Nature - Leave It to Beavers | KUED.org
Close up shot features beaver head and hands nibbling twigs. Shot through foreground of long green reeds. Ontario, Canada. Credit: Courtesy of Michael Runtz

Leave It to Beavers

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and "employers" who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 2:00am
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Rating: 
TVG
Length: 
56 minutes
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