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A potential downside to the beaver's comeback

The Eurasian beaver was brought back from near extinction and now thrives across Europe. But this conservation success story may have had at least one unintended and potentially harmful consequence. Scientists report in ACS' ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Environment
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A happier environment for fish

Just below the sun-warmed surface of a dam, the water temperature can be breath-catchingly cold. So imagine how chilly the water gets when you descend another 20, 30 or even 50 metres to the dam bed.

dateSep 15, 2015 in Environment
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Dam removal study reveals river resiliency

More than 1000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published today in Science finds that rivers are resilient ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Environment
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