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What Biden will and won't be able to achieve on climate change

What Biden will and won't be able to achieve on climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Passing aggressive climate laws will be highly difficult without Democratic control of the Senate. But there are other ways the next administration could make progress.
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U.S. Quits Paris Climate Agreement: Questions and Answers - The New York Times

U.S. Quits Paris Climate Agreement: Questions and Answers - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
President Trump’s withdrawal formally came into force the day after Election Day in the United States. Here’s what it means.
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Cows Make Climate Change Worse. Could Seaweed Help?

Cows Make Climate Change Worse. Could Seaweed Help? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Demand for environmentally friendly beef, milk and wool has buoyed businesses racing to lower the levels of methane released by livestock.
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Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity

Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
On a seasonably warm day in August along a rugged stretch of the Southern California coast, work crews put on their reflective vests and hard hats. They directed a fleet of heavy vehicles known as cask handlers to haul great white concrete barrels from the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, known as SONGS. Each…
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Thanks to COVID-19, emissions and coal use may have peaked in 2019

Thanks to COVID-19, emissions and coal use may have peaked in 2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If analysts from BloombergNEF are right, then all of the world’s most greenhouse gas polluting days are behind it, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. A sharp drop in energy demand caused by the global response to the coronavirus pandemic will remove 2.5 years of energy sector emissions between now and 2050, according to the latest […]
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The World’s Single Largest User of Oil is Going Carbon Negative

The World’s Single Largest User of Oil is Going Carbon Negative | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The U.S. military is determined to shed fossil fuels in a shift toward a carbon negative future, and its efforts offer a roadmap for business to follow.
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Bacardi Says ‘Cheers’ to Compostable Bottles

Bacardi Says ‘Cheers’ to Compostable Bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bacardi recently announced a new part of its plan to take on plastic pollution with the rollout of compostable bottles for several of its products by 2023.
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How General Mills brand Annie's became a regenerative agriculture pion

How General Mills brand Annie's became a regenerative agriculture pion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
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A new power play: The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty | Greenbiz

A new power play: The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To the extent that climate change is another weapon of mass destruction, we might consider borrowing some tools of the past.
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Just Salad Introduces a Climatarian Menu

Just Salad Introduces a Climatarian Menu | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The restaurant chain calculates the carbon footprint of what you eat and puts it on the menu, and popularize the term 'climatarian.'
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Alphabet’s latest X project is a crop-sniffing plant buggy

Alphabet’s latest X project is a crop-sniffing plant buggy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Alphabet’s X lab has officially announced its latest "moonshot": a computational agriculture project the company is calling Mineral. The project is focused on sustainable food production and farming at large scales, with goal of using hardware and software to solve problems around feeding Earth’s growing population and managing crops amidst climate change.
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These 12 organizations are creating food products from upcycled food waste | Greenbiz

These 12 organizations are creating food products from upcycled food waste | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From cashew apples to bread, these companies and nonprofits are turning potential food waste into goods. Over 1 billion tons of food is wasted annually across the globe. 
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New York Ranks #1 on 2020 Clean Energy Scorecard | 2020-10-06 | Engineering News-Record

New York Ranks #1 on 2020 Clean Energy Scorecard | 2020-10-06 | Engineering News-Record | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Only 20 of 100 U.S. cities surveyed in the 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard have community-wide greenhouse gas reductions goals and are on track to meet them, according to the scorecard, released Oct. 6, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. New York City took first place in the ranking of U.S. cities and GHG reduction actions, spurred in part by a new law ensuring upgrades to many inefficient buildings, says ACEES. The city with the lowest score, ranking 100, is Augusta, Ga. The . . .
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VERGE 20 Opening Remarks with Shana Rappaport

GreenBiz Vice President and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, welcomes participants to VERGE 20 with a clean economy call to action and a surprise musical performance.

This World is on Fire” was written by Kiki Lipsett, with additional lyrics customized by Shana Rappaport for VERGE 20 (original song, “This Girl is on Fire,” by Alicia Keys). You can learn more about and connect with all the musical collaborators via their websites: Kiki Lipsett (songwriter, piano: kikilipsett.com), Liliana Urbain (drums: lilianaurbain.com), Jules Indelicato (sound producer: facebook.com/soundbyjules), and Shana Rappaport (lead singer, theseastars.org).
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Plastic bags banned in N.J. as Murphy signs new law - nj.com

Plastic bags banned in N.J. as Murphy signs new law - nj.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Businesses have an 18-month grace period to prepare for the new rules.
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How Amazon’s offsets could exaggerate its progress toward "net zero" emissions

How Amazon’s offsets could exaggerate its progress toward "net zero" emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers fear forestry offsets and other nature-based programs often overstate reductions in climate pollution, allowing companies to sidestep the tougher parts of cleaning up their operations.
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L'Oréal to launch carbon capture plastic bottle by 2024 through Total LanzaTech partnerhsip

L'Oréal to launch carbon capture plastic bottle by 2024 through Total LanzaTech partnerhsip | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
L’Oréal has created a sustainable cosmetics bottle made with polyethylene from captured and recycled carbon emissions that it wants to commercialise within four years.
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Pandemic Quiet Is Helping Humans Eavesdrop on Rare Dolphins | WIRED

Pandemic Quiet Is Helping Humans Eavesdrop on Rare Dolphins | WIRED | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers are hoping to use the opportunity to get a better handle on the language of Australia’s endangered Burrunan dolphins.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. powering 90% of New York buildings with renewable energy

JPMorgan Chase & Co. powering 90% of New York buildings with renewable energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase is powering more than 500 of its buildings throughout New York with clean, renewable energy under a five-year agreement with Brookfield Renewable, the financial giant announced on Tuesday.

Brookfield Renewable is using its hydroelectric facilities to power JPMorgan…
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Tech Is the Solution to a Planet in Peril, but We Must Act Now

Tech Is the Solution to a Planet in Peril, but We Must Act Now | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In the COVID-19 era, the tech sector can have an huge impact, from eliminating single-use plastics to transforming supply chains to innovating for good.
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How China could be carbon neutral by mid-century

How China could be carbon neutral by mid-century | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Our special report examines the role of renewables, nuclear power and carbon capture in reaching this ambitious goal.
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Solar Expected To Dethrone Coal, Become ‘New King Of Electricity,’ Global Forecast Finds

Solar Expected To Dethrone Coal, Become ‘New King Of Electricity,’ Global Forecast Finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Yet fossil fuel demand still exceeds safe climate scenarios, and growing poverty is leaving millions without access to clean, reliable electricity.
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Does the Alberta Government have this all wrong? #ableg #cdnpoli

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Coronavirus Pandemic Speeds Shift to Cleaner Energy

Coronavirus Pandemic Speeds Shift to Cleaner Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The shift comes as global energy demand is expected to fall by 5% in 2020, a pullback not seen since World War II, according to the International Energy Agency.
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U.S. Wind and Solar Installations Are Smashing Records, but the Trend May Not Last

U.S. Wind and Solar Installations Are Smashing Records, but the Trend May Not Last | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Prince William Announces Big Global Environmental Prize

Prince William's Earthshot Prize will allocate £50 million to be awarded over the 10 years to people who come up with innovative solutions to the climate crisis.
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