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Milan's Lush Vertical Forests Scale Up Like Skyscrapers

Milan's Lush Vertical Forests Scale Up Like Skyscrapers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How do you "green" a city that doesn't have adequate room for parks and greenspaces? If you are Stefano Boeri, Milan's innovative thinker, you plant upwards. His Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) has become a model for how to cut CO2 and add oxygen to densely packed cities.
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The Environment's New Clothes: Biodegradable Textiles Grown from Live Organisms

The Environment's New Clothes: Biodegradable Textiles Grown from Live Organisms | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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How Apple is trying to reduce e-waste with its new iPhones

How Apple is trying to reduce e-waste with its new iPhones | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Among the features on the iPhone Xs and Xr: recycled tin, recycled plastic, and bioplastic.
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More corporate giants pledge 100% renewables

More corporate giants pledge 100% renewables | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sony, McKinsey & Company, Royal Bank of Scotland and WeWork are all committing to going all-out for clean energy.
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Fungi could solve plastic crisis, scientists say

Fungi could solve plastic crisis, scientists say | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they may have found an unlikely ally in the fight against plastic pollution -- fungi.
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By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change

By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But a big economic transformation now could bring 65 million jobs and save 700,000 from early death linked to air pollution, says a new report.
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Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue

Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new 'snap packs' will reduce plastic waste by 75 percent.
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Pope decries "emergency" of plastics littering world's seas

Pope decries "emergency" of plastics littering world's seas | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians …
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How Walmart Plans To Reach Zero-Waste by 2025

How Walmart Plans To Reach Zero-Waste by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Walmart’s current goal is to achieve zero waste in their Canada, Japan, UK, and US operations by 2025. The retailer’s 2018 sustainability report says that by the end of last year, Walmart had diverted 81% of its US waste from landfills, and 78% globally. Here’s a closer look at the company’s approach.
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Flint water crisis: How AI is finding thousands of hazardous pipes

Flint water crisis: How AI is finding thousands of hazardous pipes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is helping to find the thousands of lead pipes responsible for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
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Kansans drank contaminated water for years and weren’t told | The Wichita Eagle

Kansans drank contaminated water for years and weren’t told | The Wichita Eagle | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Twice the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has discovered contaminated groundwater in and near Wichita, then sat on the information for years.
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70% of Americans think the environment is more important than economic growth

70% of Americans think the environment is more important than economic growth | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Turns out, environmental issues are not about awareness. People get it.
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EPA Proposal To Gut Obama-Era Coal Plant Rule Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths Per Year

EPA Proposal To Gut Obama-Era Coal Plant Rule Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths Per Year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long-stalled Clean Power Plan never took effect, but the rule to replace it could cripple future efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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Recuperating power: Charging a prototype Audi e-tron with kinetic energy

Recuperating power: Charging a prototype Audi e-tron with kinetic energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The battery has a range of 248.5 miles with the help of regenerative braking.
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Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces - Recycling

Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces - Recycling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
OF ALL the plastic produced since the 1950s, less than 10% has been recycled. The vast majority ends up being dumped, most of it in landfill. Some is left to litter the natural environment, where it can get into rivers and wash out into the sea (see article).
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Green number plates ‘could boost sales of electric cars’ in UK | Environment | The Guardian

Green number plates ‘could boost sales of electric cars’ in UK | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Behavioural insights unit proposes new colour for registration plates to help ‘normalise the idea of clean vehicles’
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California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world

California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
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United Airlines ditches plastic straws, cocktail picks

United Airlines ditches plastic straws, cocktail picks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
United Airlines bans plastic straws and picks in effort to eliminate waste and address global concerns over pollution and threats to wildlife.
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California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world

California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
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Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively
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Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those stores a
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In 2017, four US states generated more than 30% of their electricity from wind

In 2017, four US states generated more than 30% of their electricity from wind | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The cost of wind power contracts has fallen to $20 per megawatt-hour since 2009.
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California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Mandating Only Carbon-Free Power By 2045

California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Mandating Only Carbon-Free Power By 2045 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The state is expected to become the biggest economy on Earth to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity.
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Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? | Children's Health Initiative

Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? | Children's Health Initiative | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG.
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