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paul stamets: mycromediation in the gulf

Since the oil in the Gulf keeps spilling we need to think of more creative and innovative methods for 'bio-remediation'. Listen to what mycologist Paul Stamets has researched about mushrooms as petroleum absorbers in this TED Talk. By inoculating diesel-contaminated soil with oyster mushroom spores, he and scientists from Battelle Laboratories managed to cut the toxicity of the soil from 10,000 parts per million to less than 200, over a period of 16 weeks

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