a gathering it had planned to hold next month on the effects of climate change on health.
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Trump Signs Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

Trump Signs Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new president has long supported the fiercely protested oil pipelines.
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General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling

General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In defiance of the convention that sustainability kills profits, General Motors says its recycling efforts generated over $1 billion in revenue since 2010 -- which the American automaker reinvests back into its business, including the development of fuel-efficient vehicles.
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P&G's Head & Shoulders Launches World's First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made with Beach Plastic | Sustainable Brands

P&G's Head & Shoulders Launches World's First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made with Beach Plastic | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Procter & Gamble has announced that Head & Shoulders will produce the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25 percent recycled beach plastic. In partnership with TerraCycle and SUEZ, the bottle will come to France this summer as a limited-edition H&S bottle available at Carrefour. This will be the world’s largest production run of recyclable bottles made with post-consumer recycled beach plastic, and a first major step in establishing a unique supply chain that involves the support of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of NGOs collecting plastic waste found on beaches.
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USDA Transitional Certification Program Makes It Easier for Farmers to Go Organic | Sustainable Brands

USDA Transitional Certification Program Makes It Easier for Farmers to Go Organic | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Despite increasing popularity for organic food since the 1990s, only one percent of US farmland is currently dedicated to organic farming, and those looking to make the transition to organic face real barriers. A new US Department of Agriculture program hopes to change all that, promising to make the switchover to organic easier for farmers by allowing them to sell their products as certified transitional at a premium price.
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Patagonia's new film focuses on fair trade fashion

Patagonia's new film focuses on fair trade fashion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The outdoor gear retailer plans to certify 30 percent of its clothes as fair-trade by the end of 2017.
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Chrysler Accused of Emissions Cheating Days After VW Exec Arrested

Chrysler Accused of Emissions Cheating Days After VW Exec Arrested | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The EPA accused Fiat-Chrysler of cheating on emissions testing days after the FBI arrested a former Volkswagen executive for the same crime.
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Meet the women who make your clothes

Meet the women who make your clothes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A group called Remake wants fast fashion to fall out of fashion, by revealing underprivileged garment workers to the world.
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Volkswagen To Cough Up $4.3B To Settle Emissions Litigation

Volkswagen To Cough Up $4.3B To Settle Emissions Litigation | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Prosecutors also charged six Volkswagen executives and employees, for their roles in the nearly 10-year conspiracy.
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Apple, Google, Facebook lead in clean energy and policies says latest Greenpeace report

Apple, Google, Facebook lead in clean energy and policies says latest Greenpeace report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But Amazon has some work to do.
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How P&G, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic

How P&G, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Forty companies from Amcor to Veolia have pledged to recycle 70 percent of plastics. What’s good for the oceans is also good for business.
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USDA tightens animal welfare standards for organic farmers

USDA tightens animal welfare standards for organic farmers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new federal rule published this week imposes tougher standards for animal welfare on producers of certified organic meat and eggs.
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SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SolarWindow is developing electricity-generating glass for skyscrapers and airplanes by applying their Electricity Generating Coating to Corning Willow Glass.
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Obama's environmental legacy will benefit New Yorkers for years to come

Obama's environmental legacy will benefit New Yorkers for years to come | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Only in the last few years have global-warming activists found true partners at the federal level
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Unilever Wants To Keep Plastic Packaging Out Of Landfills

Unilever Wants To Keep Plastic Packaging Out Of Landfills | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p takes a look inside Unilever's big commitment
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Chipotle Rolls Out New Animal Welfare Standards for Chickens

Chipotle Rolls Out New Animal Welfare Standards for Chickens | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chipotle worked with Compassion in World Farming USA and the Humane Society of the U.S. to develop the new standards, which go way beyond cage-free.
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Industrial Plant in India Turns CO2 Into Baking Soda

Industrial Plant in India Turns CO2 Into Baking Soda | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
According to Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals, the new process to reduce carbon pollution can save over 60,000 tons of carbon emissions each year.
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​P&G vows to eliminate all manufacturing waste within four years - Cincinnati Business Courier

Procter & Gamble Co. today vowed to eliminate all manufacturing waste from more than 100 plants around the world by sometime in 2020.
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World’s first green-energy boat prepares for a six-year voyage around the world

World’s first green-energy boat prepares for a six-year voyage around the world | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Humans have sailed for thousands of years, but never in a vessel like the Energy Observer.
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Gov. Cuomo calls for America's largest offshore wind farm, proposes 2.4GW by 2030

Gov. Cuomo calls for America's largest offshore wind farm, proposes 2.4GW by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Could it finally be that the United States will get some serious offshore wind?
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Lab-Grown Fabric is the New Faux-Fur and Pleather

Lab-Grown Fabric is the New Faux-Fur and Pleather | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Photo: Modern Meadow's Lab-Grown Leather Winter is here and fashionistas all over New York City are eager to wear those new 100% rabbit fur jackets with matchin
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