Tag: photosynthesis

Ocean Seeding – A New Technology that can Save Marine Life

Ocean Seeding – A New Technology that can Save Marine Life

By Micah Moen 29 Comments November 9, 2019

People have relied on the abundance of the ocean since the beginning of human history. But things are rapidly changing. Scientists project that by 2048 the ocean will be depleted and fisheries will cease to exist. Billions of people rely on fish as their primary source of food and income – a number that will […]

What Are Carbon Footprints | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

What Are Carbon Footprints | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

By Micah Moen 5 Comments October 24, 2019

In this video you will be able to see how you can reduce your own contribution to climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide you are releasing into the atmosphere. Imagine someone living in a warm place, with a house built of mud and straw, who cooks using firewood, with an ox to […]

This Underground Economy Exists in a Secret Fungi Kingdom

This Underground Economy Exists in a Secret Fungi Kingdom

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 2, 2019

New research has revealed that fungi—you know, like mushrooms—barter and trade with other organisms like little stockbrokers. Basically, there’s a whole economy of nutrients right beneath our feet that we are just uncovering. And yes, it can be pronounced either fun-guy or fun-gee, don’t even start, and their classification has been difficult, to say the […]

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 6, 2019

You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, […]

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 1, 2019

hi it’s mr. Andersen and in this podcast I’m going to talk about photosynthesis I love photosynthesis because it gives me two things that I need I need to breathe so it gives me oxygen and I need to eat and so it’s going to give me food and so I love photosynthesis you might […]

Photosynthesis – Mathias Disney / Serious Science

Photosynthesis – Mathias Disney / Serious Science

By Micah Moen 3 Comments August 24, 2019

Let’s consider how radiation arrives from the Sun. It comes through the atmosphere and arrives at the surface, and then what happens to it? It’s either absorbed by the surface and the surface heats up, we evaporate water, we’re keeping warm, or it’s reflected. But what happens in the intermediate bit where there are plants? […]

Are 1,000,000 Species Really Going Extinct? What Can We Do About It?

Are 1,000,000 Species Really Going Extinct? What Can We Do About It?

By Micah Moen 14 Comments August 24, 2019

Welcome back to Nature League! One of the ways that I try to think and feel about life on Earth is through the lens of current events and news reports. Something as simple as looking at trends for key search terms online can give me an idea of the way that stories and themes are […]

Know Your Planet: How do plants affect weather?

Know Your Planet: How do plants affect weather?

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 17, 2019

Most of the time, plants are actually moving water from the soil to the atmosphere. And depending on what the weather is like, the plants will kind of modify their behavior to do that more or less in order to be able to keep photosynthesizing and growing at the same time as they’re releasing this […]

Vascular Plants = Winning! – Crash Course Biology #37

Vascular Plants = Winning! – Crash Course Biology #37

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

This is yarrow, a flowering plant found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Its feathery leaves have natural astringent properties, and its scientific name, Achillea, comes from Achilles, the Greek hero, who is said to have used it on the wounds of his soldiers. And this is snakegrass, also known as horsetail or, to the kids, […]

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]