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TERRA 305: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 3

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The final installment of "Jewels of the Jungle" sees Dr. Strobel link up with his old friend Pablo Rojas, a microbiologist from Mexico. Rojas wants to learn how Dr. Strobel identifies plants with medicinal value. But ...

TERRA 322: Jewels of the Jungle – Series 2 – Part 2

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This installment of Jewels sees Dr. Gary Strobel travel from the lush forest of South America to the clinical world of the laboratory. But the lab is no less exciting than the field, especially since some of the sampl...

TERRA 805: Natabar Sarangi – The Source

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Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties. But it's not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the ...

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 416: Ranching the New West – Part 3

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In Part three of "Ranching the New West" Duke Phillips tells us why he believes so strongly that cattle grazing is vital for the grasslands of the American West. There is a way to ranch that fits in with the natural s...

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 506: Virginia City Gold Mining

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After a long day of digging gold out of the ground, crushing it at the mill and refining it at the lab, Ralph Johnsrud and his miners can go back to their homes in Virginia City. Referred to by many as a ghost town, V...

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 539: Energy’s Future

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'Energy's Future' tells the story of Joules, a high school junior faced with the pressing decision about what to do after graduation. Joule's daily routine of work, classes, and friends leaves her little time to figur...

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 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 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 602: Cotton-Top

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The Cotton-Top Tamarin is endemic to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast and is critically endangered. ; Thanks to “Proyecto Titi’s” conservation efforts, the Cotton-Top and the people from the region have an opportunity to su...

TERRA 529: Angels of the Forest: Silky Sifaka Lemurs of Madagascar – Part 2

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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 237: The Last Run – Part 1

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"Ironically, as we work to save the salmon, it may turn out that the salmon save us." (Paul Schell, Mayor of Seattle) Salmon are an indicator species - their health closely tracks the health of the watershed to which ...

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