49 min

Ep. 129 Kelp Pt 2: Fixing, Farming, and Filtering Petri Dish

    • Life Sciences

Part 2 of 3 of our series on Kelp! Part 1 was all about natural kelp forests and how cool they are, but part 2 is focused on how humans can EXPLOIT kelp for our own purposes, muahahaha! Can we use kelp to fix all that carbon we've been releasing into the atmosphere to help us reverse climate change? What about farming kelp for food and products? What about using kelp as a fancy filtration system to clean up water supplies? Find out about all that this week!

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References:


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953415001725
https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article/70/5/1038/644026
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2021-2-summer/stress-test/can-farming-seaweed-put-brakes-climate-change
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/970670565/run-the-oil-industry-in-reverse-fighting-climate-change-by-farming-kelp
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/19/1035889/kelp-carbon-removal-seaweed-sinking-climate-change/
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00107/full
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0044848619328261
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-96776-9_11
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00418/full
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/raq.12524
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720355947
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/12/2851/pdf

Part 2 of 3 of our series on Kelp! Part 1 was all about natural kelp forests and how cool they are, but part 2 is focused on how humans can EXPLOIT kelp for our own purposes, muahahaha! Can we use kelp to fix all that carbon we've been releasing into the atmosphere to help us reverse climate change? What about farming kelp for food and products? What about using kelp as a fancy filtration system to clean up water supplies? Find out about all that this week!

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References:


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953415001725
https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article/70/5/1038/644026
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2021-2-summer/stress-test/can-farming-seaweed-put-brakes-climate-change
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/970670565/run-the-oil-industry-in-reverse-fighting-climate-change-by-farming-kelp
https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/19/1035889/kelp-carbon-removal-seaweed-sinking-climate-change/
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00107/full
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0044848619328261
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-96776-9_11
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00418/full
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/raq.12524
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720355947
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/12/2851/pdf

49 min