Gallery: Floating Fungus Enters Polluted Creek

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Fungus Float on Newtown Creek

Credit: Wynne Parry
Contamination in Newtown Creek, which divides Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, has earned it listing as a Superfund site. A community group is exploring…Read More »

the possibility of using fungi to break down toxins in the water. The float the canoe is towing above is made of burlap and straw colonized by the oyster mushroom fungus before being put into the water.    Less «
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Wynne was a reporter at The Stamford Advocate. She has interned at Discover magazine and has freelanced for The New York Times and Scientific American's web site. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Utah.
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