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TERRA 504: Fueling the Inferno

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Nearly a century of aggressive fire suppression has left our National Forests overcrowded and disease infested, leading to historically high amounts of dead and live fuels accumulation. This paired with a recent trend...

TERRA 521: Chesapeake Gold

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Oysters were once capable of filtering all the water in the Chesapeake Bay in two days. Now after centuries of Oyster harvesting the bay is no longer capable of cleaning itself. A new brand of oystermen is emerging to...

TERRA 441: Gimme Green – Part 2

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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 908: Potomac: The River Runs Through Us

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The Potomac River is the source of drinking water for six million people in the Washington DC area. Safe drinking water depends on clean rivers. Each person can make a difference to protect this essential resource for...

TERRA 532: Source to Sea, The Columbia River Swim – Part 2

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Join Chris Swain for a thirteen-hundred mile swim down one of America's greatest and most troubled rivers.

TERRA 1001: A Climate of TRUST

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In May 2011, a hatch of unprecedented legal actions took place across the United States - youth from around the country were taking their governments to court for failure to protect their atmosphere for future generat...

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 348: Bioneers 2007 – Part 3

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While many of the issues being talked about at the Bioneers conference are serious, there's no need not to have some fun once in a while! That's why we decided to wrap up our 'live' coverage of the conference with a l...

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 501: The Wyoming Range

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Resource extraction is a modern day necessity, yet often in direct conflict with environmental concerns. Mike Burd knows about this conflict better than most. As both a miner and conservationist in southern Wyoming, M...

TERRA 433: Papiroflexia

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And now for something wonderfully different! Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands. Joaquin Baldwin used Photoshop and Afte...

TERRA 604: Tricky Winds

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Each year, wind farms kill thousands of bats. This short, animated film describes how researchers are trying to develop new technologies to protect bats from getting injured or killed by wind mills.

TERRA 412: Higher Ground – Part 1

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The Florida coast line is constantly shifting. Natural processes move the sand back and forth, north and south and occasionally a big storm removes it altogether. Of course unnatural processes are also affecting the b...

TERRA 533: Return to the Wild

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'Return To The Wild: A Modern Tale of Wolf & Man' takes a fair and open-minded look at the re-introduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies, the friction it has caused, and the passionate debate it has sti...

TERRA 536: Wildlife at Work: Beaver, Otter and Native Fish on the Verde River

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Beavers are some of the great engineers of the wild kingdom. In Arizona, these toothy critters are hard at work along the Verde River, helping to restore this fragile river system to good health. They are creating dam...

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