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2011-05-04 14:37:12

A mountain of waste that grows by a million tons every three years from the sewage plants of Australia's major cities and towns is the target of an unusual mining venture. Scientists in the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) are working on ways to turn one of the nation's major urban organic wastes into a safe source of fertility for the continent's depleted soils. In a 21st century quest to turn "Ëœmanure into gold' they are using one of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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