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Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest - The New York Times

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A series of droughts with little recovery time in the intervals has pushed millions to the edge of survival in the Horn of Africa.
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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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Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum in UK first

Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum in UK first | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Frozen food giant Iceland has today (August 1) launched a range of plastic-free chewing gum, making it the first supermarket in the UK to offer a biodegradable alternative. - edie news centre
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The Great Ocean Cleanup Begins

The Great Ocean Cleanup Begins | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at a disgusting rate. Now, a Dutch entrepreneur who previously made headlines with his plans – is ready to launch his clean-up system this year.
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These are the most sustainably powered cities in the U.S.

These are the most sustainably powered cities in the U.S. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
San Francisco and Seattle–shocker–top the list.
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These sandals replace petroleum with sugarcane. How smug can I be about wearing them?

These sandals replace petroleum with sugarcane. How smug can I be about wearing them? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
What to know about Allbirds' new sandals, from field to flip-flop.
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An all-women 'eXXpedition' into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

An all-women 'eXXpedition' into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A sailing trip tries to navigate a sea change in ocean plastic.
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5 ways plastic straws may be bad for your body

5 ways plastic straws may be bad for your body | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If helping the environment isn't a good enough reason for you, then consider your health.
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Climate change could drive tens of thousands of additional suicides in North America

Climate change could drive tens of thousands of additional suicides in North America | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Stanford and Berkeley scientists found that suicides, as well as depressive language on Twitter, rise as temperatures do.
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The Great Lakes are filling up with plastic

The Great Lakes are filling up with plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic is often thought of as an ocean contaminant, but it's in our freshwater lakes, too.
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Supersonic Jets For The Ultra Rich Could Be A Climate Change Disaster

Supersonic Jets For The Ultra Rich Could Be A Climate Change Disaster | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The revival of the futuristic planes threatens "large environmental consequences," a new report finds.
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Marriott to Eliminate Plastic Straws From Its Hotels by 2019

Marriott to Eliminate Plastic Straws From Its Hotels by 2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year
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Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian

Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bill passed by parliament means more than €300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold ‘as soon as practicable’
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HP links $700 million in revenue to sustainability strategy

HP links $700 million in revenue to sustainability strategy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
More of the tech giant’s commercial and consumer customers are scrutinizing its products and its circular economy processes.
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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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This Small Caribbean Island Is Waging A Big War Against Plastic

This Small Caribbean Island Is Waging A Big War Against Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dominica's government plans to ban plastic and styrofoam food containers and utensils by 2019.
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Reebok Launches Vegan Corn and Cotton Sustainable Sneakers

Reebok Launches Vegan Corn and Cotton Sustainable Sneakers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reebok launched vegan sneakers made from sustainable plant-based materials like corn and cotton; the new shoes are available in unisex sizing and one color
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Disney promises to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cups and more

Disney promises to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cups and more | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And what Disney does, little kids want to emulate! This could be big.
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The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia's Peace Deal

The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia's Peace Deal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“We’re the first generation to live in peace in Colombia, but we are destroying our most biodiverse ecosystem.”
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Material made from crab shells and tree fibers to replace plastic food packaging - UPI.com

Material made from crab shells and tree fibers to replace plastic food packaging - UPI.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new material made from crab shells and tree fibers.
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Scientists created mutant bacteria that collect solar power on cloudy days

Scientists created mutant bacteria that collect solar power on cloudy days | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Move over, regular solar panels.
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Renewable energy: Europe keeps setting new records and killing off coal —

Renewable energy: Europe keeps setting new records and killing off coal — | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This week, two of the biggest economies in Europe set new records for clean energy. The UK's electrical grid has not burned any coal for about 1,000 hours so far this year. Though it's just a symbolic achievement, the pace at which the UK is reaching such figures shows the pace of the energ
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In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable - The New York Times

In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In cities that are already scorching hot, temperatures and humidity levels are rising to levels that the human body simply can’t tolerate, researchers warn.
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Adidas pledges to ditch 'virgin' plastics by 2024 - UPI.com

Adidas pledges to ditch 'virgin' plastics by 2024 - UPI.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Shoe and apparel manufacturer Adidas pledged Monday to cut out 'virgin' plastic from all its shoes and sportswear by 2024.
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American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers

American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The airline's lounges will soon feature compostable straws and bamboo stir sticks.
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