Beavers and the Environment: Dams Help Remove Nitrogen From Estuaries and Restore Streams

Nature World: Beaver dams are helping prevent harmful levels of nitrogen from reaching vulnerable estuaries in the Northeastern U.S., a new study revealed. Researchers from the University of Rhode Island discovered that ponds created from beaver dams slow the movement of water, which subsequently causes nitrogen build up. Along with organic matter build up this creates ideal conditions for scientists to adequately remove nitrogen, according to a news release. With the increased use of agricultural fertilizers......

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