gowanus canal Archives - State of the Planet

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Students Tour Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

With the help of local tour guides, Environmental Science and Policy students learned about the background and current state of one of the most contaminated sites in the country.

by Anika Becker |July 15, 2022

Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.

by |September 12, 2012