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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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Grow your own: Urban farming flourishes in coronavirus lockdowns

Grow your own: Urban farming flourishes in coronavirus lockdowns | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus lockdowns are making city dwellers realise how crucial urban farms can be in feeding the urban population
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Can Engineers Build Floating Cities to Save Island Nations? - ASME

Can Engineers Build Floating Cities to Save Island Nations? - ASME | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sea level rise threatens cities across the globe. Engineers are looking at relocating infrastructure to buoyant buildings, or very large floating structures. What had once seemed like an exercise in extreme engineering now has taken on an edge of desperate necessity.

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'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city | Environment | The Guardian

'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With the cruise ships gone and the souvenir stalls closed, the coronavirus lockdown has transformed La Serenissima’s waterways
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COVID-19 may sport the thinnest silver lining: a cleaner climate

COVID-19 may sport the thinnest silver lining: a cleaner climate | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There is evidence of declining carbon emissions and improved air quality as societies lock down. Experts say potential stimulus funding could present an opportunity to perpetuate these changes.
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U.S. national parks waive entry fees to help people get outside

U.S. national parks waive entry fees to help people get outside | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Social distancing doesn't mean you can't go for a solitary hike in the wilderness.
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Distilleries, Perfume Brands Start Making Hand Sanitizer Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Distilleries, Perfume Brands Start Making Hand Sanitizer Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
We know good hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but panic-buying has left stores short on soap and hand sanitizer. Companies ranging from local distilleries to global luxury brands are stepping in to fill the gap.
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Bold Move for Dairy: Horizon Organic Joins the Carbon Positive Movement

Bold Move for Dairy: Horizon Organic Joins the Carbon Positive Movement | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Horizon Organic is pushing the envelope for the dairy industry with its goal to become carbon positive in just five years — by 2025.
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How America's wind power could triple by 2030 without using more land

How America's wind power could triple by 2030 without using more land | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New research looks at how it could get done.
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City declares climate emergency, actually means it and does something

City declares climate emergency, actually means it and does something | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Bristol's airport expansion gets cancelled in a shocking act of doing something meaningful to go carbon neutral.
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Can Solar Power Compete With Coal? In India, It’s Gaining Ground

Can Solar Power Compete With Coal? In India, It’s Gaining Ground | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Electricity from sunlight costs less to generate in India than from coal, a sign the clean-energy source will play a big role as developing nations build out their power grids. A driving force: China’s plunging solar-panel prices.
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Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change? - BBC Future

Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change? - BBC Future | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Real hope for the future of the climate can’t come from admiring the inspirational deeds of others – it has to be earned, writes Diego Arguedas Ortiz.
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World's carbon emissions flatline as rich nations ditch coal for wind and solar: IEA | Recharge

World's carbon emissions flatline as rich nations ditch coal for wind and solar: IEA | Recharge | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Global body says 2019 must be 'peak not a pause' and warns trend is in wrong direction in large parts of Asia
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Your Future Coffee Sweetener Could Come from Food Waste

Your Future Coffee Sweetener Could Come from Food Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This Dutch startup has a new approach to food waste: It takes apple and pear leftovers and turns them into a sugar substitute.
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Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing - The New York Times

Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The renewable-energy business is expected to keep growing, though more slowly, in contrast to fossil fuel companies, which have been hammered by low oil and gas prices.
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If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come With Climate Rules

If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come With Climate Rules | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The 2008 auto bailout led to stricter tailpipe emissions rules. In the “flight shame" era, shouldn’t the aviation industry buck up on fuel efficienc
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Coronavirus Crisis Shines Light On Sustainability In Global Pharma And Medical Supply Chain

Coronavirus Crisis Shines Light On Sustainability In Global Pharma And Medical Supply Chain | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Will the rush to meet medical and pharmaceutical demand for COVID-19 testing and treatment, lead to a secondary environmental challenge.
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There's an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet

There's an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Factories were shuttered and streets were cleared across China's Hubei province as authorities ordered residents to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It seems the lockdown had an unintended benefit — blue skies.
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Coronavirus pandemic triggers reduction in global air pollution

Coronavirus pandemic triggers reduction in global air pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers studying the declines say more lives may end up being saved from air quality improvements than are lost to the virus itself.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020

25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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Bringing Solar Power to New York’s Affordable Apartment Buildings – Next City

Bringing Solar Power to New York’s Affordable Apartment Buildings – Next City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“All of this is our version of what a Green New Deal looks like in operation.”
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It's time to say goodbye to our most ambitious climate target ever

It's time to say goodbye to our most ambitious climate target ever | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
For the last four years, avoiding 1.5 degrees of warming has been at the top of the climate agenda. But the goal is already out of reach. Where do we go next?
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Humans are producing a far larger share of methane emissions than we thought

Humans are producing a far larger share of methane emissions than we thought | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Humans are responsible for 25% to 40% more of the total share of methane emissions than previously estimated, according to a new study in Nature.The methane problem: Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases: about 28 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere, it’s responsible for about a quarter of global warming.
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Here’s where Jeff Bezos could start spending that $10 billion tackling climate change

Here’s where Jeff Bezos could start spending that $10 billion tackling climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday he would donate $10 billion to combat climate change, marking one of the largest individual philanthropic commitments ever to the crucial environmental challenge.The details: "This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs – any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world," Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post unveiling the Bezos Earth Fund.It appears he will donate the money to researchers and advocacy groups, rather than investing it into startups and other for-profit ventures tackling climate change, Axios reported.
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The Climate Crisis Is Threatening Bees. Here’s What's Helping To Save Them.

The Climate Crisis Is Threatening Bees. Here’s What's Helping To Save Them. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From supporting farmers to citizen science, communities are working to protect these vital pollinators.
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Bill targets single-use plastics in push to make manufacturers responsible

Bill targets single-use plastics in push to make manufacturers responsible | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Two congressional Democrats are planning to roll out legislation that would fight plastic pollution by banning certain types of single-use containers and requiring manufacturers to use more recycled content in
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