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Microorganisms

Wye Oak Tree

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Rhode Island
Interesting thread Josh! (and a nice break from politics!)

Some my be very beneficial! Ever heard of Spinosad , which is a bacteria that was randomly found in a sugar mill run still in 1985.

It is purposed to be a very good insecticide like BT..
 

phasthound

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Mt. Laurel, NJ
Thanks for sharing Josh. It's pretty clear that Climate Change is and will continue to present many challenges for the human race.
 
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BigJlittleC

BigJlittleC

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Chicago
Since the microorganisms have been here at one point. I can only hope they will not be some kind of mass disruptor on any scale. Let's hope for many beneficial microorganisms being exposed again. Maybe a self healing method of planet earth.
 

phasthound

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Mt. Laurel, NJ
Interesting thread Josh! (and a nice break from politics!)

Some my be very beneficial! Ever heard of Spinosad , which is a bacteria that was randomly found in a sugar mill run still in 1985.

It is purposed to be a very good insecticide like BT..
There is another strain of Bt that is specific to many grubs and beetles. It is effective and will not kill anything else.
 
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BigJlittleC

BigJlittleC

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Chicago
Since the microorganisms have been here at one point. I can only hope they will not be some kind of mass disruptor on any scale. Let's hope for many beneficial microorganisms being exposed again. Maybe a self healing method of planet earth.
Maybe we can find something that can help eliminate radioactive waste similar to the plastic eating ones in the ocean.

 

starry night

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Maybe we can find something that can help eliminate radioactive waste similar to the plastic eating ones in the ocean.

As a point of interest about the ability of microbes.
I live adjacent to a 30 sq mile area which now is a NASA center. In WWII, it was a production and storage area for munitions i.e. TNT. I was told that after the war, the leftover TNT, which covered many acres, was cleaned up with microbes.
 
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