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"Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver"

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"Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver"

By Frances Backhouse
ECW Press, $16.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

Many of us have never seen a beaver in the wild. But if you are driving through a wooded area and pass ponds studded with dead trees drowned by rising waters when beavers built dams nearby, you have seen their work.

"Thousands Of Radioactive Boars Are Overrunning Farmland In Fukushima"

"Nuclear catastrophe is always an unmitigated disaster. The only beneficiaries, albeit in a perverse fashion, are animals,  which tend to flourish in areas humans evacuate. This has certainly been the case for wild boars around Fukushima, which have multiplied so rapidly, they’ve become a problem for neighboring towns."

Source: Wash Post, 04/11/2016

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