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TERRA 1107: The Rainmakers of Nganyi

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Researchers at Kenyan universities were faced with a problem: the weather forecasts that they were providing weren’t being taken seriously. Faced with climate change and climatic extremes, farmers were losing crops an...

TERRA 510: On the Wing – Part 4

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'On The Wing' is a new documentary which tells the story of Portland, Oregon's Chapman Swifts. Each fall, these birds roost in the chimney of a Portland elementary school and put on an amazing nightly aerial display t...

TERRA 311: Picante! The Power of Peppers – Part 3

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The final installment of Picante follows the humble chili pepper on its evolutionary journey from commonly used spice, to dangerous weapon. Just because the main compound of the pepper - capsaicin - is found in nature...

TERRA 453: The Effect of Moderate to High Doses of Ethanol on the Physiological Response to Cold Exposure

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Is whiskey really the sweater that you can wear on the inside? This movie debunks the myth that alcohol keeps you warmer in cold weather. Shot on location in Bozeman, Montana, a place famous for both its taverns and f...

TERRA 715: TRUST Iowa

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In this episode of the TRUST series, meet Glori Dei Filippone, a 13-year-old girl from Des Moines, Iowa. If we think about it, we can all remember a moment when we realized something was fundamentally wrong with our e...

TERRA 518: Sealed Off!!! – Part 2

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The beach known as The Children's Pool in La Jolla, California, has been a point of pride in the town for 75 years. Today almost no one goes there to swim, not since a pod of 200 harbor seals took up residence on the ...

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 910: Escape

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When school and life overwhelm him, one college student seeks solace by biking into nature. Escape follows Lincoln Gulley as he winds down beautiful mountain roads, looks up at starry skies and reflects on his relatio...

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 229: Ten Days to Paint the Forest – Part 3

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Part Three of "TEN DAYS TO PAINT THE FOREST" continues with amazing images of the only remaining bear species in South America, the spectacled bear. We also learn about lama farming methods and meet an orphan pampas c...

TERRA 1118: Chilwe: The Island of Birds

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This short film explains why migratory sea birds arrive to the island of Chiloé, and the different migrations that the birds make. It shows how important wetlands are in giving these birds shelter, as well as exposes ...

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 512: Les Vers de Darwin

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Happy Earth Day, TERRA fans! Celebrate the Earth and 200 years of Charles Darwin with this unique short film about earth and Darwin.

TERRA 301: Christmas at the Bait Shop

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Some of Keith Fraser's best friends are birds. Join him at the famous Loch Lomond bait shop in San Rafael CA as he distributes Christmas presents to some of his favorites: snowy egrets Wee Willie and Wee Willie Junior...

TERRA 511: Montana Fare

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How do Americans decide what food to eat? What is more important: quantity or quality? Taste or price? MONTANA FARE examines contemporary food culture in rural Montana through the eyes of two women [farmer/rancher Jen...

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