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TERRA 318: The Curse of Copper – Part 1

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In 1997, noted Harvard ecologist E.O. Wilson wrote to a small community in the remote cloud forest region of Ecuador, urging them to continue their fight against the scourge of copper mining in perhaps the most biodiv...

TERRA 243: When Dolphins Cry

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Hardy Jones takes us back into the deep, blue sea as spectators to one of the most amazing shows on earth! Watch, as Japan's dolphins jump, spin and play like ocean ballerinas. But life is not all fun for these beauti...

TERRA 605: Crossroads

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An icon of the West, the sage-grouse has been reduced from tens of millions to about 200,000, a casualty of our progress. ; With federal Endangered Species protection officially warranted but unsupported, the fate of ...

TERRA 520: Farming Forward

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Farming Forward is a short documentary focusing on the environmental problems of modern agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay region. Farmers and agricultural scientists speak about improvements being made to reduce the e...

TERRA 402: The Water Carriers – Part 2

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In part two of 'The Water Carriers', Callie Blackwood, an American engineering student, struggles to bridge the cultural and communication divides between the Montana State University engineers and the Kenyans, and co...

TERRA 425: The Bison Haze: A Yellowstone Controversy – Part 1

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Yellowstone's population of bison are free-ranging, and so can leave the friendly confines of the park at any time. Animal activists believe that the bison, perhaps THE symbol of the plains, should be able to roam fre...

TERRA 1003: Lords and Ladies

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Harlequin ducks are a species of concern in Montana. Little is known about where they nest and their habitat requirements for survival. This film highlights a three-year research project that examines the factors infl...

TERRA 319: The Curse of Copper – Part 2

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With cries of: "We are hungry for an ecologist!" Ronald Andrade, leader of CODEGAM, the organization funded by Ascendant Copper, violently forces his way into a municipal meeting. Fearing violence, fifteen representat...

TERRA 320: The Curse of Copper – Part 3

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What kind of environmental and social impacts are likely from the proposed copper mine? Serious rifts have already disturbed the community: "Before, everyone got on well in Intag - they shared everything - their jobs,...

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 1122: Chocolate in the Jungle

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A small group of Ecuadorians, united under the name of Itapoa, are buying up remaining land in the Choco Rainforest of Ecuador. Only 5% of its original size, very little of which is protected, the Choco once covered t...

TERRA 1022: Consider the Ant

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here? A personal search for ethics in the post-modern wilds of an overpopulated planet – where Catholic guilt, environmental destruction, and the fascinating lives of ants collide. This k...

TERRA 440: Gimme Green – Part 1

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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 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 410: The Story of Stuff – Part 2

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In Part Two of "The Story of Stuff" we find out how the system of buying goods actually works and why it has developed the way it has. Why do we always feel like we need more stuff? Why don't things last like they did...

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