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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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Climate scientists are terrified of a second Trump term

Climate scientists are terrified of a second Trump term | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And climate change is only one of the reasons.
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A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change - The New York Times

A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At a meeting last year, industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control
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Climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires

Climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Thousands of lightning strikes have sparked hundreds of fires across California, forcing thousands to evacuate.
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Climate change-fueled heatwaves could kill millions by 2100

Climate change-fueled heatwaves could kill millions by 2100 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Extreme temperatures could kill an additional 73 people per 100,000 by 2100, a new Climate Impact Lab study finds.
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Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say - The New York Times

Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
By century’s end, polar bears worldwide could become nearly extinct as a result of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic if climate change continues unabated, scientists said.
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Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers  - Popular Information

Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers  - Popular Information | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is a special joint edition of Popular Information and HEATED, a climate newsletter by journalist Emily Atkin. HEATED is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the planet earth. Sign up HERE. Facebook is "aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist at Drexel University. “They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.”
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Amazon to Launch $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Clean Energy

Amazon to Launch $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Clean Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Amazon.com, criticized for its own environmental record, is launching a $2 billion internal venture-capital fund focused on technology investments to reduce the impact of climate change.
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Why we need broader coalitions to combat environmental racism and climate change

Why we need broader coalitions to combat environmental racism and climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, an architect of the Green New Deal, underscores the connections between the protests, pandemic, economic downturn and climate crisis.
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How Some Mississippi Teens Are Saving Their Town From Climate Change

How Some Mississippi Teens Are Saving Their Town From Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The ASEEDS Creek Rangers program is teaching kids why climate science is personal and empowering them to change their communities.
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In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S. - The New York Times

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.
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Here’s where Jeff Bezos could start spending that $10 billion tackling climate change

Here’s where Jeff Bezos could start spending that $10 billion tackling climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday he would donate $10 billion to combat climate change, marking one of the largest individual philanthropic commitments ever to the crucial environmental challenge.The details: "This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs – any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world," Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post unveiling the Bezos Earth Fund.It appears he will donate the money to researchers and advocacy groups, rather than investing it into startups and other for-profit ventures tackling climate change, Axios reported.
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US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief

US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, noted that awareness of the risks is growing and in "some good news", announcements of climate action by governments and the private sector are gathering steam. He was responding to a question on which countries and governments are responsible for the failure to improve the climate change situation.
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Asbestos could be a powerful weapon against climate change (you read that right)

Asbestos could be a powerful weapon against climate change (you read that right) | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mineral waste from nickel, copper, diamond, platinum and asbestos mines could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the air.
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'Solastalgia' may describe your climate change-induced despair

'Solastalgia' may describe your climate change-induced despair | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An environmental philosopher coined the term solastalgia to describe the pain “experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault.”
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The Great Climate Migration Has Begun - The New York Times

The Great Climate Migration Has Begun - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New research suggests climate change will cause humans to move in unprecedented numbers. The Times Magazine partnered with ProPublica and data scientists to understand how.
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World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 15.07.2019

World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 15.07.2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are leaving more people without enough to eat, a UN report warning of starvation and famine says. Most of the world's chronic hungry live in Asia and Africa.
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Carbon Labels Are Finally Coming To The Food And Beverage Industry

Carbon Labels Are Finally Coming To The Food And Beverage Industry | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There’s rising demand for emissions labels as people become increasingly concerned about climate change.
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House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan - Bloomberg

House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
House Democrats on Tuesday will issue an ambitious plan to combat climate change, a move intended to reassure their base of supporters but that’s sure to inflame opponents on the right.
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A Caribbean beach could offer a crucial test in the fight to slow climate change

A Caribbean beach could offer a crucial test in the fight to slow climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain.
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Most Clean Energy Tech Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Goals

Most Clean Energy Tech Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Goals | 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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Democrats’ new climate change policy platform could unite the left

Democrats’ new climate change policy platform could unite the left | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new platform aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while benefiting unions and fossil fuel workers.
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Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 11.05.2020

Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 11.05.2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cities around the world have been at a standstill, trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. But with lockdown measures gradually lifting, places like Brussels are trying a new climate-friendly approach to mobility.
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It Took A Pandemic To Prove Individual Actions Alone Won't Solve The Climate Crisis

It Took A Pandemic To Prove Individual Actions Alone Won't Solve The Climate Crisis | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus reveals in stark terms the limits of our personal choices to affect climate change.
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Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change? - BBC Future

Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change? - BBC Future | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Real hope for the future of the climate can’t come from admiring the inspirational deeds of others – it has to be earned, writes Diego Arguedas Ortiz.
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