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Measuring the Ecological Effect of River Restoration, Healthy Habitat = Healthy Salmon Populations

Restoring the natural habitat of American rivers and streams is a crucial multi-billion dollar effort. A large portion of that revenue is directed toward Washington State‚Äôs Columbia River Basin to aid in the recovery of vulnerable salmon and steelhead populations. Less understood is how well those projects actually improve the environment for a variety of aquatic species. » More ...

Cyanobacteria Blooms

Seasonal blooms of cyanobacteria and other algae are common occurrences in lakes and may naturally increase in frequency as lakes become richer in nutrients and oxygen deprived, a process called eutrophication. However, increasing evidence shows that human activity is accelerating eutrophication and contributing to the increases in cyanobacteria blooms. » More ...