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Fossil Fuel Supply Shortages Behind India's Largest Power Blackout Ever

Fossil Fuel Supply Shortages Behind India's Largest Power Blackout Ever | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is in addition to massive transmission losses due to corruption and outright theft, as well as the age of the electric grid itself.
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Circular Solutions: HP's New Display Is Made With Plastic Bottles From Haiti

Circular Solutions: HP's New Display Is Made With Plastic Bottles From Haiti | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new display contains plastic sourced from refuse collectors in Haiti, who earn a living by removing waste from ecosystems and waterways before it can reach the ocean—and it represents the next phase of HP's work in the circular economy.
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Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict

Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

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Researchers at Stanford and elsewhere also found climate change “substantially increased” the chance of armed conflict in a small portion of cases in the past century.

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Embarrassing shopping bags aim to shame people into using less plastic | Metro News

Embarrassing shopping bags aim to shame people into using less plastic | Metro News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A Canadian supermarket has produced plastic bags with embarrassing slogans to try and encourage people to use reusable bags instead.
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Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems.
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What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico

What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The gulf's seabed could be an ideal place to bury Texas' carbon emissions. The state is the sixth-highest emitter in the world, behind Germany.
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The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared

The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and other Democratic hopefuls are competing to deliver the most aggressive climate policy packages.
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France Moves To Ban The Destruction Of Unsold Luxury Goods In Favor Of Recycling

France Moves To Ban The Destruction Of Unsold Luxury Goods In Favor Of Recycling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The French government announced an end to the destruction of unsold non-food stock earlier this week, calling time on a practice that is common in the luxury retail sector. More than $730 million of returns and unsold inventory are routinely destroyed in an effort to maintain label exclusivity.
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13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why.

13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To avoid the worst risks of climate change, we need climate legislation that can harness the power of the whole economy to drive down emissions.
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Hudson River Park aims to curtail use of plastic items | abc7ny.com

Hudson River Park is going even greener - with a new initiative aimed at curtailing single-use plastic items.
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Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change

Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study finds that removing methane from the atmosphere, and converting it into carbon dioxide, could combat global warming.
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Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral ...

Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral ... | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
East Timor generates about 70 tonnes of plastic waste each day, most of which is collected from beaches and urban areas, then burned in the open
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These flexible solar cells bring us closer to kicking the fossil-fuel habit

These flexible solar cells bring us closer to kicking the fossil-fuel habit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Perovskite solar panels can be produced in rolls by coating liquid on to plastic, like printing newspapers
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Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Trudeau says Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The prime minister also mentioned holding companies responsible for the packaging waste they create.
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Sip, sparkle and drink: Kellogg's turns cereal waste into beer

Sip, sparkle and drink: Kellogg's turns cereal waste into beer | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The company teams up with Seven Brothers brewery to make beer from discarded Coco Pops and Rice Krispies.
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Six Flags is now one of world’s only solar-powered theme parks. Here’s why that’s huge.

Six Flags is now one of world’s only solar-powered theme parks. Here’s why that’s huge. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The popular amusement park in Jackson gets 98% of its electricity from a massive new solar power farm that recently went into operation. The news comes as Gov. Phil Murphy's administration pushes clean energy statewide.
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Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years.
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Humans ingest at least 50,000 plastic particles a year

Humans ingest at least 50,000 plastic particles a year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food is contaminated with plastic, which means it's going directly into our bodies.
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Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes

Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint.
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Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips to be banned in England starting April 2020

Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips to be banned in England starting April 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips will be banned in England starting in April of 2020, the government confirmed Wednesday.
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Brookfield's Loop partnership offers residents reusable containers for Clorox, Tide, Tropicana and Häagen Dazs, other household items

Brookfield's Loop partnership offers residents reusable containers for Clorox, Tide, Tropicana and Häagen Dazs, other household items | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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Beverage Giants Bank on Packaging-Free Bottle Filling Stations

Beverage Giants Bank on Packaging-Free Bottle Filling Stations | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Beverage giants are developing high-tech water refill stations that invite customers to refill their own bottles for free, with the option to purchase flavors and carbonation for small fees.
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Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment | Environment | The Guardian

Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’
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Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics

Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But there's a strange loophole for biodegradable plastics, which we know aren't much better.
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solar hits 2 million installations, will double in four years - Reuters

solar hits 2 million installations, will double in four years - Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There are now more than 2 million solar installations in the United States, a milestone reached just three years after hitting the 1 million mark, an industry trade group said on Thursday.
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