Category Archive: Restoration & Conservation

Dec 14

A Salamander Hell-Bent on Clean Water

Hellbender salamander populations are declining because of poor water quality. Bend your ears to this: At more than one-foot long, the Hellbender salamander is the largest in North America. Flat, brown, and wrinkled, it has lived at the bottom of streams and ponds for millions of years. But that legacy is threatened, as hellbender populations shrink  Conservationist …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/marine-debris/a-salamander-hell-bent-on-clean-water/

Dec 06

Fish Talk

Scientists listen in on a world of underwater sound. Listen up: When Aaron Rice eavesdrops on a conversation, he hears plenty of pops, purrs, clicks and grunts. As Research Associate at the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University, he listens to fish. The sounds usually have something to do with aggression or reproduction – and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/sustainable-fisheries/fish-talk/

Dec 04

A Fish Called Cisco

Lake herring are making a comeback in the Great Lakes. Listen up: Until the sixties, schools of slender silvery cisco swam the Great Lakes, feeding on zooplankton, and dodging predators. Fishermen called them ‘lake herring.’ “They were one of the most abundant species across the great lakes. And at one time they comprised the largest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/sustainable-fisheries/a-fish-called-cisco/

Dec 03

A Pennsylvania River Reveals Its True Colors

Public and private groups have treated mine drainage and cleared up the water of the Kiski-Conemaugh. Listen up: Reckner: “When I was a little girl, I grew up along the banks of the river, and we used to go splash around in the water….and when we would come out, our clothes would be stained orange…” …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/toxic-contamination/a-pennsylvania-river-reveals-its-true-colors/

Nov 29

Caring for the Roads Less Traveled

Over time, dirt roads can get pounded down and worn away, turning into gutters when it rains. Get the dirt on this: Dirt roads may be picturesque, but they muddy nearby waters if they’re not properly maintained. Pennsylvania has almost 20,000 miles of unpaved roads, and some have been around for 200 years. Over time, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/caring-for-the-roads-less-traveled/

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