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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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Verizon, Infosys, Reckitt Benckiser join Amazon's Climate Pledge initiative | Greenbiz

Verizon, Infosys, Reckitt Benckiser join Amazon's Climate Pledge initiative | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Swell of support for Amazon's Climate Pledge comes as the tech behemoth announces that it has joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which will requires it to commit to setting emissions targets in line with the Paris Agreement's goals.
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$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN | Environment | The Guardian

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A fast growing mountain of toxic e-waste is polluting the planet and damaging health, says new report
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The World's Richest 10% Emit up to 43% of the Carbon

The World's Richest 10% Emit up to 43% of the Carbon | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Study finds rich people produce more CO2 emissions – we need sufficiency, not efficiency.
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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan | Greenbiz

Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
History has shown us that government funding of visionary projects can have enormous positive outcomes.
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Is a Climate Pandemic the Future Reality?

Is a Climate Pandemic the Future Reality? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This pandemic has given us a glimpse of a climate-induced normal if global leaders don’t act to prevent a future climate crisis now.

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A Caribbean beach could offer a crucial test in the fight to slow climate change

A Caribbean beach could offer a crucial test in the fight to slow climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain.
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Goldman Sees $16 Trillion Opening as Renewables Pass Oil and Gas - BNN Bloomberg

Goldman Sees $16 Trillion Opening as Renewables Pass Oil and Gas - BNN Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
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World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert | Environment | The Guardian

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions
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Why we need broader coalitions to combat environmental racism and climate change

Why we need broader coalitions to combat environmental racism and climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, an architect of the Green New Deal, underscores the connections between the protests, pandemic, economic downturn and climate crisis.
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How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community | Greenbiz

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If you really want to be a part of the change, it’s time to get uncomfortable.
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When The Waters Rise, How Will We Keep Schools Open?

When The Waters Rise, How Will We Keep Schools Open? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
With at least 6,444 schools at high risk of flooding and families retreating to safer ground, educators struggle to serve those who stay.
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How Some Mississippi Teens Are Saving Their Town From Climate Change

How Some Mississippi Teens Are Saving Their Town From Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The ASEEDS Creek Rangers program is teaching kids why climate science is personal and empowering them to change their communities.
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Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 11.05.2020

Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 11.05.2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cities around the world have been at a standstill, trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. But with lockdown measures gradually lifting, places like Brussels are trying a new climate-friendly approach to mobility.
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Coronavirus accelerates global shift to cheaper, more sustainable renewable energy

Coronavirus accelerates global shift to cheaper, more sustainable renewable energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The fossil fuel economy, which motored happily through one century, is quickly running out of steam. Momentum is growing for renewable energy.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Natural Environment –

The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Natural Environment – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
  COVID-19 has transformed the world as we knew it. And although some of the changes won’t be clear until much later, other effects are already visible. One area vastly impacted by the pandemic is the environment. People in 216 countries, areas or territories have been directly impacted by COVID-19. And while humans ha
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COVID-19 killed the era of 'big' flying

COVID-19 killed the era of 'big' flying | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The A380 and Dreamliner were large luxury liners built for an era of mass travel. COVID-19 has put an end to that.
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House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan - Bloomberg

House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
House Democrats on Tuesday will issue an ambitious plan to combat climate change, a move intended to reassure their base of supporters but that’s sure to inflame opponents on the right.
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Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers  - Popular Information

Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers  - Popular Information | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is a special joint edition of Popular Information and HEATED, a climate newsletter by journalist Emily Atkin. HEATED is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the planet earth. Sign up HERE. Facebook is "aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist at Drexel University. “They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.”
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Amazon to Launch $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Clean Energy

Amazon to Launch $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Clean Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Amazon.com, criticized for its own environmental record, is launching a $2 billion internal venture-capital fund focused on technology investments to reduce the impact of climate change.
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Singaporean Researchers Turn To Shellfish And Fruits As Plastic Replacements

Singaporean Researchers Turn To Shellfish And Fruits As Plastic Replacements | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic has to be one of the least environmentally-friendly materials around. This is because they take forever before they can be broke
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Most Clean Energy Tech Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Goals

Most Clean Energy Tech Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Goals | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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How Covid-19 is helping solve one of the renewable energy's biggest problems | Recharge

How Covid-19 is helping solve one of the renewable energy's biggest problems | Recharge | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The inertia required to keep grids stable — in the past supplied by conventional power plant turbines — is falling as lower electricity demand increases how muc
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Build a transparent face mask out of a soda bottle

Build a transparent face mask out of a soda bottle | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Industrial designer Mark Sanders shows us his new improved design.
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Democrats’ new climate change policy platform could unite the left

Democrats’ new climate change policy platform could unite the left | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new platform aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while benefiting unions and fossil fuel workers.
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Can Working Remotely Lead Us to a Cleaner World?

Can Working Remotely Lead Us to a Cleaner World? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The quiet we hear and see in our cities compels us to wonder: would the environment be better off if across the world if working remotely became the norm?
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