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Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change

Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One expert said the island mammal "is just the first of what will be countless species lost to climate change if we don’t get our pollution under control."
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Shellworks turns discarded lobster shells into recyclable bioplastic objects

Shellworks turns discarded lobster shells into recyclable bioplastic objects | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Four designers from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have developed a series of machines that turn seafood waste into a biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic.
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Wallace Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming,' Dead At 87

Wallace Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming,' Dead At 87 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Columbia University professor correctly predicted rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would lead to pronounced warming.
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Spinning spoiled milk into an environmental revolution

Spinning spoiled milk into an environmental revolution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The fashion industry is considered one of the worst polluters in the world, and experts say there’s an urgent need to develop eco-friendly alternatives.
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For every $1 spent cutting food waste, restaurants get back $7

For every $1 spent cutting food waste, restaurants get back $7 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
That's a 600% return on investment. What's not to like?
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BYOC: Council bill would let New Yorkers bring their own cups to stores and coffee shops

BYOC: Council bill would let New Yorkers bring their own cups to stores and coffee shops | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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Berkeley will start charging 25 cents for takeout cups

Berkeley will start charging 25 cents for takeout cups | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is just one of several major changes in its crackdown on single-use plastics.
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Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.
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72% of Americans are 'very worried' about climate change

72% of Americans are 'very worried' about climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There's a tiny silver lining to all the ridiculous weather we've been having lately.
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For Geoengineers, a Scientific Existential Crisis

For Geoengineers, a Scientific Existential Crisis | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Technofixes for the climate crisis are no one’s first choice. What is it like to study something you wish would disappear?
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Adidas Steps Up Ocean-Trash Efforts, Aims To Make 22M Shoes 01/23/2019

Adidas Steps Up Ocean-Trash Efforts, Aims To Make 22M Shoes 01/23/2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The shoes, along with a fast-expanding line of apparel, are part of Adidas' ongoing collaboration turning plastic waste into yarn.
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2018 was the ocean's hottest year ever. Here are some vital takeaways from recent studies.

The ocean soaks up 93 percent of the heat of climate change. But that heat has a big and long-lasting impact.
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Analysis shows U.S. energy carbon emissions spiked in 2018 - 

Analysis shows U.S. energy carbon emissions spiked in 2018 -  | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
They jumped by 3.4% last year, the largest annual gain in two decades.
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The loss of clouds could add another 8 °C to global warming

The loss of clouds could add another 8 °C to global warming | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Clouds cover about two-thirds of the planet at any moment, but as the Earth warms, they’re becoming scarcer, risking a feedback loop of runaway warming which could push surface temperatures up by roughly a further 8 °C, according to new research.
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Opinion | Miami Battles Rising Seas - The New York Times

Opinion | Miami Battles Rising Seas - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In 2017, voters agreed to finance adaptation efforts through property taxes. Now the first phase of those projects is underway.
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cleancult is a green alternative to soap in plastic bottles

cleancult is a green alternative to soap in plastic bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
cleancult sells detergent refills in paper milk boxes to cut down on the plastic in your home.
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Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
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Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel

Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
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Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country.
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Budweiser achieves 100% wind energy, celebrates with a Super Bowl ad

Budweiser achieves 100% wind energy, celebrates with a Super Bowl ad | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
I can't imagine anyone doing an ad like this for coal.
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Greenland ice melting faster than previously though, study finds

Greenland ice melting faster than previously though, study finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, and it may be "too late" to do anything about it.
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The World’s Biggest Brands Want You to Refill Your Orange Juice and Deodorant

The World’s Biggest Brands Want You to Refill Your Orange Juice and Deodorant | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, PepsiCo and other companies will test selling their products in reusable containers, adopting a milkman-style model to address mounting concerns about plastic waste.
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JFK's new solar panels will help reduce green house gas emissions

JFK's new solar panels will help reduce green house gas emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Port Authority Agency plans to install more than 10 megawatts of solar power at JFK, in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Impossible Foods Takes on the Impossible Task of Fake Steak

Impossible Foods Takes on the Impossible Task of Fake Steak | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In addition to rolling out Impossible Burger 2.0 at CES 2019, the company says it will tackle the holy grail of meat: steak
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