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Recent Extreme Heatwaves Were Caused by Climate Change - Even Moderate Heat Has Doubled

Recent Extreme Heatwaves Were Caused by Climate Change - Even Moderate Heat Has Doubled | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European heatwave of 2003, the Russian heatwave of 2010, last year's record-breaking drought and heat in Texas? All climate change.
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How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List. - The New York Times

How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The recipe sounds simple: Improve drainage. Use plants, tanks and barriers to slow water. But it takes money and cooperation.
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New York City to be powered by the sun by 2025

New York City to be powered by the sun by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city hopes two new transmission lines will power 100% of city operations with clean and renewable energy
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Biden Administration Finalizes Rule To Slash Super-Pollutant HFCs

Biden Administration Finalizes Rule To Slash Super-Pollutant HFCs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The EPA rule targets an 85% reduction in hydrofluorocarbons, a class of potent greenhouse gases, by 2036.
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Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sinking seaweed could sequester a lot of carbon, but researchers are still grappling with basic questions about reliability, scalability and risks.
Eduardo Garcia's curator insight, September 22, 2:55 PM
This article stated the importance of gathering enough scientific data before implementing a coastal management plan. Many times implementing "carbon credits" or other preventative measures create unintended consequences with a host of new problems. The complexity of carbon sequestration through aquatic vegetation is much harder to monitor than terrestrial vegetation. However the industry for carbon sequestration has several prototypes currently running with predictive models on how to reduce our carbon footprint according to projected growth. 
Suzanne Bergantzel's comment, September 23, 9:14 PM
Great read! I'm all for doing what we can to alleviate the pressures causing climate change, but we NEED to do the research before we jump on a bandwagon. I love that this article points out the dangers of running forward without thinking about the consequences first.
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California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable - The New York Times

California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.
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How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere

How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Direct air capture plants, which draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, have the potential to slow down climate change. The largest plant yet that just came online in Iceland is an important test run for the new technology.
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Leaked IPCC Report: Behavior Change Does (And Does Not) Matter

Leaked IPCC Report: Behavior Change Does (And Does Not) Matter | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A leaked IPCC report debates the value of personal behavioral change in fighting climate change versus reducing "demand-side" emissions.
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Good news: The most popular material on Earth can store CO2

Good news: The most popular material on Earth can store CO2 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
More proof that we can fight global warming . . . but it’s going to require work.
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Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change

Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though separated by nearly 1,000 miles, these two extreme weather incidents are amplified by the same phenomenon: human-caused climate change.
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Biden EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Children

Biden EPA To Ban Chlorpyrifos, A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Children | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Trump administration refused to take the chemical off the market, ignoring the recommendation of Environmental Protection Agency scientists.
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The $3.5 trillion budget bill could transform the US power sector – and slash climate pollution

The $3.5 trillion budget bill could transform the US power sector – and slash climate pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But the key measure, the Clean Electricity Payment Program, will face tough tests in the real world – if it passes at all.
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EXPLAINER: Western states face first federal water cuts

EXPLAINER: Western states face first federal water cuts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought.
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These 6 countries are most likely to survive a climate change-caused societal collapse

These 6 countries are most likely to survive a climate change-caused societal collapse | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If you have ever considered your zombie apocalypse survival plan, you've almost certainly concluded that the best place to be to survive the end-of-the-world event is somewhere isolated, and preferably surrounded by water. As it turns out, science…
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This roadmap shows how the U.S. can cut emissions in half by 2030

This roadmap shows how the U.S. can cut emissions in half by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
America is All In lays out how many emissions each sector of the economy needs to cut, and how we can achieve those goals.
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China's Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants

China's Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
China had been the subject of a pressure campaign by the United States and other G-7 nations to halt its overseas support of coal power plants.
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The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel

The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.
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Solar Could Be the Keystone of Biden’s Decarbonization Plans

Solar Could Be the Keystone of Biden’s Decarbonization Plans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study by the Department of Energy says that solar farms alone could produce enough electricity to power all of the homes in the U.S.
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Harvard To Divest $42 Billion Endowment From Fossil Fuels After Years Of Student Protest

Harvard To Divest $42 Billion Endowment From Fossil Fuels After Years Of Student Protest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“This announcement is a massive victory for activists and for the planet,” Divest Harvard, a student- and alumni-led group, wrote.
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Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism

Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Academic researchers say the fossil fuel industry engages in "discourses of delay" to divert attention away from the crisis.
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Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm

Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wildfires, heat, storms, and other disasters are dealing simultaneous blows to the US. Communities will have to prepare for more disaster pile-ups as climate change drives more extreme weather.
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Solar panels are a pain to recycle. These companies are trying to fix that.

Solar panels are a pain to recycle. These companies are trying to fix that. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new plant in France aims to extract silver from old solar panels to make recycling them worth the trouble.
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Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough?

Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reducing the use of scarce metals — and recycling them — will be key to the world’s transition to electric vehicles.
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How the world already prevented far worse warming this century

How the world already prevented far worse warming this century | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Montreal Protocol was designed to heal the ozone layer. It may have also fended off several degrees of warming—and a collapse of forests and croplands.
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Unchecked Climate Change Will Be Hell On Outdoor Workers

Unchecked Climate Change Will Be Hell On Outdoor Workers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new analysis forecasts the number of U.S. outdoor sector workdays and annual earnings that could be lost if the world fails to slow global warming.
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Carbon Removal Could Be Our Last Option But the Tech Isn’t Ready

Carbon Removal Could Be Our Last Option But the Tech Isn’t Ready | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If we fail to drastically reduce carbon emissions, we will need to rely on unproven carbon dioxide removal technologies to extract carbon from the atmosphere
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