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TERRA 334: Oil On Ice – Part 2

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In 1989 Prince William Sound in southern Alaska was hit with one of the worst manmade, environmental disasters of all time. The now infamous Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef on its way out to sea and spilled 11 m...

TERRA 408: Saving the ASEAN Dream – Part 3

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The last Terra show for 2007 is the third and final episode of "Saving the ASEAN Dream" where we learn what is being done to preserve this magic part of the world. South East Asian countries have worked together to es...

TERRA 345: Bioneers Preview

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This week­end TERRA will be tak­ing off to Cal­i­for­nia for an amaz­ing event. The Bioneers con­fer­ence is held once a year and offers thou­sands of peo­ple the chance to fig­ure out how to grow their own food, redu...

TERRA 343: Wetlands in the Bitterroots

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Years ago, back on the farm in Mississippi, a wetlands was just an area of pasture that was too swampy to grow hay or graze cattle. Little did I know back then that wetlands are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems ...

TERRA 1035: Sleds of Yellowstone

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After over 15 years of wrangling over the use of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, all parties have finally come to an agreement! This short film reveals the magnificence of Yellowstone in the winter - only ...

TERRA 442: Gimme Green – Part 3

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Lawns are undeniably an American symbol. But what do they really symbolize? Pride and prosperity? Or waste and conformity? Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the eff...

TERRA 904: WildFIRE PIRE: Maori Word for Fire

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When the Maori arrived to New Zealand in 900AD, it was one of the last places to be settled on Earth by humans. They brought many elements of their Polynesian culture to the Islands, but none transformed the landscape...

TERRA 401: The Water Carriers – Part 1

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'The Water Carriers' is the story of Callie Blackwood, an American engineering student, and Nina Omwereme Oyamo, a 23-year old woman from the Shirali region of southwestern Kenya. The lives of these two women, from al...

TERRA 1120: Their Land: Last of the Caribou Herd

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Their Land: Last of the Caribou Herd intimately profiles the connections between First Nations communities and mountain caribou, explores their threatened habitat, and the hard choices that have to be made to conserve...

TERRA 1002: Digging For Owls

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Burrowing owls were extirpated from British Columbia in 1980. Dedicated volunteers at the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of British Columbia are trying to bring them back.

TERRA 528: Angels of the Forest: Silky Sifakas of Madagascar – Part 1

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In this program produced by Sharon Pieczenik, Erik Patel, a PhD Candidate at Cornell University, discusses his efforts to save Silky Sifaka lemurs in Madagascar. Ninety-eight percent of Madagascar’s mammals, including...

TERRA 304: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 2

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In the second installment of "Jewels of the Jungle," Dr. Strobel's worldwide quest for the next super drug continues in the laboratory as he investigates endophytes. What is so special about these tiny symbiotic micro...

TERRA 323: Jewels of the Jungle – Series 2 – Part 3

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The finale of 'Jewels' asks: how does a compound go from the rainforest to the pharmacy? Where Dr. Strobel's research leaves off, the work is just beginning for pharmaceutical companies looking to create new drugs. Th...

TERRA 519: Disappearing Catch

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For centuries the Maryland Blue Crab has defined a way of life for Chesapeake Bay Water Men. Now this resource, which was once so plentiful, is declining in numbers and is threatening a way of life that has defined th...

TERRA 1101: The Owls of Montana – Episode 2

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This second episode of a 2-part series on Montana's owls gets up close and personal! Distill Productions follows along with the team at the Owl Research Institute as they trap and tag Boreal, Northern Sah-wet, and Sho...

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