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Build a transparent face mask out of a soda bottle

Build a transparent face mask out of a soda bottle | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Industrial designer Mark Sanders shows us his new improved design.
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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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Can Working Remotely Lead Us to a Cleaner World?

Can Working Remotely Lead Us to a Cleaner World? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The quiet we hear and see in our cities compels us to wonder: would the environment be better off if across the world if working remotely became the norm?
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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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Pakistan turns unemployed workers into tree planters

Pakistan turns unemployed workers into tree planters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The country's ambitious reforestation project has received a surprise influx of laborers, thanks to coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Offers a Clear View of What Causes Air Pollution

Coronavirus Offers a Clear View of What Causes Air Pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With the coronavirus shutdowns, scientists are able to see what would happen to the planet if the world’s economy went on hiatus.
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What will events and experiential look like after lockdown?

What will events and experiential look like after lockdown? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To be in the business of events in 2020 is the equivalent of owning shares in Blockbuster back in 2010. Covid-19 has upended the way we live, work and socialise faster than you can say ‘Netflix and chill’, and the event industry has been hit hard. Really hard.
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Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock And Growing Plants Instead

Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock And Growing Plants Instead | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment.
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‘Tremendous Victory’ For Wildlife: Federal Judge Invalidates Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

‘Tremendous Victory’ For Wildlife: Federal Judge Invalidates Keystone XL Pipeline Permit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"There’s just no getting around the fact that Keystone XL would devastate communities, wildlife, and clean drinking water,” one group said.
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Lockdown-induced silence is a gift to scientists and wildlife

Lockdown-induced silence is a gift to scientists and wildlife | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers are able to detect and measure things they could not before, while many species flourish amid the silence.
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Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing - The New York Times

Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The renewable-energy business is expected to keep growing, though more slowly, in contrast to fossil fuel companies, which have been hammered by low oil and gas prices.
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If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come With Climate Rules

If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come With Climate Rules | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The 2008 auto bailout led to stricter tailpipe emissions rules. In the “flight shame" era, shouldn’t the aviation industry buck up on fuel efficienc
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Coronavirus Crisis Shines Light On Sustainability In Global Pharma And Medical Supply Chain

Coronavirus Crisis Shines Light On Sustainability In Global Pharma And Medical Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Will the rush to meet medical and pharmaceutical demand for COVID-19 testing and treatment, lead to a secondary environmental challenge.
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When The Waters Rise, How Will We Keep Schools Open?

When The Waters Rise, How Will We Keep Schools Open? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With at least 6,444 schools at high risk of flooding and families retreating to safer ground, educators struggle to serve those who stay.
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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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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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The Coronavirus and Our Future

The Coronavirus and Our Future | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
What felt impossible has become thinkable. The spring of 2020 is suggestive of how much, and how quickly, we can change as a civilization.
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Predicted To Fall Nearly 8% — Largest Decrease Ever : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Predicted To Fall Nearly 8% — Largest Decrease Ever : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Global energy demand, particularly for coal, is falling sharply this year, the International Energy Agency says. The drop is caused by weather patterns and COVID-19 shutdowns.
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These Face Masks for Cows Have Nothing to Do With Coronavirus - Bloomberg

These Face Masks for Cows Have Nothing to Do With Coronavirus - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A U.K.-based startup has a wearable device that it hopes will reduce cattle’s methane emissions by up to 60%.
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Analysis: Coronavirus set to cause largest ever annual fall in CO2 emissions

Analysis: Coronavirus set to cause largest ever annual fall in CO2 emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold at a staggering pace, decimating lives, livelihood
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Grow your own: Urban farming flourishes in coronavirus lockdowns

Grow your own: Urban farming flourishes in coronavirus lockdowns | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus lockdowns are making city dwellers realise how crucial urban farms can be in feeding the urban population
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Can Engineers Build Floating Cities to Save Island Nations? - ASME

Can Engineers Build Floating Cities to Save Island Nations? - ASME | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sea level rise threatens cities across the globe. Engineers are looking at relocating infrastructure to buoyant buildings, or very large floating structures. What had once seemed like an exercise in extreme engineering now has taken on an edge of desperate necessity.

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'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city | Environment | The Guardian

'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With the cruise ships gone and the souvenir stalls closed, the coronavirus lockdown has transformed La Serenissima’s waterways
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