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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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A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining - The New York Times

A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Metronome’s digital clock in Manhattan has been reprogrammed to illustrate a critical window for action to prevent the effects of global warming from becoming irreversible.
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Climate scientists are terrified of a second Trump term

Climate scientists are terrified of a second Trump term | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And climate change is only one of the reasons.
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The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission | Greenbiz

The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
to ensure we don’t go back to a broken system — an overheating, divided, unequal world — and build a resilient, equitable, healthy world in its place.
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Facebook and Google announce plans to become carbon neutral | Environment | The Guardian

Facebook and Google announce plans to become carbon neutral | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Firms join Apple and Microsoft in committing to put no excess carbon into the atmosphere
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Fire, Flood, Smoke, Cyclones: The Climate Crisis Is Everywhere

Fire, Flood, Smoke, Cyclones: The Climate Crisis Is Everywhere | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"It's going to keep getting worse,” one climate scientist warned.
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Cheaper air quality sensors arrived just in time for the climate catastrophe

Cheaper air quality sensors arrived just in time for the climate catastrophe | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Air quality sensors are more affordable than ever. More people are relying on data from sensors and maps from companies like PurpleAir as wildfires create horrendous air pollution across the West Coast of the US.
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How Climate Migration Will Reshape America - The New York Times

How Climate Migration Will Reshape America - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Millions will be displaced in the coming decades by fires, hurricanes, extreme heat and rising seas. Where will they go?
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Lawmakers push de Blasio for green-roof tax abatements

Lawmakers push de Blasio for green-roof tax abatements | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city’s roofs need to be a whole lot greener, according to state and city politicians. 

Comptroller Scott Stringer, State Senator John Liu and Assemblywoman Nily Rozick are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to issue an executive order implementing the new Green Roof Tax Abatement…
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COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One trend that has unmistakably emerged as a result of this global public health crisis has been a faster transition to renewable, clean energy.
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Seventh Generation's new line gets rid of all its plastic packaging

Seventh Generation's new line gets rid of all its plastic packaging | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Get ready to clean differently: For its new zero-plastic line, the natural cleaning supply company has also reinvented its products as powders instead of liquids.
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The Great Climate Migration Has Begun - The New York Times

The Great Climate Migration Has Begun - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New research suggests climate change will cause humans to move in unprecedented numbers. The Times Magazine partnered with ProPublica and data scientists to understand how.
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Progressive Mayors Missed The Chance To Remake Cities During Lockdown

Progressive Mayors Missed The Chance To Remake Cities During Lockdown | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Urban areas will need a major transformation to recover from COVID-19. So far, local leaders haven’t stepped up.
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Levi’s Launches Most Sustainable Jean Yet Made With Circulose

Levi’s Launches Most Sustainable Jean Yet Made With Circulose | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new jeans are made using organic cotton and Circulose, a material made from recycling worn-out old denim fabrics.
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California will require all passenger vehicles sold in the state be zero-emission by 2035

California will require all passenger vehicles sold in the state be zero-emission by 2035 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Wednesday requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles be zero-emission by 2035. The new order would be a huge boost for electric vehicles, and vehicles using alternative fuels like hydrogen, and could boost a sector that’s already surging in California. As an announcement from the California […]
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GE is getting out of the coal power business

GE is getting out of the coal power business | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
General Electric is one of the world's largest makers of coal-fired power plants. But now it plans to say goodbye to coal.
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Cargill joins regenerative agriculture movement, sets goal for 10 million acres - StarTribune.com

Cargill joins regenerative agriculture movement, sets goal for 10 million acres - StarTribune.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cargill says it can help farmers reduce risk in crucial early stages of regenerative farming practices.
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'Solastalgia' may describe your climate change-induced despair

'Solastalgia' may describe your climate change-induced despair | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An environmental philosopher coined the term solastalgia to describe the pain “experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault.”
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A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change - The New York Times

A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At a meeting last year, industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control
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Trump's rollbacks could add half an EU’s worth of climate pollution by 2035

Trump's rollbacks could add half an EU’s worth of climate pollution by 2035 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Unraveling rules covering vehicle emissions, methane and other greenhouse gases could add up to nearly 2 billion extra tons of carbon dioxide.
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How the climate crisis will crash the economy | Greenbiz

How the climate crisis will crash the economy | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The chickens are coming home to roost — and the economy is laying an egg.
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Cost of being eco-friendly and proliferation of plastic adds hurdles to reopening NYC restaurants

Cost of being eco-friendly and proliferation of plastic adds hurdles to reopening NYC restaurants | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Before Covid-19 struck, West-bourne, a vegetarian café in SoHo, was focused on two things: serving its roughly 250 guests per day and making sure that 14 hours of service generated, on average, only a single landfill-bound bag of trash.

Because of limited street frontage, West-bourne is not…
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Delaware transit agency to power electric buses with solar array

Delaware transit agency to power electric buses with solar array | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Delaware Transit Corporation will install the 60,000-square-foot array at its facility in Dover, where it will power the facility and charge electric buses.
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Kimberly-Clark, Henkel Join the US Plastics Pact, Commit to Major Packaging Reform

Kimberly-Clark, Henkel Join the US Plastics Pact, Commit to Major Packaging Reform | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Kimberly-Clark and Henkel today announced they have joined the US Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative rooted in four ambitious goals intended to create a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.
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Human consumption of the Earth's resources declined in 2020 | Environment | The Guardian

Human consumption of the Earth's resources declined in 2020 | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Covid-19 led to 9.3% reduction in humanity’s ecological footprint compared with same period last year
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Climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires

Climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Thousands of lightning strikes have sparked hundreds of fires across California, forcing thousands to evacuate.
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