Greening of the Serengeti

Aired: 9/27/2016 | 0:02:01 | Clip
After a long, dry summer, the parched, brown plains of the Serengeti into a lush green blanket of grass with the onset of the rainy season. The green grass is colored by the pigment chlorophyll which harnesses the energy from the sunlight. In a process called photosynthesis it transforms carbon dioxide and water into sugars which can feed cows, humans and the wildlife of the Serengeti.

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