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2012-04-30 13:06:04

A green technique for capping and cleansing old urban landfill sites and mine dumps has been successfully trialled in South Australia. Known as ℠phytocapping´, it uses green plants to reduce rainwater flow into old dumps that could release pollution into nearby groundwater and streams or greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The plants can later be harvested to produce clean energy. The CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment and technology firm...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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