From Pond Scum to Product: The Chemistry of Algae
Algae are plant-like organisms that range in color and size, from microscopic phytoplankton to gigantic kelp forests. Algae produce most of the oxygen on earth. They are also key ingredients for many of our everyday products.
Fighting Climate Change One Meal at a Time
Beth Zotter’s Umaro Foods claims algae is the future of abundant, sustainable protein. Learn about Beth's journery, and Umaro's mission is to save our planet from climate calamity.
What is the Story With Climate Change?
Over the billions of years of Earth’s existence, climate has changed significantly. But what is the story with climate change?
Don't Sweat It: How Moisture-Wicking Fabrics Keep You Cool and Dry
If you work hard enough during sports or exercise, you are going to sweat. Whether or not you keep comfortable doing it is a matter of chemistry.
The Artificial Leaf: Copying Nature to Fight Climate
Every living thing on Earth owes its life to a single process that arose billions of years ago: photosynthesis. Now, scientists are mimicking it to help reduce our fossil-fuel dependence that drives global warming.
Sugar: 'White Gold' Transforming America
Producing sugar was backbreaking work for enslaved people, until an innovative chemical engineer transformed the process.
Cow Power: A Climate Change Soution from Manure
As the world heats up, farmers are figuring out what they can do to help fight climate change. A growing number are turning a greenhouse gas that comes from raising animals into a source of energy.
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