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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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Jamaica to ban plastic bags, straws and foam containers too

Jamaica to ban plastic bags, straws and foam containers too | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The island nation is the latest in a long line of places making a move against single-use plastic.
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Geoengineering Is Inevitable

Geoengineering Is Inevitable | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here’s what’s going to happen: Every year for the foreseeable future, scientists, activists, and citizens concerned about climate change will have a discussion in one form or another about geoengineering. There will be editorials and vague proposals in journals; there will be think pieces on the need not to do it, but to talk about it. These will increase in volume and urgency as our situation becomes ever clearer, perhaps starting right now, with the release of the latest and most dire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
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Why Hurricane Michael’s Power Caught Forecasters Off Guard - The New York Times

Why Hurricane Michael’s Power Caught Forecasters Off Guard - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Predicting the storm’s path was straightforward, but a number of factors contributed to its sudden intensification.
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First commercial flight partly fuelled by recycled waste lands in UK | Business | The Guardian

First commercial flight partly fuelled by recycled waste lands in UK | Business | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic flight from Orlando to Gatwick powered by blend of jet fuel and ethanol
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California Law Bans Straws From Restaurants Unless Customers Request Them

California Law Bans Straws From Restaurants Unless Customers Request Them | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new statewide law banning straws from restaurants goes into effect January 1, 2019. Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, and Ikea have already committed to eliminating straws
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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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SodaStream ramps up bid to clean the world's dirtiest beaches | Daily

SodaStream ramps up bid to clean the world's dirtiest beaches | Daily | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Swathes of washed up plastic litter a paradise Caribbean island from designer flip flops, sun lotion and children's toys to cheap combs, toothbrushes, pens - items bought every day on the High Street.
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Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown | Environment | The Guardian

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Major study also finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population
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Is air pollution making you dumb?

Is air pollution making you dumb? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The link between air pollution and our general health is well proven. Large-scale research from China suggests that it may be affecting our brains too
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Bill Gates-led $1 billion energy fund makes first investments —

Bill Gates-led $1 billion energy fund makes first investments — | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's not often that the world's richest get together, agree on a public-good goal, and then set about finding ways to achieve it. The fund will spend $1 billion.
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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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