Beavers Are Killing the Planet

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    The University of Helsinki said the rising number of beaver dams has caused an increase in water levels in rivers and ponds, resulting in organic carbon from the soil being released into the atmosphere. Petri Nummi, a lecturer at the university, has been observing links between beavers’ lifestyle and global warming. “An increase in the number of beavers has an impact on the climate since a rising water level affects the interaction between beaver ponds, water and air, as well as the carbon balance of the zone of ground closest to water,” he said. There is an indication of beaver ponds becoming carbon sinks or sources of the gas and it is estimated that these ponds and meadows could potentially release up to 820,000 tons of carbon annually.

    Beaver lifestyle found to be impacting on global warming

    Bastards.
     
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    not to mention all the trees they chop down...evolution really messed up here
     
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    Beavers are so cool. Amazing little buggers.
     
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    leave it to beaver to screw up a good thing
     
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    Eager to destroy Earth.
     
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    What...me worry?

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    I like petting beavers.
     
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    Around northern Maryland beavers make awesome brown trout ponds. Caught a 20" brownie this summer on a yellow bodied, silver bladed Mepps spinner. Other than for that purpose, beavers are essential to the sanity of the world . . . and, from a certain point of view, are responsible for at least half of its insanity.
     
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    They're industries little bastards that's for sure.

    I had no idea that beavers resided in Texas.
    We went camping in the now famous Barker reservoir (after the Harvey flooding) and I went to take a dump along the creek only to have one of em circling and slapping it's tail on the water to warn the others of my intrusion.

    We'd seen the gnawed on trees and attributed them to Nutria.
     
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    they are a scourge that needs to be eradicated.NOW!!!!
    I hate those guys
     

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