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Harvard To Divest $42 Billion Endowment From Fossil Fuels After Years Of Student Protest

Harvard To Divest $42 Billion Endowment From Fossil Fuels After Years Of Student Protest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“This announcement is a massive victory for activists and for the planet,” Divest Harvard, a student- and alumni-led group, wrote.
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Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
India and China are the cheapest places to install rooftop solar, while the US, Japan and the UK are the most expensive.
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International Coastal Cleanup Report Reveals Staggering Reality of Recycling Crisis

International Coastal Cleanup Report Reveals Staggering Reality of Recycling Crisis | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The International Coastal Cleanup found that 69% of items collected over the past 35 years of cleanups are not recyclable.
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Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York - The New York Times

Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat.
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Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade Promises to End Wind Power Waste

Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade Promises to End Wind Power Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Major renewable energy companies are developing new technologies to recycle wind turbine blades, which typically end up in landfills.
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This roadmap shows how the U.S. can cut emissions in half by 2030

This roadmap shows how the U.S. can cut emissions in half by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
America is All In lays out how many emissions each sector of the economy needs to cut, and how we can achieve those goals.
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China's Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants

China's Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
China had been the subject of a pressure campaign by the United States and other G-7 nations to halt its overseas support of coal power plants.
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The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel

The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.
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Solar Could Be the Keystone of Biden’s Decarbonization Plans

Solar Could Be the Keystone of Biden’s Decarbonization Plans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study by the Department of Energy says that solar farms alone could produce enough electricity to power all of the homes in the U.S.
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Harvard To Divest $42 Billion Endowment From Fossil Fuels After Years Of Student Protest

Harvard To Divest $42 Billion Endowment From Fossil Fuels After Years Of Student Protest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“This announcement is a massive victory for activists and for the planet,” Divest Harvard, a student- and alumni-led group, wrote.
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Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism

Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Academic researchers say the fossil fuel industry engages in "discourses of delay" to divert attention away from the crisis.
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Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm

Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wildfires, heat, storms, and other disasters are dealing simultaneous blows to the US. Communities will have to prepare for more disaster pile-ups as climate change drives more extreme weather.
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Solar panels are a pain to recycle. These companies are trying to fix that.

Solar panels are a pain to recycle. These companies are trying to fix that. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new plant in France aims to extract silver from old solar panels to make recycling them worth the trouble.
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Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough?

Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reducing the use of scarce metals — and recycling them — will be key to the world’s transition to electric vehicles.
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How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action - The New York Times

How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.
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Google Flights adding environmental impact of users' travel

Google Flights adding environmental impact of users' travel | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Google unveiled a new feature on Wednesday that lets passengers factor in carbon emissions when booking air travel.
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More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions - The New York Times

More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Methane is the second-largest driver of global warming after carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say the promised cuts could help avert the worst consequences of climate change.
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How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List. - The New York Times

How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The recipe sounds simple: Improve drainage. Use plants, tanks and barriers to slow water. But it takes money and cooperation.
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New York City to be powered by the sun by 2025

New York City to be powered by the sun by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city hopes two new transmission lines will power 100% of city operations with clean and renewable energy
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Biden Administration Finalizes Rule To Slash Super-Pollutant HFCs

Biden Administration Finalizes Rule To Slash Super-Pollutant HFCs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The EPA rule targets an 85% reduction in hydrofluorocarbons, a class of potent greenhouse gases, by 2036.
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Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sinking seaweed could sequester a lot of carbon, but researchers are still grappling with basic questions about reliability, scalability and risks.
Eduardo Garcia's curator insight, September 22, 2:55 PM
This article stated the importance of gathering enough scientific data before implementing a coastal management plan. Many times implementing "carbon credits" or other preventative measures create unintended consequences with a host of new problems. The complexity of carbon sequestration through aquatic vegetation is much harder to monitor than terrestrial vegetation. However the industry for carbon sequestration has several prototypes currently running with predictive models on how to reduce our carbon footprint according to projected growth. 
Suzanne Bergantzel's comment, September 23, 9:14 PM
Great read! I'm all for doing what we can to alleviate the pressures causing climate change, but we NEED to do the research before we jump on a bandwagon. I love that this article points out the dangers of running forward without thinking about the consequences first.
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California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable - The New York Times

California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.
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How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere

How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Direct air capture plants, which draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, have the potential to slow down climate change. The largest plant yet that just came online in Iceland is an important test run for the new technology.
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Leaked IPCC Report: Behavior Change Does (And Does Not) Matter

Leaked IPCC Report: Behavior Change Does (And Does Not) Matter | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A leaked IPCC report debates the value of personal behavioral change in fighting climate change versus reducing "demand-side" emissions.
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Good news: The most popular material on Earth can store CO2

Good news: The most popular material on Earth can store CO2 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
More proof that we can fight global warming . . . but it’s going to require work.
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Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change

Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though separated by nearly 1,000 miles, these two extreme weather incidents are amplified by the same phenomenon: human-caused climate change.
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