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TERRA 208: The New Wolf Hunters

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Ten years after a successful reintroduction program brought wolves back into Yellowstone after an absence of 70 years, the dust is beginning to settle. However, a new and problematic issue is emerging: the once hated ...

TERRA 209A: Wings Over the Wild – Lighthawk in Mesoamerica

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Sometimes a bird's-eye view makes all the difference. Combining a love of flight with a passion for wild places, a growing number of pilots fly volunteer missions over vibrant and threatened lands. Part one of this fi...

TERRA 210: Freezeframe

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1956: A team of explorers documents the disappearance of the world's glaciers. Tools: Ice axes, crampons, and ingenuity. 2006: Conrad Anker, one of the world's most renowned mountain climbers, brings news of the accel...

TERRA 333: Oil On Ice – Part 1

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There are few places in the world as beautiful as the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. Its huge mountains and endless plains are rich with caribou, bears, wolves and muskoxen. Unfortunately, this area is also rich wi...

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 335: Oil On Ice – Part 3

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The Gwich'in tribe of Northern Alaska have been hunting caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve for hundreds of years. They rely on the herd's yearly migration for their survival and their way of life. The car...

TERRA 336: Oil On Ice – Part 4

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When you look at a map of the northern reaches of Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge represents a tiny proportion of the entire coast line. Ninety percent of this land is already being drilled for oil - indee...

TERRA 337: Oil On Ice – Part 5

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Gwich'in natives travel to Washington to square off with George W. Bush and Alaska's pro-drilling congressional leaders. In the past, the 'impact' of drilling has been perceived to be a local environmental issue - rel...

TERRA 338: Oil On Ice – Part 6

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What have we learned from the debate over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Is it just another place where we should take what is there and use it with no thought of the consequences? Does ANWR ...

TERRA 502: The New World Mine

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Just three miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, Noranda Inc. proposed to build one of North America’s largest gold mines. Cooke City residents, Jim and Heidi Barrett knew that this would irr...

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 505: Winter in Yellowstone

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Over the last 30 years Tom Murphy has ventured out into Yellowstone's winterscape to experience the ecosystems harshest of seasons. In part 1 of a series on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, join Tom Murphy as he jou...

TERRA 230: The Price of Ivory

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Would it surprise you to know that Africans have no tradition of poaching elephants for their tusks? Modern ivory poaching in fact is imposed by Western and Asian markets. So what motivates indigenous people to take u...

TERRA 617: Our Tomorrow

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The environmental problems of the world are overwhelming and terrifying, yet something about this fear seems so familiar. Are we living in The End Times? Should we simply give up and admit defeat? In a fascinating mix...

TERRA 236: Working Dogs – On Nature’s Trail

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Low-tech is the new high-tech. Take, for example, wildlife biologists who are swapping radio collars and GPS transceivers for a more sensitive instrument: a dog's nose. A dog's sense of smell is up to one thousand tim...

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