Removal of two dams built on the Elwha River, Washington, in the early 20th century will allow spawning salmon to access to pristine reaches of the river that lie within the Olympic National Park.
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The "garbage patch" is a popular name for concentrations of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. While this phrase is popularly used, it does not paint an accurate picture of the marine debris problem in this region.
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