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EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board

EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scott Pruitt had already moved to replace much of the scientific review boards at the EPA with industry lobbyists. 


The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signa
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E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The agency’s political appointees pushed career staff members to draft an order rejecting a ban on a popular pesticide.
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Federal Scientists' Startling Climate Report Released Before Trump Can Bury It

Federal Scientists' Startling Climate Report Released Before Trump Can Bury It | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“Evidence for a changing climate abounds."
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If we all swapped beans for beef, we'd be close to 2020 US emission goals

If we all swapped beans for beef, we'd be close to 2020 US emission goals | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One single dietary change by Americans – and nothing else – could yield 46 to 74 percent of greenhouse-gas reductions pledged by Obama in 2009.
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There's Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Says Grim New Study

There's Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Says Grim New Study | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“If we want to avoid 2 degrees Celsius, we have very little time left. The public should be very concerned.”
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Earth Overshoot Day: Living Large in a Crowded World

Earth Overshoot Day: Living Large in a Crowded World | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of today, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given all the natural capital she can for this year. It may seem counter-intuitive at first. Obviously, we aren’t done with 2017 yet. How can we take more than the Earth makes, for decades on end?
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J.P. Morgan Taps Renewable-Energy Markets

J.P. Morgan Taps Renewable-Energy Markets | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
J.P. Morgan Chase is following rivals such as Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in seeking to tap renewable-energy markets by striking deals that offset its own power needs.
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Former VW Executive to Plead Guilty in Emissions-Cheating Case

Former VW Executive to Plead Guilty in Emissions-Cheating Case | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Former Volkswagen compliance executive Oliver Schmidt agreed to plead guilty in the U.S. to criminal charges stemming from his alleged role in the German auto maker’s yearslong emissions deception.
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Vail Resorts promises to eliminate emissions, waste and offset forest impact by 2030

Vail Resorts promises to eliminate emissions, waste and offset forest impact by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As Vail breaks the news, competitor Aspen clarifies the message: “You can sum up everything they just announced today as ‘Hey Trump, you need to take climate seriously and move on it.’ ”
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British retailer Tesco to detoxify clothing

British retailer Tesco to detoxify clothing | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Fashion brands from H&M to Benetton to Levi Strauss have committed to Greenpeace's initiative to detoxify the industry.
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Beef-Giant Canada Now Promoting a Plant-Based Diet

Beef-Giant Canada Now Promoting a Plant-Based Diet | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canada, one of the world's largest beef producers has issued new dietary guidelines in an effort to promote healthy eating. And beef is no longer on the menu.
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A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.
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Scientists Discover Way to Speed Up Oceanic Carbon Sequestration, to Fight Climate Change

Scientists Discover Way to Speed Up Oceanic Carbon Sequestration, to Fight Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology and University of Southern California believe they have found a way to bring oceanic carbon sequestration closer to reality, a discovery which may pave the way to reducing global warming emissions in the atmosphere.
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Impact Investment

Impact Investment | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Copyright: radiantskies / 123RF Stock Photo What is Impact Investing? Impact investment stands in the middle of a range, with philanthropic organizations on one
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Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The report directly contradicts Trump administration claims about global warming and concludes that temperatures have risen rapidly since 1980.
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In Sweltering South, Climate Change Is Now a Workplace Hazard

In Sweltering South, Climate Change Is Now a Workplace Hazard | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Workers laboring outdoors in southern states are wrestling with the personal and political consequences of a worsening environment.
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Endangered Wildlife Pushed Aside to Start Border Wall Construction

Endangered Wildlife Pushed Aside to Start Border Wall Construction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act gives the Department of Homeland Security immediate access to $12million in funding to build the first 15 miles of the border wall, some of which runs through areas with high concentrations of endangered species, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
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Top EPA official resigns and slams Pruitt, Trump: 'The truth is there is NO war on coal'

Top EPA official resigns and slams Pruitt, Trump: 'The truth is there is NO war on coal' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
While EPA head Scott Pruitt “reorganizes” the Environmental Protection Agency by moving funds away from actual science programs to fund his own personal security force and figuring out ways to turn the agency into a climate denial propagand
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Nations Will Start Talks to Protect Fish of the High Seas

Nations Will Start Talks to Protect Fish of the High Seas | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
After years of plunder, countries will begin treaty talks at the United Nations to create marine reserves in international waters.
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GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.

GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.
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For Farmers Without Land, a Long Island Lawn Will Do

For Farmers Without Land, a Long Island Lawn Will Do | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A couple is trying to grow a business by cultivating crops on land that homeowners usually mow.
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U.K. to Ban Sale of Diesel, Gasoline Vehicles by 2040

U.K. to Ban Sale of Diesel, Gasoline Vehicles by 2040 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The U.K. said it would ban the sale of cars powered by traditional internal-combustion engines by 2040, joining other European regulators in a bold push toward electric cars that remain unpopular in the mass market.
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Commercial property owners brace for city recycling crackdown

Commercial property owners brace for city recycling crackdown | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Commercial property owners brace for city recycling crackdown, with fines beginning at $100 per violation
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HP Transforms Plastic Bottles into Ink Cartridges and Economic Opportunities

HP Transforms Plastic Bottles into Ink Cartridges and Economic Opportunities | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
HP teamed up with Thread to make ink cartridges with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti. The initiative brings jobs to some of the world's most vulnerable populations.
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Opinion | I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.

Opinion | I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
I was reassigned to an unrelated job in the accounting office that collects royalty checks from fossil fuel companies.
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Closing the Loop in IT and Electronics

Closing the Loop in IT and Electronics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The E-Waste Problem The United States threw away a whopping 41.8 million tons of electronic waste in 2014, of which only 12% was recycled properly. Considering
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