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The US is bringing back nature's best firefighters: beavers

For decades, beavers were considered pests – trapped and shot on sight. Now the attitude towards nature's best engineers is changing, and farmers are working to bring them back.
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Beaver ponds may exacerbate warming in Arctic, scientists say

Rising temperatures have spurred an influx of beavers to Alaska and northern Canada ‘on a huge scale.'

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As drought dries up B.C. rivers, conservationists turn to beavers for help

The ongoing drought in many parts of B.C. is causing some rivers in the province's northern Interior to reach their driest mid-October levels in years. In Prince George, the unusually low waters have locals worried.
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Beavers fight climate change, one wetland at a time

If you are reading these words, you are probably safe (at least at the moment) from the potentially dire effects of summer heat. But you might still want to immerse yourself in a cooling topic. Here is one good choice: beavers.

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Banished to a remote Idaho valley, beavers created a lush wetland

Beavers relocated to a remote Idaho valley have transformed the landscape into a lush wetland and a haven against fire and drought, satellite imagery shows.

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'Changing Planet' revisits vulnerable ecosystems responding to climate change

“Changing Planet” returns for a second year to revisit some of our planet’s most vulnerable ecosystems and provide updates on how communities are working to develop resilience in the face of climate change.

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Beavers to return to London 400 years after being hunted to extinction

At least one male and one female beaver will be released Ealing’s Paradise Fields as part of the project, which is designed to protect against urban flooding and create diverse wetland habitats.