Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Dam good helpers

Study: Nutrient levels lower thanks to work of beavers

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Providence Journal

In Rhode Island’s battle to keep its waters clean, count beavers among the state’s allies. A new study by a team of scientists at the University of Rhode Island has found that beaver dams help remove dissolved nitrogen, a nutrient that washes into waterways from fertilizers and underground septic systems and contributes to low-oxygen conditions that can cause fish kills.

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3 years later, is N.Y. ready for next Sandy?

InsideClimate News

Three years after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York City, remnants of the damage can still be seen. Although boardwalks and businesses have reopened, and families have returned home, what hasn’t been restored is the confidence that New York could handle the next storm of Sandy's size and destructive power.

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N.J. to create wetlands at Liberty State Park

Bergen County Record

Amid a much-maligned push by the Christie administration to bring more private development to Liberty State Park, the state is moving ahead with long-delayed plans that many are applauding: creating 30 acres of wetlands in an area filled with contaminated soil.

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