Scientists at the University of Washington
are engineering poplar trees that can clean up contamination sites
by absorbing groundwater pollutants through their roots. The plants then break the pollutants down into harmless byproducts that are incorporated into their roots, stems and leaves or released into the air.
In laboratory tests, the transgenic plants are able to remove as much as 91 percent of trichloroethylene — the most common groundwater contaminant at U.S. Superfund sites — out of a liquid solution. Regular poplar plants removed just 3 percent of the contaminant.
We are like a snowman afraid of melting, not realizing we were only ever the clear radiant water. Not a gender, not a religion, not a history, not a future, not a desire, not a pleasure, not a pain, nothing. We are the infinite.
stop romanticizing the idea of becoming so dependent on another human being that you cannot function adequately without their presence goodbye