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2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This marks the third consecutive year of record-high global temperatures.
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Eileen Fisher wants to reach younger consumers through recycled fashion - Digiday

Eileen Fisher wants to reach younger consumers through recycled fashion - Digiday | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Renew program, the details of which are on display at a gallery in Brooklyn, asks for customers' old Eileen Fisher clothing back, then either resells them used or breaks down the fabric into new garments.
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Patagonia launches Worn Wear, an online store for used gear

Patagonia launches Worn Wear, an online store for used gear | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The pop-up events were so successful that the outdoor clothing retailer has made them permanent.
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The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord

The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nicaragua, which refused to sign in protest of a weak global climate agreement, says it’s now joining.
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Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
China’s failure to bring air quality up to global standards is shaving years off the lives of its citizens: 3½ years on average, to be precise.
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China's 'sponge cities' aim to reuse most rainwater

China's 'sponge cities' aim to reuse most rainwater | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's an ambitious plan to arrest urban flooding, but can it overcome local constraints?
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Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic

Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by plastic particles, according to a recent study.
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Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise -- New Proof

Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise -- New Proof | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world's sea level rise can be directly attributed to emissions from fossil fuel producers. And they name names too.
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Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain

Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mars Inc. backd up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next several years.
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Australia generates enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes

Australia generates enough renewable energy to power 70% of homes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
That number will rise to almost 100 percent in just a few years.
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Lab-grown meat company raises $17m in funding

Lab-grown meat company raises $17m in funding | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Cargill—who hasn't invested in Memphis Meats at this point?
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Patagonia’s First TV Ad Buy Urges Support for Public Lands

Patagonia’s First TV Ad Buy Urges Support for Public Lands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Patagonia purchased television airtime. The company will run ads in Montana, Utah and Nevada, states where activists say national monuments are under threat.
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Northeast States Just Delivered A ‘Major Victory’ Against Climate Change

Northeast States Just Delivered A ‘Major Victory’ Against Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The country’s only regional cap-and-trade market set bold, new targets that fly in the face of the Trump administration’s assault on climate policies.
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Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters - Environmental Leader

Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters - Environmental Leader | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Two anaerobic food digesters will reduce trash bills for the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. By using the digesters to break down organic trash, the casino will reduce its monthly trash load by 20 to 30 tons, according to LehighValleyLive.com. The food digesters use microorganisms to break leftover food ... Read more »
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Toxic Numbers Adding Up In Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

Toxic Numbers Adding Up In Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US EPA has been releasing little information on the toxic impact of Hurricane Harvey, but the Coast Guard is adding up the numbers -- and sharing them.
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Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Promoting Paris Accord, Cites ‘Stark Reality’ of Global Warming

Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Promoting Paris Accord, Cites ‘Stark Reality’ of Global Warming | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on world leaders to build clean economies to help tackle climate change, seeking to bolster support for the Paris agreement that the U.S. wants to renegotiate or leave.
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New York City aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions from buildings

New York City aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions from buildings | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The building standards come as New York attempts to abide by the Paris climate deal.
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Wow! Hurricane Irma stripped the green right off these islands

Wow! Hurricane Irma stripped the green right off these islands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NASA images show the remarkable transformation from verdant to bare as the northern Caribbean's vegetation proved no match for the storm.
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Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: 'Man Is Stupid'

Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: 'Man Is Stupid' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“When you don’t want to see, you don’t see," the pope says while flying over the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.
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France plans to end all fossil fuel production by 2040

France plans to end all fossil fuel production by 2040 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Although somewhat symbolic, the new legislation coincides with the 2040 end of gas and diesel vehicle sales.
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Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe

Plastic particles found in most tap water samples across the globe | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US had the highest rate, with 94% of tap water samples taken from various sites around the country contaminated with plastic particles.
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Landfill to lifestyle: This line of furniture is made entirely from post-consumer waste

Landfill to lifestyle: This line of furniture is made entirely from post-consumer waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new entry to the eco-friendly furnishings market offers a collection of furniture and home accessories that comes with a bold set of standards.
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In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail

In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New rules that went into effect on Monday forbid the use of plastic grocery bags and call for prison and steep fines for anyone manufacturing or importing them.
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Abused Dogs and Cats Now Have a (Human) Voice in Connecticut Courts

Abused Dogs and Cats Now Have a (Human) Voice in Connecticut Courts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new law makes Connecticut the first state to allow judges to appoint legal advocates to represent animals’ interests in abuse cases. Others are watching its rollout closely.
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Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected data proving that Exxon Mobil Corp made "explicit factual misrepresentations" in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.
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