Riley visits the Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory where they study ocean
acidification and the effects on marine life. Some of those effects are being felt right now at Hog Island Oyster Company just down the road from the lab. They are working together to study the oysters and learn what can be done.
Infrared technology, 3D imaging! Theoe are just two ways NASA helps us understand our planet! Especially when it comes to greenhouse gases, and one of them we don't hear much about. Adam brings us the scoop from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory!
Jessica gets down to earth, quite literally! She learns how restaurant scraps can provide the nitrogen and wonderful nutrients needed to make the compost that goes back to farms and wineries to grow our food.
Jordon's on the scent of the flower business and it is BIG business in the U.S. Most growers use pesticides to control pests. However Jordon found one grower using good bugs to control bad bugs in order to grow their flowers sustainably.
Build green the way of the future! But you probably don't think of LARGE structures when you're thinking green. But Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, was awarded LEED Gold Certification when it opened in 2014. So Miles got the tour to check it out.
Jordan catches up with a teen committed to stopping global warming in his lifetime. Taylor Francis is taking his message to students and adults around the globe! On a resent trip to China he spoke to students and learned that his peers in the world’s largest country are definitely onboard!
An off-shore oil rig erupted near Santa Barbara in 1969 and created an environmental disaster on the beaches of that coastal area. It was that event that inspired a group of activists to establish the first Earth Day. Adam talks with one of those founders. Denis Hayes says the impact of that first Earth Day was more than they could have imagined.
Eco Company goes the beach… and for good reason! The SURF’S UP!! Surfing is very popular along the West Coast. But have you ever thought about the materials used in making surfboards? Jessica finds one guy making surfboards with non-toxic and sustainable materials. She catches up with him in his shop…and on the waves!
Brendan travels to the University of California at Davis to visit a wind energy lab! There researchers and students are working to improve the efficiency of wind turbines. They study how wind travels over the blades in a high speed wind tunnel!
Eco Company goes halfway around the world to South India where two California teens have started a program to replace harmful tobacco farming with cultivation of the sustainable Jatropha plant. They want to help the poverty stricken area and reduce deforestation at the same time. It is an amazing story about Adarsha Shivakumar and his sister Apoorva Rangan.