SUPERPLANTS - HOW TO MAKE MONEY BY SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT

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Director Klaus Uhrig & Till Krause / Germany 2016 / 51 min / Lihula Greenroom 24.09 - 12:00

 

Hyperaccumulators are plants that store so many heavy metals in their leaves that you can use them to decontaminate soil. Others can even be used to gather the accumulated raw materials. In the jungle of the South Sea paradise of New Caledonia, open-cast nickel mining has left huge scars in the landscape. Phyllanthus balgooyi, an unremarkable little plant, helps scientists to restore this contaminated wasteland. Meanwhile in Albania, farmers are purposely harvesting nickel-accumulating plants for the first time.  

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