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Humans controlling nature like never before: but what are the consequences?

June 24, 2008

Sculpting the flow of rivers with levees and dams, sprawling developments on all types of terrain and farming the land on a massive scale -- humans have an insatiable desire to control Mother Nature. But what effect will this have on the population and the planet?
A University of Minnesota expert explains:
Fotis Sotiropoulos, University of Minnesota civil engineering professor
As director of the universitys St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), Sotiropoulos can speak to the trends, past and present, of environmentally responsible engineering. SAFLs ongoing research focuses on aquatic ecosystem restoration, sustainable management of water resources and landscapes and renewable energy.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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