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Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize

Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists are concerned over the cause of the rapid rise, which may indicate the world’s natural sponges that absorb carbon dioxide have changed.
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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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Taking out trash: Luxury condo looks to be one of first in city to earn Zero Waste certificate

Taking out trash: Luxury condo looks to be one of first in city to earn Zero Waste certificate | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
565 Broome SoHo ooks to be one of first in NYC to earn Zero Waste certificate
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California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change

California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
California's landmark cap and trade program was approved with Republican votes, marking a significant shift in the GOP's position on climate change.
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19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more

19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Going plastic-free is the most ocean-friendly choice.
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Massive ice sheet breaks away from Antarctica

Massive ice sheet breaks away from Antarctica | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A iceberg weighing one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica, according to UK-based research team Project MIDAS.
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Circular Fiber Initiative Pushes Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

Circular Fiber Initiative Pushes Sustainability in the Fashion Industry | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Photo from ellenmacarthur.org This past Easter, New York City reached a high of 87 degrees, marking the holiday as the second hottest Easter in NYC. These warme
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Hampton Creek Leaps into the Laboratory Meat Sector

Hampton Creek Leaps into the Laboratory Meat Sector | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Building on its success marketing egg-free cookie dough and sandwich spreads, the Silicon Valley food technology pacesetter Hampton Creek plans to have have laboratory meat on the market by the end of 2018.
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Health Impacts of Climate Change Happening Now

Health Impacts of Climate Change Happening Now | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As policy makers, scientists, environmental activists and others work to convey the importance of climate change, some are beginning to focus less on saving the polar bears and more on global warming’s effect on human health. Doing this may enable organizations to garner more public support for their environmental initiatives.
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Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years - Environmental Leader

Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years - Environmental Leader | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic successfully dropped its CO2 emissions from more than 5.2 metric tons to slightly over 4 metric tons from a series of carbon savings initiatives including purchase of a multi-billion dollar fleet investment in Boeing 787 aircraft, single-engine taxiing, real-time weather technology to optimize flight planning, and rigorous weight management ... Read more »
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UPS Boosts Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Fuel, Power and Transport

UPS Boosts Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Fuel, Power and Transport | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UPS has announced various sustainability goals, including a significant increase to its fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles and a huge surge in renewable power generation by 2025.
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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

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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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3 California Communities Sue 37 Big Oil Firms For Climate Change Damages

3 California Communities Sue 37 Big Oil Firms For Climate Change Damages | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Marin and San Mateo Counties in Northern California and the City of Imperial Beach in San Diego County allege that the companies had foreknowledge that fossil fuel industries precipitated climate change and are responsible for covering the costs of adaptation and mitigation. 
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Wasteful spending: City taking first step toward charging for garbage collection

Wasteful spending: City taking first step toward charging for garbage collection | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York aking first step toward charging for garbage collection
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Climate change will deepen economic disparity in the U.S.

Climate change will deepen economic disparity in the U.S. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures will cause the poorest U.S. counties to suffer the most, even in the wealthiest nation in the world. Most are in the Southeast.
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Companies Pressed to Disclose More on Climate-Change Risk

Companies Pressed to Disclose More on Climate-Change Risk | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A panel of top financial institutions and firms has launched guidelines pushing for more information about the impact of global warming.
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A New Problem for Keystone XL: Oil Companies Don’t Want It

A New Problem for Keystone XL: Oil Companies Don’t Want It | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Keystone XL is facing a new challenge: The oil producers and refiners the pipeline was originally meant to serve aren’t interested in it anymore.
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Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule

Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The ruling, on a regulation to restrict emissions from new oil and gas wells, signaled that President Trump’s plans to simply delay environmental actions are likely to face an uphill battle.
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Diageo looks at packaging in innovation agenda

Diageo looks at packaging in innovation agenda | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Diageo says it will increase the use of alternative materials in packaging as part of its ‘innovation agenda’: particularly with attention to plastic packaging that meets its sustainable packaging commitments. 
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