Without algae, we wouldn’t have everyday items like paint, shampoo – even beer! Ruth Kassinger joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how this miracle organism might just be the key to creating a more sustainable future. Her new book is called “Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plagued Us, and Just Might Save Us” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica casts a shadow on the ice while traversing the Northwest Passage through the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago Friday, July 21, 2017. For several decades, satellite pictures have shown a dramatic decline in Arctic sea ice that is already affecting the lives of humans and animals in the region. David Goldman/AP Photo