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What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico

What to Do About CO2? Try Stuffing It Into the Gulf of Mexico | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The gulf's seabed could be an ideal place to bury Texas' carbon emissions. The state is the sixth-highest emitter in the world, behind Germany.
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India to implement major single-use plastic ban on Oct 2

India to implement major single-use plastic ban on Oct 2 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This year, Gandhi's birthday will be marked by a national crackdown on six specific plastic items.
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TikTok and Conservation International Dove Into the #SaveOurOceans Challenge – Adweek

TikTok and Conservation International Dove Into the #SaveOurOceans Challenge – Adweek | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The app will donate $2 for every video uploaded with the hashtag, up to $100,000.
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How nanoparticles that harvest light could curb climate emissions

How nanoparticles that harvest light could curb climate emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Syzygy Plasmonics has raised nearly $6 million to produce a cleaner form of hydrogen, using a novel type of photocatalyst.
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Edible Vegan Seaweed Pods Are the New Soda Bottles

Edible Vegan Seaweed Pods Are the New Soda Bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Lucozade successfully trialed vegan seaweed pods at the 2019 London Marathon, it will continue exploring alternative packaging to tackle plastic pollution.
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Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires - Reuters

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires - Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
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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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The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change - Bloomberg

The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world must invest $1.8 trillion by 2030 to prepare for the effects of global warming. A new report said the payoff could be four times that.
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Recycling-technology startups find fertile ground in city’s garbage

Recycling-technology startups find fertile ground in city’s garbage | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Chris Graff, an Indiana native and manufacturing entrepreneur, was on his first visit to Governors Island when he spotted a set of Polywood-brand Adirondack chairs. Polywood is based in Syracuse, Ind., near Graff's former companies.

He knew the chairs had been made from recycled milk jugs that…
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A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals that have seen rapid deterioration in recent years due to climate change.
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Reducing Carbon Pollution Through Infrastructure

Reducing Carbon Pollution Through Infrastructure | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Investing in clean energy, transportation, buildings, industrial innovation, and more could cut more than 800 million metric tons of carbon pollution in 2030.
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Plastic Bottles for Public Transit: A Growing Trend

Plastic Bottles for Public Transit: A Growing Trend | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic bottles are now valid fare to ride the subway in Rome, Italy, but you’ll need 30 bottles to get enough credit for one trip.
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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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