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Elliott Sclar Named One of 2018’s ‘Responsible 100’

Elliott Sclar Named One of 2018’s ‘Responsible 100’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The award from City and State NY recognizes socially responsible executives, thought leaders, visionaries and influencers.
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The Body Shop Tackles Food Waste with Upcycled Skin Care Products

The Body Shop Tackles Food Waste with Upcycled Skin Care Products | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Body Shop has infused ugly bananas and carrots into its Carrot Wash, Carrot Cream and limited edition Banana Body Butter formulations.
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U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act - The New York Times

U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.
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The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work)

The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work) | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Want to know how to reduce your carbon footprint? It's more complicated than you may imagine
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World Must Protect Land To Avoid Climate Disaster, New UN Report Warns

World Must Protect Land To Avoid Climate Disaster, New UN Report Warns | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Averting catastrophic warming requires rapid, global changes to land use and food production, the assessment says.
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Cloning giant redwoods could help combat climate change

Cloning giant redwoods could help combat climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive clones champion redwood trees, the biggest and tallest of their species, to preserve their genetics and to combat climate change.
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Hotel group eliminates mini toiletries

Hotel group eliminates mini toiletries | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
InterContinental Hotels Group says it will replace with bulk versions to cut down on plastic waste.
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Flip-flops to building blocks: Ivory Coast uses plastic ...

Flip-flops to building blocks: Ivory Coast uses plastic ... | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The factory will be the first of its kind in Africa and aims to produce enough plastic bricks to build 500 classrooms by 2021
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San Francisco International Airport banning plastic bottle sales

San Francisco International Airport banning plastic bottle sales | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The San Francisco International Airport, one of the largest airports in the country, announced it will ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles later this month.
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Asda uses 90,000 plastic bottles for car park resurfacing

Asda uses 90,000 plastic bottles for car park resurfacing | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Asda has utilised 90,000 plastic water bottles to resurface the car park of its Wakefield store as the grocer finds ways to recycle.
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Many Animals Can’t Adapt to Climate Change Fast Enough

Many Animals Can’t Adapt to Climate Change Fast Enough | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers find some species seem to be able to cope with global warming, but are still running out of time.
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Geoengineering is very controversial. How can you do experiments? Harvard has some ideas.

Geoengineering is very controversial. How can you do experiments? Harvard has some ideas. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new committee will consider the wisdom of outdoor experiments, and may set the stage for more.
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Judge’s Reply-All Attack On Climate Science Appears To Cost Him Seat On Climate-Related Case

Judge’s Reply-All Attack On Climate Science Appears To Cost Him Seat On Climate-Related Case | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
We all live in constant fear of the button. The one button that, if accidentally hit, can trigger a chain reaction of unending pain, unleashing impossible-to-contain horrors with the power to end life as we know it. We’re talking, of course, abou
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Scientists Astonished After Finding Microplastics In Arctic Snow

Scientists Astonished After Finding Microplastics In Arctic Snow | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic may be a significant source of air pollution, concluded a new study that shows how microplastics may be carried through winds and precipitation.
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Giving up just half your hamburgers can really help the climate

Giving up just half your hamburgers can really help the climate | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The bad news: to make really deep emissions cuts, most of us should probably go vegan.
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Styrofoam ban, in its 1st month of enforcement, sees 57 violations in NYC

Styrofoam ban, in its 1st month of enforcement, sees 57 violations in NYC | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
All of the violations were first time offenses, which carry a $250 fine. If a business or organization is cited a second time, the fine increases to $500. A third offense and above would result in a $1,000 fine.
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Here's The First American Airport Powered Entirely By Solar Energy

Here's The First American Airport Powered Entirely By Solar Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has announced the completion of a solar farm that can power 100% of its daily energy needs. It's the first airport in America to do so.
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The Impossible Burger is coming to a shop (and a Burger King) near you

The Impossible Burger is coming to a shop (and a Burger King) near you | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
US regulators have approved a key ingredient in Impossible Foods’ plant-based burger patties, clearing the way for them to go on sale directly to consumers.The news: The US Food and Drug Administration has ruled that soy leghemoglobin, a protein-based color additive used to make the Impossible Burger “bleed” like real meat, is safe, Reuters reports.
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Sorry, scooters aren’t so climate-friendly after all

Sorry, scooters aren’t so climate-friendly after all | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An Environmental Research Letters study finds that roughly two-thirds of the time, scooter rides generate more greenhouse gas emissions than the modes of transportation they replace.
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The U.S. Congress just held its first hearing on ESG issues. What's next?

The U.S. Congress just held its first hearing on ESG issues. What's next? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Five bills being floated in Washington would require public companies to reveal more about climate policies, political expenditures and human rights.
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Ever more countries are banning plastic bags - Daily chart

Ever more countries are banning plastic bags - Daily chart | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But the environmental impact of such measures is questionable
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A visual tour of packaging and products from ocean plastics

A visual tour of packaging and products from ocean plastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Examples from 2012 to today of marine plastic collected and repurposed ranging from bottles to printers and 3D-printing filament to footwear to housing panels and more.
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Scientists are leading the way in developing technology to save us from climate disaster 

Scientists are leading the way in developing technology to save us from climate disaster  | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At a time when it seems more likely than ever the planet is careening toward certain devastation, it's the scientists, the inventors, the innovator
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Why the Little Ice Age Doesn't Matter

Why the Little Ice Age Doesn't Matter | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
While parts of the world have warmed or cooled in the past, modern climate change is happening just about everywhere at the same time.
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