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Base Pairs Episode 16: Big plans for a tiny plant

As temperatures around the globe continue to rise, scientists are working hard to develop solutions that deal with the consequences of climate change, focusing on ways to slow or halt the trend. One significant hurdle is our dependence on fossil fuels like gasoline, coal, and petroleum. Researchers are working with a variety of biofuels that can power our planes, trains, and automobiles. Some biofuels are made from food crops like corn, some are made from byproducts like plant husks, but CSHL Professor Rob Martienssen is using something unique: duckweed.