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Scientists Recycle Face Masks Into Roads to Fight COVID Waste

Scientists Recycle Face Masks Into Roads to Fight COVID Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers at RMIT University found that mixing shredded face masks with recycled concrete aggregate creates a viable road-building material.
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Europe Generated More Electricity From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels in 2020

Europe Generated More Electricity From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels in 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Report reveals renewable energy overtook fossil fuels in Europe for the first time ever.
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Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action

Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
1000 Cities Adapt Now initiative will focus on tackling water issues - from stormwater to drought – and using natural systems to protect urban areas from climate change impacts
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These McDonald's trays are made from food waste

These McDonald's trays are made from food waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At franchises throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, you’ll now get your food served on an innovative new material.
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Trey Hill and other farmers are hoping Joe Biden will pay them to lock carbon in their soil

Among his plans for fighting climate change, President Biden wants to pay farmers to use agricultural methods that lock carbon in the soil. But can climate-friendly farming practices make a dent in global warming?
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Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble. - The New York Times

Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.
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Should We Spend $1 Trillion A Year On This Climate Technology? We May Have To.

Should We Spend $1 Trillion A Year On This Climate Technology? We May Have To. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Direct air capture is costly and energy-intensive, but new research shows why large-scale investments in the near future could pay off down the road.
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Why some brands are betting on mushroom-based fabrics

Why some brands are betting on mushroom-based fabrics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There is a vast chasm between upfront investment from the likes of Lululemon and fungal clothes actually being sold at retail.
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In Final Blow To The Planet, Trump Hands Oil Industry The Keys To ‘America’s Serengeti’

In Final Blow To The Planet, Trump Hands Oil Industry The Keys To ‘America’s Serengeti’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The outgoing administration sold off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, but turnout for the “momentous” occasion was low.
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Too Little, Too Late? ExxonMobil Publishes Indirect Fuel Emissions Data for the First Time

Too Little, Too Late? ExxonMobil Publishes Indirect Fuel Emissions Data for the First Time | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
ExxonMobil recently divulged its Scope 3 emissions, claiming it issued that disclosure due to ongoing stakeholder pressure.
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Welcome Mat Pottery Barn trees

Welcome Mat Pottery Barn trees | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The retailer is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant one tree for each piece of indoor wood furniture it sells to help rebuild ecosystems
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Biden set to supercharge clean energy push with $40B stash

Biden set to supercharge clean energy push with $40B stash | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy is poised to play an essential role as the Biden administration looks to leverage clean energy investments.
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Biden EPA Pick Pledges To Take Swift Action On Climate, Fix Trump-Era Damage

Biden EPA Pick Pledges To Take Swift Action On Climate, Fix Trump-Era Damage | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Michael Regan, currently North Carolina's top environmental regulator, would be the first Black man to lead the powerful federal agency.
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Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change

Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US president's latest climate orders direct agencies to buy clean vehicles and electricity, and prioritize climate in national security plans.
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Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels in EU for First Time Last Year - Bloomberg

Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels in EU for First Time Last Year - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Europe needs to double the share of electricity produced from renewable sources by the end of the decade
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Elon Musk offers a $100 million prize for carbon capture

Elon Musk offers a $100 million prize for carbon capture | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Tesla’s CEO is using a little of his growing wealth to accelerate progress on ways to prevent carbon dioxide pollution or pull it from the sky.
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Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced | Environment | The Guardian

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles
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Climate Change Survey: Majority of Voters Support Initiatives - The New York Times

Climate Change Survey: Majority of Voters Support Initiatives - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority.
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When Greta Thunberg met the Dalai Lama | Greenbiz

When Greta Thunberg met the Dalai Lama | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The wisdom that emerged from a rather iconic convergence of science and spirituality is as simple as it is profound.
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2020 Ties With 2016 As World's Hottest Year On Record

2020 Ties With 2016 As World's Hottest Year On Record | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The year rounds off the hottest decade ever recorded globally.
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The odds of US climate progress just improved a bit

The odds of US climate progress just improved a bit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Democrats now have a thin advantage in the Senate, but it’s enough to get some things done.
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Dove Launches its First Refillable Deodorant in Effort to Cut Plastic Use

Dove Launches its First Refillable Deodorant in Effort to Cut Plastic Use | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dove has launched its first refillable deodorant in an effort to tackle the global plastic waste crisis.
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SilviaTerra closes seed financing from USV and Version One

SilviaTerra closes seed financing from USV and Version One | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SilviaTerra is thrilled to announce the close of a $4.4M seed financing round co-led by USV and Version One. We're building the future of forest carbon.
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