The Many Talents of Algae

P​​​​​lastic, fertilizer, fuel, even cow farts — algae can make all this more sustainable, and even capture carbon. This video shows why we’re on the brink of an algae revolution.

We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. The new Planet A channel explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. Planet A looks at the big and the small: what we can do and how the system needs to change.

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