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Amy West

Lab Aide, Centralia College

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Using artificially accelerated Natural Succession to restore Ecosystems.

Imagine taking a scarred, barren, and/or polluted patch of land (like the areas affected by the many oil pipeline spills in the U.S.) and not only healing it, but returning it to a healthy, naturally functioning ecosystem, through the timed introduction of native fungi, plant, microbe, and animal species in the order of natural succession for the desired ecosystem, but on an accelerated timescale, such that it could be possible to heal these areas in a fraction of the time it would take for natural succession to do the same.

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    Apr 15 2013: .
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    Yes, it is a very good idea!

    But why we don't take the much easier way
    to reduce "invalid (effective, harmful) happiness"
    to "restore" it?
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    (For details, see the 1st article, points 1-3, 14, at
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents)
  • Apr 15 2013: My experience with pipeline spills on family land is not as negative as you suggest. I am assuming that you are talking about crude oil. It breaks down in a reasonable time. More refined products are apparently a worse problem. We arem't mixing water from different zones like in an oil well. For the wells that is why the concrete is so important.