Why Are Leaves Green? Part 1

You’ve probably learned that leaves are green because they’re full of a green molecule called chlorophyll – it’s the reason for the greenness of plants, from moss-green moss to grass-green grass to ever-green evergreens. And the reason chlorophyll is so incredibly popular–showing up in nearly every plant on Earth–is that it’s good at soaking up […]

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

these are shade balls they’re being dumped into this water reservoir in Los Angeles and contrary to what you may have heard their main purpose is not to reduce evaporation so what are they really for? To find out I am visiting the largest collection of these balls anywhere on Earth at L.A. reservoir 96 […]

The Future of Alternative Energy

– [Narrator] What do algae, viruses and seawater all have in common? They could all put fossil fuels out of business. 2010. The United States goes through about 19 million barrels of oil per day. And now we’d all like to think that coal and oil are gonna last forever, but we have to face […]

How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

DAVE HAZLEBECK: So this is the dried algae product. After we dry it, we grind it up into powder, and then we extract the oil out of it. That oil is then refined into diesel fuel or jet fuel. The fuel that we’re producing is exactly the same, in terms of performance as gasoline, or […]

Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

It’s a really exciting time to be alive. We have a front row seat to the only known transformation of a world powered by dirty fossil fuels, to a planet that gets its energy from renewable, clean sources. It’s going to happen just once, right now. These are the top 10 potential energy sources of […]

This Building Is Completely Powered By Algae

This episode of DNews is brought to you by the U.S. Air Force. Energy can come from anywhere! Food, footwear, even fruit! And these kids took the time to try it. Renewable energy is a huge issue for the United States, and other countries. Fuels based on compressed biomatter are finite and release millions of […]