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Solar Could Provide One-Sixth Of the World's Heating and Cooling

Solar Could Provide One-Sixth Of the World's Heating and Cooling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Solar could provide one-sixth of the world's heating and cooling needs by 2050, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
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Turning Haiti’s mountains of plastic garbage into high-tech printer gear

Turning Haiti’s mountains of plastic garbage into high-tech printer gear | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With innovative design and real-life recycling solutions, HP is helping to create new revenue streams for a struggling community in Haiti.
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UK now has more renewables capacity than fossil fuels

UK now has more renewables capacity than fossil fuels | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The country's onward march of low carbon energy shows no signs of stopping.
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The New MacBook Air is made from recycled aluminum. Is this a big deal?

The New MacBook Air is made from recycled aluminum. Is this a big deal? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sort of, but there is less to it than meets the eye.
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Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways. - The

Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways. - The | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With China refusing to be the world’s garbage dump, landfills absorb the plastic waste.
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Y Combinator plans to back carbon removal ventures

Y Combinator plans to back carbon removal ventures | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The prominent early-stage investor has invited startups exploring novel ways of sucking greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to apply for its accelerator program.
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WeWork is getting into workplace fashion with Rent the Runway

WeWork is getting into workplace fashion with Rent the Runway | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The office-space-rental company will open a network of clothing drop boxes in 15 locations
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Jamaica to ban plastic bags, straws and foam containers too

Jamaica to ban plastic bags, straws and foam containers too | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The island nation is the latest in a long line of places making a move against single-use plastic.
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Geoengineering Is Inevitable

Geoengineering Is Inevitable | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here’s what’s going to happen: Every year for the foreseeable future, scientists, activists, and citizens concerned about climate change will have a discussion in one form or another about geoengineering. There will be editorials and vague proposals in journals; there will be think pieces on the need not to do it, but to talk about it. These will increase in volume and urgency as our situation becomes ever clearer, perhaps starting right now, with the release of the latest and most dire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
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Why Hurricane Michael’s Power Caught Forecasters Off Guard - The New York Times

Why Hurricane Michael’s Power Caught Forecasters Off Guard - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Predicting the storm’s path was straightforward, but a number of factors contributed to its sudden intensification.
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First commercial flight partly fuelled by recycled waste lands in UK | Business | The Guardian

First commercial flight partly fuelled by recycled waste lands in UK | Business | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic flight from Orlando to Gatwick powered by blend of jet fuel and ethanol
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California Law Bans Straws From Restaurants Unless Customers Request Them

California Law Bans Straws From Restaurants Unless Customers Request Them | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new statewide law banning straws from restaurants goes into effect January 1, 2019. Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, and Ikea have already committed to eliminating straws
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The Environment's New Clothes: Biodegradable Textiles Grown from Live Organisms

The Environment's New Clothes: Biodegradable Textiles Grown from Live Organisms | 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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How Apple is trying to reduce e-waste with its new iPhones

How Apple is trying to reduce e-waste with its new iPhones | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Among the features on the iPhone Xs and Xr: recycled tin, recycled plastic, and bioplastic.
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Veja Sneakers Could Be World’s Most Sustainable — Here’s Why

Veja Sneakers Could Be World’s Most Sustainable — Here’s Why | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
French fashion brand Veja makes sneakers with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture that the founders say avoids chemicals and polluting processes. The distinctive kicks might just be the world’s most sustainable.
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Ocean Shock: The planet's hidden climate change beneath the waves.

Ocean Shock: The planet's hidden climate change beneath the waves. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Those rising temperatures are creating an epic underwater refugee crisis among marine life.
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A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A manufacturing trick with magnetic fields produces a battery that may discharge fast enough to get an aircraft off the ground.
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Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air - The New York Times

Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists are increasingly warning that cutting emissions isn't enough. We'll also have to take billions of tons of carbon out of the atmosphere.
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Why the sudden interest in ocean plastic?

Why the sudden interest in ocean plastic? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The uptick in awareness is unprecedented, and it's not just about feeling sorry for sea creatures.
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A solar movement grows in New York City

A solar movement grows in New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Panels are being installed atop affordable housing, brownstones, warehouses and post-war high-rises
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SodaStream ramps up bid to clean the world's dirtiest beaches | Daily

SodaStream ramps up bid to clean the world's dirtiest beaches | Daily | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Swathes of washed up plastic litter a paradise Caribbean island from designer flip flops, sun lotion and children's toys to cheap combs, toothbrushes, pens - items bought every day on the High Street.
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Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown | Environment | The Guardian

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Major study also finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population
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Is air pollution making you dumb?

Is air pollution making you dumb? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The link between air pollution and our general health is well proven. Large-scale research from China suggests that it may be affecting our brains too
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Bill Gates-led $1 billion energy fund makes first investments —

Bill Gates-led $1 billion energy fund makes first investments — | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's not often that the world's richest get together, agree on a public-good goal, and then set about finding ways to achieve it. The fund will spend $1 billion.
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