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By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change

By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But a big economic transformation now could bring 65 million jobs and save 700,000 from early death linked to air pollution, says a new report.
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Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue

Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new 'snap packs' will reduce plastic waste by 75 percent.
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Pope decries "emergency" of plastics littering world's seas

Pope decries "emergency" of plastics littering world's seas | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians …
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How Walmart Plans To Reach Zero-Waste by 2025

How Walmart Plans To Reach Zero-Waste by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Walmart’s current goal is to achieve zero waste in their Canada, Japan, UK, and US operations by 2025. The retailer’s 2018 sustainability report says that by the end of last year, Walmart had diverted 81% of its US waste from landfills, and 78% globally. Here’s a closer look at the company’s approach.
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Flint water crisis: How AI is finding thousands of hazardous pipes

Flint water crisis: How AI is finding thousands of hazardous pipes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is helping to find the thousands of lead pipes responsible for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
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Kansans drank contaminated water for years and weren’t told | The Wichita Eagle

Kansans drank contaminated water for years and weren’t told | The Wichita Eagle | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Twice the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has discovered contaminated groundwater in and near Wichita, then sat on the information for years.
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70% of Americans think the environment is more important than economic growth

70% of Americans think the environment is more important than economic growth | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Turns out, environmental issues are not about awareness. People get it.
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EPA Proposal To Gut Obama-Era Coal Plant Rule Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths Per Year

EPA Proposal To Gut Obama-Era Coal Plant Rule Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths Per Year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long-stalled Clean Power Plan never took effect, but the rule to replace it could cripple future efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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Recuperating power: Charging a prototype Audi e-tron with kinetic energy

Recuperating power: Charging a prototype Audi e-tron with kinetic energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The battery has a range of 248.5 miles with the help of regenerative braking.
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This Small Caribbean Island Is Waging A Big War Against Plastic

This Small Caribbean Island Is Waging A Big War Against Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dominica's government plans to ban plastic and styrofoam food containers and utensils by 2019.
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Reebok Launches Vegan Corn and Cotton Sustainable Sneakers

Reebok Launches Vegan Corn and Cotton Sustainable Sneakers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reebok launched vegan sneakers made from sustainable plant-based materials like corn and cotton; the new shoes are available in unisex sizing and one color
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Disney promises to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cups and more

Disney promises to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cups and more | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And what Disney does, little kids want to emulate! This could be big.
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California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world

California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
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United Airlines ditches plastic straws, cocktail picks

United Airlines ditches plastic straws, cocktail picks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
United Airlines bans plastic straws and picks in effort to eliminate waste and address global concerns over pollution and threats to wildlife.
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California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world

California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
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Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively
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Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those stores a
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In 2017, four US states generated more than 30% of their electricity from wind

In 2017, four US states generated more than 30% of their electricity from wind | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The cost of wind power contracts has fallen to $20 per megawatt-hour since 2009.
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California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Mandating Only Carbon-Free Power By 2045

California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Mandating Only Carbon-Free Power By 2045 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state is expected to become the biggest economy on Earth to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity.
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Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? | Children's Health Initiative

Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? | Children's Health Initiative | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG.
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Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum in UK first

Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum in UK first | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Frozen food giant Iceland has today (August 1) launched a range of plastic-free chewing gum, making it the first supermarket in the UK to offer a biodegradable alternative. - edie news centre
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The Great Ocean Cleanup Begins

The Great Ocean Cleanup Begins | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at a disgusting rate. Now, a Dutch entrepreneur who previously made headlines with his plans – is ready to launch his clean-up system this year.
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These are the most sustainably powered cities in the U.S.

These are the most sustainably powered cities in the U.S. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
San Francisco and Seattle–shocker–top the list.
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These sandals replace petroleum with sugarcane. How smug can I be about wearing them?

These sandals replace petroleum with sugarcane. How smug can I be about wearing them? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
What to know about Allbirds' new sandals, from field to flip-flop.
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