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How to trick algae to save the planet

Plus – why the Hen Harrier bird needs to be saved.

COULD ALGAE BE the fuel of the future? That’s what student Amy O’Donoghue wanted to find out.

Her experiment on how algae can produce an alternative source of fuel led her to suggest that it could be used as an alternative to the already diminishing fossil fuels.

Here’s what the St Andrew’s College student found:


A further project was on the Hen Harrier, which could be in danger of extinction in Ireland.

Here’s student Lee Warner explaining why it is important to save this bird:



Audio recorded and edited by Conor Reynolds

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