A tasty ingredient in sushi or an annoying nuisance in the garden pond - this is for what algae have been widely known so far. Scientists will not be satisfied by this limited view. They test their utilisation for filling up fuel tanks, for cosmetic products and even for space travel.
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An Oceanographer’s Paradise
Björn Fiedler and his family left their home in Kiel, Germany to spend six months in Cape Verde. The marine chemist had been posted at the new Ocean Science Centre Mindelo.
Research for Diversity
Every year thousands of animal and plant species become extinct; now a world panel of renowned biodiversity scientists, the IPBES, wants to change that. This group of scientists is identifying ways in which the decline in biodiversity might be stopped.
How much will the sea level rise?
Will the sea level rise by 12, 24, 36 inches, or even more than three feet by the end of the century? Climate models and data studies attempt to predict what awaits humanity. Humanity itself, however, presents the biggest factor of uncertainty in the predictions.