From: "altamira" <email@example.com>
>USDA Agrucultural Research News
>First 3 paragraphs:
>Miners might have been better off farming plants rather than
>digging pits for high-grade ores.
>U.S. Department of Agriculture agronomist Rufus L. Chaney and
>colleagues in USDA's Agricultural Research Service, at the
>University of Maryland, and in England have patented a way to use
>plants to "phyto-mine" nickel, cobalt and other metals.
>Phyto-mining, or biomining, is the use of plants to extract
>valuable heavy-metal minerals from soils.
I first heard of a member of a group called the Bioneers doing this
a number of years ago. The person involved was actually an artist
and used this to "bioremediate" an area that was a former battery
Bonnie I think you would like these folks....
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org
Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society, www.marssociety.org
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
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