Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors
Environmental News

Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors

The last few years have seen many cities ban plastic bags, plastic straws, and other common forms of waste, giving environmentally conscious alternatives a huge boost — among them Loliware, purveyor of fine disposable goods created from kelp. Huge demand and smart sourcing has attracted a big first funding round. I covered Loliware early on…

Report: India Prime Minister Proposes Helping the Coal Industry Survive Amid Climate Crisis
Green Energy

Report: India Prime Minister Proposes Helping the Coal Industry Survive Amid Climate Crisis

Photo: GettyCoal may continue to reign in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed to skip a carbon tax on this dangerous fossil fuel, according to documents Reuters reviewed. Given how urgent the climate crisis is becoming, the world simply cannot afford any more handouts to the coal industry.That’s especially true for India. The country…

What is climate change?
Climate Change

What is climate change?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOur Planet Matters: Climate change explainedScientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet.Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. So, what do we know about the Earth’s changing climate?What is…