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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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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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The North Face aims to increase its circularity

The North Face aims to increase its circularity | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The outdoor recreation product company is expanding its Renewed recommerce program.
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Aerie has a new swimwear line made from recycled plastic

Aerie has a new swimwear line made from recycled plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This new line is part of a broader push by American Eagle to become more sustainable.
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US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief

US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, noted that awareness of the risks is growing and in "some good news", announcements of climate action by governments and the private sector are gathering steam. He was responding to a question on which countries and governments are responsible for the failure to improve the climate change situation.
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Terrified about global warming? Finally, here’s some good news

Terrified about global warming? Finally, here’s some good news | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Advances in science are making green energy cheaper, which could make it more efficient and mainstream.
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Guardian to ban advertising from fossil fuel firms | Media | The Guardian

Guardian to ban advertising from fossil fuel firms | Media | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Move follows efforts to reduce carbon footprint and increase reporting on climate crisis
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With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight - The New York Times

With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Builders will be forced to take climate change, including rising sea levels, into account to win government approval for projects.
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‘We all need to work together:’ SC Johnson, Brewers team up to take on plastic waste

‘We all need to work together:’ SC Johnson, Brewers team up to take on plastic waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
MILWAUKEE -- Last season, fans at Miller Park went through more than 1 million plastic cups. Officials hope a new partnership will not only address the plastic waste problem worldwide, but that other stadiums will follow suit.

SC Johnson and the Milwaukee Brewers are partnering up to address the plastic waste issue that every Brewers fan can be a part of.
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Microsoft will invest $1 billion into carbon reduction and removal technologies

Microsoft will invest $1 billion into carbon reduction and removal technologies | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The software giant plans to offset all the emissions it produced since 1975.
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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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Clif Bar Wants to Create a Compostable Wrapper

Clif Bar Wants to Create a Compostable Wrapper | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Long a sustainability leader, Clif Bar & Company recently announced that all of its packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
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Anti-solar panel can generate electricity at night, researchers say

Anti-solar panel can generate electricity at night, researchers say | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Solar panels generate electricity by taking in light, but what if you could generate electricity by putting out light?
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C&A Launches Groundbreaking Sustainable Denim

C&A Launches Groundbreaking Sustainable Denim | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
European fashion retailer C&A launched the world’s first denim fabric to achieve the highest level of Cradle to Cradle product sustainability certification—and it plans to open-source the methods it used.
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Everything You Need to Know About Sustainability at Super Bowl LIV

Everything You Need to Know About Sustainability at Super Bowl LIV | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. While you count down the hours before kickoff, take a few minutes to catch up on all things sustainability at Super Bowl LIV.
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“A Trillion Trees” is a great idea—that could become a dangerous climate distraction

“A Trillion Trees” is a great idea—that could become a dangerous climate distraction | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reforestation is critical for lots of reasons, but it’s no substitute for cutting emissions.
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Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast

Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic bricks made from plastic trash are building new schools in the Ivory Coast.
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10 Life Changes That Will Actually Make A Difference For The Environment | HuffPost Life

10 Life Changes That Will Actually Make A Difference For The Environment | HuffPost Life | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As wildfires dominate the news, experts suggest some of the best ways you can help the planet and combat climate change.
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