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New Caledonia plants are heavy metal fans

The southern Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia boasts a rich variety of plant life. The unique, endemic species include so-called "hyperaccumulators" capable of mopping up toxic heavy metals like nickel. Researchers want to use them to help clean up soil contaminated with the metals.

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