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The Bronx may be up and the Battery down, but Central Park is where an amazing wealth of different sorts of microbes play.
October 2, 2014 The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.
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Gravel helps keep the floor level and prevents moisture from seeping up. The floor installers are Jean Pierre (left), a mason, and Daniel Shenyi, operations manager for EarthEnable.
Courtesy of EarthEnable
September 2, 2014 Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.
Dr. William Rawlings holds a piece of kaolin from his hometown of Sandersville, Ga.
Courtesy of Adam Forrester
April 2, 2014 Women, particularly pregnant women around the world, have been known to crave "white dirt." A filmmaker explores the hidden practice in the South, where baggies of the stuff are sold at flea markets.
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