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The Plastic Invasion

The Plastic Invasion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic is Earth’s kryptonite. And it’s killing it and us fast. In fact, we are drowning in plastic. It’s everywhere. Sadly, plastic is a material the Earth can
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Arctic Temperatures Are Rising So Fast Computers Don't Believe They're Real

Arctic Temperatures Are Rising So Fast Computers Don't Believe They're Real | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An algorithm concluded a weather station in northern Alaska must have broken because it was reporting such high temperatures.
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Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain

Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale, ocean-bound plastics supply chain.
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Closed-Loop Recycling and the Far-Reaching Impact of Local Partnerships | Sustainable Brands

Closed-Loop Recycling and the Far-Reaching Impact of Local Partnerships | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In an innovative, closed-loop recycling partnership in northwestern Vermont, Champlain College sends sensitive paper waste materials to SecurShred, the shredded material is then baled and delivered to Essity’s mill, where it’s converted into the pulp used to make Tork brand 100% recycled paper hygiene products. Foley Distributing then picks up the Tork products and delivers them back to Champlain, where they are used in the campus’ restrooms and dining halls. A full circle.
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Dede's Green Scene: One Act for All

Dede's Green Scene: One Act for All | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Try to imagine a world where no Grey Wolves or African Elephants roam or Bald Eagles soar. There may be a time very soon when you don’t have to imagine, because
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Patagonia: ‘The President Stole Your Land’

Patagonia: ‘The President Stole Your Land’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House's plan comes to fruition.
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London mayor plans water fountains, refill stations to cut plastic bottle use

London mayor plans water fountains, refill stations to cut plastic bottle use | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The UK appears to be getting serious about single-use plastics.
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Home of Atlanta Falcons Flies High with LEED Platinum

Home of Atlanta Falcons Flies High with LEED Platinum | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons, is the first professional sports stadium in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
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What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks

What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.
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Drilling In America's 'Crown Jewel' Is Indefensible, Former Interior Officials Say

Drilling In America's 'Crown Jewel' Is Indefensible, Former Interior Officials Say | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be off limits, they say.
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Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017 As Coal Burning Increases

Fossil Fuel Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2017 As Coal Burning Increases | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This marks a major setback for those hoping climate change-causing pollution had peaked.
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Rogue U.S. Delegation Makes Huge Splash at COP23

Rogue U.S. Delegation Makes Huge Splash at COP23 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Last Saturday, the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 hosted a report launch with Michael R. Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown to reaffirm a commitment to aggressive climate action, with or without the American federal government.
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World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and production

World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and production | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And they are not alone...
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UK celebrates first "Plastic Free Coastline" community

UK celebrates first "Plastic Free Coastline" community | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nearly 100 other towns are working toward the same status.
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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard

The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It’s one of the dirtiest places in America. Former residents of Tar Creek, Oklahoma, want to know why Trump’s EPA chief didn’t prosecute allegations of wrongdoing during a federal buyout program.
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In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire

In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The recent cycle of drought and deluge in California led to major fire risk. Climate change makes that cycle worse.
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Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities

Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In the last two years, Cremona has increased the percentage of waste collected separately — necessary for recycling — from 53 percent to 72 percent.
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Global car manufacturing giants launch sustainable raw materials drive

Global car manufacturing giants launch sustainable raw materials drive | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Drive Sustainability partnership - made up of 10 firms including BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW - launches supply chain risk assessment initiative
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This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.
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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"It’s not too late to protect Nebraska’s families, farms, and communities from paying the same price,” a conservation group says.
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How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets

How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
More global firms are pledging to cut greenhouse-gas emissions as they seek to cut costs, draw investment or get ahead of new laws.
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Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gasses on Steroids’ to Enter Force

Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gasses on Steroids’ to Enter Force | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gasses, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.
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15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn of dire future for humanity

15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn of dire future for humanity | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Humankind is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere, the authors write.
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25 C40 Cities Commit to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050 | Sustainable Brands

25 C40 Cities Commit to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050 | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Just weeks after 12 C40 mayors signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration in an effort to curb air pollution and improve the quality of life for urban dwellers while tackling climate change, the mayors of 25 pioneering cities have pledged to develop and begin implementing more ambitious climate action plans by 2020, to deliver emissions-neutral and climate-resilient cities by 2050. The plans will ensure the cities deliver on their share of emissions reductions required to realize the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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