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California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change

California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
California's landmark cap and trade program was approved with Republican votes, marking a significant shift in the GOP's position on climate change.
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19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more

19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Going plastic-free is the most ocean-friendly choice.
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Massive ice sheet breaks away from Antarctica

Massive ice sheet breaks away from Antarctica | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A iceberg weighing one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica, according to UK-based research team Project MIDAS.
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Circular Fiber Initiative Pushes Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

Circular Fiber Initiative Pushes Sustainability in the Fashion Industry | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Photo from ellenmacarthur.org This past Easter, New York City reached a high of 87 degrees, marking the holiday as the second hottest Easter in NYC. These warme
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Hampton Creek Leaps into the Laboratory Meat Sector

Hampton Creek Leaps into the Laboratory Meat Sector | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Building on its success marketing egg-free cookie dough and sandwich spreads, the Silicon Valley food technology pacesetter Hampton Creek plans to have have laboratory meat on the market by the end of 2018.
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Health Impacts of Climate Change Happening Now

Health Impacts of Climate Change Happening Now | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As policy makers, scientists, environmental activists and others work to convey the importance of climate change, some are beginning to focus less on saving the polar bears and more on global warming’s effect on human health. Doing this may enable organizations to garner more public support for their environmental initiatives.
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Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years - Environmental Leader

Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years - Environmental Leader | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic successfully dropped its CO2 emissions from more than 5.2 metric tons to slightly over 4 metric tons from a series of carbon savings initiatives including purchase of a multi-billion dollar fleet investment in Boeing 787 aircraft, single-engine taxiing, real-time weather technology to optimize flight planning, and rigorous weight management ... Read more »
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UPS Boosts Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Fuel, Power and Transport

UPS Boosts Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Fuel, Power and Transport | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UPS has announced various sustainability goals, including a significant increase to its fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles and a huge surge in renewable power generation by 2025.
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New technology quickly turns food waste into fuel

New technology quickly turns food waste into fuel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The process is so efficient it extracts all of the potential energy from the food scraps.
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U.S. gets 10 percent of energy from wind and solar for first time

U.S. gets 10 percent of energy from wind and solar for first time | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The milestone is cause for celebration.
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Key Hampton Creek Leaders Fired for Shorting Sustainability Mission

Key Hampton Creek Leaders Fired for Shorting Sustainability Mission | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In our exclusive conversation, CEO Josh Tetrick outlines his efforts to keep his company laser-focused on efforts to eliminate the factory farm -- even at the expense of short-term profit.
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Solar paint produces hydrogen from sunlight and water vapor

Solar paint produces hydrogen from sunlight and water vapor | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The unique paint could provide clean power to homes at a low cost.
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Wasteful spending: City taking first step toward charging for garbage collection

Wasteful spending: City taking first step toward charging for garbage collection | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York aking first step toward charging for garbage collection
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City wants to turn parking lots into solar-power plants

City wants to turn parking lots into solar-power plants | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York City wants to turn parking lots into solar-power plants
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Climate change will deepen economic disparity in the U.S.

Climate change will deepen economic disparity in the U.S. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures will cause the poorest U.S. counties to suffer the most, even in the wealthiest nation in the world. Most are in the Southeast.
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Companies Pressed to Disclose More on Climate-Change Risk

Companies Pressed to Disclose More on Climate-Change Risk | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A panel of top financial institutions and firms has launched guidelines pushing for more information about the impact of global warming.
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A New Problem for Keystone XL: Oil Companies Don’t Want It

A New Problem for Keystone XL: Oil Companies Don’t Want It | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Keystone XL is facing a new challenge: The oil producers and refiners the pipeline was originally meant to serve aren’t interested in it anymore.
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Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule

Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The ruling, on a regulation to restrict emissions from new oil and gas wells, signaled that President Trump’s plans to simply delay environmental actions are likely to face an uphill battle.
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Diageo looks at packaging in innovation agenda

Diageo looks at packaging in innovation agenda | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Diageo says it will increase the use of alternative materials in packaging as part of its ‘innovation agenda’: particularly with attention to plastic packaging that meets its sustainable packaging commitments. 
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Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100

Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"It's coming at us faster than we thought."
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Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize

Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists are concerned over the cause of the rapid rise, which may indicate the world’s natural sponges that absorb carbon dioxide have changed.
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Global Apparel Industry Weaves Toward Transparency

Global Apparel Industry Weaves Toward Transparency | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A pact to improve garment factory working conditions worldwide was signed last month by the UN agency Better Work and the Fair Wear Foundation, the Amsterdam-based multi-stakeholder campaign group.
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EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board

EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scott Pruitt had already moved to replace much of the scientific review boards at the EPA with industry lobbyists. 


The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signa
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The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching.

The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity.
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