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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 519: Disappearing Catch

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For centuries the Maryland Blue Crab has defined a way of life for Chesapeake Bay Water Men. Now this resource, which was once so plentiful, is declining in numbers and is threatening a way of life that has defined th...

TERRA 1023: Gluten Free, Me?

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This film discusses what gluten really is and who should actually eliminate it from their diet.

TERRA 240 – Bioneers – Part 1

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As a kickoff to the Northern Rockies Bioneers Conference held in Bozeman, Montana this week, a TERRA crew spent an afternoon with musician and filmmaker Michael Franti of Spearhead. Franti's "consciousness-raising" re...

TERRA 1018: Croaked: The Science of Humor

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Is there a formula for funny? Join comedian Christian McDaniel as he attempts to look at the science behind humor and why people laugh. It's science, without killing any frogs.

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 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 819: Pride

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Pride looks into the cultural relationship between residents of Gujarat, India and the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions in the world. With fewer than 50 lions living in the wild at the turn of the 20th centu...

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 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 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 1117: The Otherworldly Voice

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To make music without touching your instrument is a rare feat, and a difficult task to accomplish.  It sounds and looks like something out of a science fiction film, but this musical oddity has been around since the 1...

TERRA 415: Ranching the New West – Part 2

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In part two of "Ranching the New West", we see the connection between family and land. Duke Phillips respects the heritage of his predecessors, and he's passing along his knowledge and vision of holistic ranching to h...

TERRA 714: DisSOLVE

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The envi­ron­men­tal non-profit sec­tor has always had a dif­fi­cult time secur­ing finan­cial sup­port, often rely­ing on the gen­eros­ity of vol­un­teerism. How­ever, the recent eco­nomic down­turn has put this sec­...

TERRA 524: The Barge That Wouldn’t Budge

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In March 2009, a group of NOAA scientists and marine debris experts gathered on the shores the Potomac River to tackle a problem left ignored for the last 25 years. Abandoned during the construction of a local yacht c...

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