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Old 08-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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August 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

Agricultural Drainage Ditches ? Researcher Rocky Smiley Finds these Channelized Agricultural Streams Surprisingly Provide Habitat for Fishes and other Aquatic Life Invasive Plant News
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Over the past 200 years, the agricultural practices of stream channelization and habitat modification have damaged or destroyed more than 80% of the riparian corridors in North America. There is a worldwide decline in fish, amphibian, and reptile populations. Relating the two phenomena is not a stretch.

These kinds of changes raise huge questions for environmental scientists, the biggest question being: How do we deal with the imperfect world of massively altered ecosystems? Do we focus on protecting high-quality habitat? Or can we salvage something from ecosystems that many have given up for nearly dead?

Research by Rocky and his colleagues offers hope that even highly degraded ecosystems...
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Rather than spending money "researching" these cesspools of filth and what's capable of surviving in them.... I've got an idea.... how about we use all that research $$$ and start cleaning em up. Now there's a novel concept.
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