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Beavers to Reduce Nitrogen Levels?

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     Scientists at the University of Rhode Island have found out that beavers and the dams they build are capable of reducing nitrogen levels by as much as 45%. Which is an important finding, as excess nitrogen can contribute to harmful algal blooms (HABs) and reduced water quality. 

     And at the moment, scientists are trying to recreate this affect; small scale studies involving soda bottles have been successful, and now scientists want to build man-made, full size versions (using organic materials) to see if the affect can be reproduced.  

     Check out the full article here

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