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These are all the companies participating in the climate strike

These are all the companies participating in the climate strike | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
On September 20, people around the world will stop work to focus attention on the climate crisis. To support them, many businesses are shutting down or giving workers time off to protest.
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The UK just got more power from renewables than fossil fuels for the first time

The UK just got more power from renewables than fossil fuels for the first time | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The news: In the third quarter of this year 40% of the UK’s electricity came from renewables like wind, biomass, and solar, while fossil fuels—virtually all gas in the UK’s case—made up 39%, according to climate change analysts Carbon Brief.
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U.N. urges action as finds farmers losing up to a fifth of ...

U.N. urges action as finds farmers losing up to a fifth of ... | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Central and southern Asia have the highest level of food losses of 20% followed by northern America and Europe at more than 15%
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New York City's plan for Governors Island: A climate change 'laboratory'

New York City's plan for Governors Island: A climate change 'laboratory' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city plans to turn part of the 172-acre Governors Island south of Manhattan into a “living laboratory” for studying and coping with the effects of climate change, The New York Times reported Sunday.
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Absolut raises a glass to recycling with limited-edition bottle

Absolut raises a glass to recycling with limited-edition bottle | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Absolut has vowed not to bottle its responsibility toward minimizing packaging waste with the launch of a limited-edition design made from 41% recycled glass – the same as its existing range.
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Solar panel mandate: Elrich to propose for Montgomery County - The

Solar panel mandate: Elrich to propose for Montgomery County - The | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says he wants to require solar panels on new homes by 2022.
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How climate activists cope with the rising environmental cost of flying

How climate activists cope with the rising environmental cost of flying | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Flying as a mode of travel has swiftly overtaken plastic straws as the latest environmental faux pas, creating scandals in the press, coining new vocabulary in Sweden, and prompting leading experts to seriously take a look at the carbon footprint of their travel plans.
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17 States Sue To Block Trump's Endangered Species Act Rollback

17 States Sue To Block Trump's Endangered Species Act Rollback | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The lawsuit comes one month after a legal challenge from environmental groups.
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Nike opens new distribution center running on 100% renewable energy

Nike opens new distribution center running on 100% renewable energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The 1.5-million-square-foot center is located in Ham, Belgium, expanding the company's existing European Logistics Campus on the site.
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McDonald's Is Testing Plastic-Free Concept Stores

McDonald's Is Testing Plastic-Free Concept Stores | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wooden spoons and edible condiment cups replace less eco-friendly options at "Better McDonald's" locations.
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New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change

New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York City has a $20 billion plan to protect itself from climate change
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New York City schools will excuse students to participate in climate strikes

New York City schools will excuse students to participate in climate strikes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The NYC Department of Education has promised no repercussions for skipping class on September 20.
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Patagonia will close stores for Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20

Patagonia will close stores for Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CEO Rose Marcario says the move will show solidarity for the young people who are striking for climate action.
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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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California bans hotels from using tiny plastic bottles

California bans hotels from using tiny plastic bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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Ocean Cleaning Device Succeeds in Removing Plastic for the First Time

Ocean Cleaning Device Succeeds in Removing Plastic for the First Time | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An enormous floating device designed by Dutch scientists for the non-profit Ocean Cleanup successfully captured and removed plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ocean Cleanup has been hard at work on creating a device to attack the plastic waste crisis for seven years, by creating a device that captures plastic in its fold like a giant arm
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100% would be better :-)  -- Coca-Cola creates sample bottles from recycled marine plastics

100% would be better :-)  -- Coca-Cola creates sample bottles from recycled marine plastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled its first sample bottles made using recovered and recycled marine plastics.
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Recycling rates improve when people know what items will become

Recycling rates improve when people know what items will become | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Jeans into insulation, plastic bottles into coats – details like this make people more inclined to use the blue bin.
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Calls Grow for Urgent Action on Ocean Plastic Crisis

Calls Grow for Urgent Action on Ocean Plastic Crisis | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The private sector has been stepping up, but urgent action is still needed to address the ocean plastic crisis, NGOs say.
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Plastic tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles into the cup

Plastic tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles into the cup | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Making a cup of tea with a plastic teabag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles in a single cup
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Global sea levels are rising even faster than predicted, warns the UN’s climate committee

Global sea levels are rising even faster than predicted, warns the UN’s climate committee | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sea levels could be around a meter (3.3 feet) higher and the Arctic could be ice-free in the summer by 2100, the UN’s climate science committee has concluded.Sea-level fears: This is 10 centimeters  (3.9 inches) higher than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted six years ago.
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IKEA’s retail arm is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy —

IKEA’s retail arm is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy — | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world's largest furniture manufacturer is going off grid.
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HP Launches World’s First PC with Ocean-Bound Plastic

HP Launches World’s First PC with Ocean-Bound Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As the world struggles with 86 million metric tons of ocean-bound plastic, HP announced it is taking another step to keep plastic bottles out of the oceans.
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These are all the companies participating in the climate strike

These are all the companies participating in the climate strike | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
On September 20, people around the world will stop work to focus attention on the climate crisis. To support them, many businesses are shutting down or giving workers time off to protest.
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Bill Gates says it’s time to redirect solar and wind subsidies. Is he right?

Bill Gates says it’s time to redirect solar and wind subsidies. Is he right? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It’s time to redirect government subsidies supporting solar and wind farms toward clean technologies that can’t yet compete on their own, according to Bill Gates.
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Bill Gates, Ban Ki-Moon Launch $1.8 Trillion Climate Resilience Roadmap

Bill Gates, Ban Ki-Moon Launch $1.8 Trillion Climate Resilience Roadmap | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As Climate Week draws near, Bill Gates and former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have mapped out a $1.8 trillion blueprint to bolster climate resilience worldwide.
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