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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 503: Why Don’t We Ride Zebras?

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Ever wonder why we aren't all riding around on zebras? And why did only certain animals become man's hamburger, man's best friend, and man's trusty steed? Tune in and find out why our ancestors never successfully dome...

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 231: Ebola Testimonies

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When zoologists in the Lossi region of central Africa noticed that some of the gorillas they were studying were becoming sick and dying, they could not have known what was to come. Within a year of the initial discove...

TERRA 232: A Corpse Flower Grows in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is indeed home to many noxious smells, but perhaps the most intriguing one in recent history occurred during the peak blooming hours of the Amorphophallus titanum in the early morning of August 11th at the Br...

TERRA 233: Drag

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Every year less peo­ple choose to take up cig­a­rette smok­ing and more peo­ple quit. That is, with one excep­tion, America’s col­lege and uni­ver­sity stu­dents. Every year, what is becom­ing an epi­demic on col­lege...

TERRA 234: Forbidden Fruit – The Absinthe Drinker

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Absinthe was banned in the U.S. and many other parts of the world in the early 20th cen­tury after a faulty sci­en­tific study deter­mined it was likely to pro­voke hal­lu­ci­na­tions, seizures, and vio­lence. Ninety ...

TERRA 515: Big Horned On Campus

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For almost two decades, great horned owls roosted on a high building at the center of the Montana State University campus every summer. "Big Horned on Campus" documents the owls' last season on the ledges of Leon John...

TERRA 517: Sealed Off!!! – Part 1

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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 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 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 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 521: Chesapeake Gold

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Oysters were once capable of filtering all the water in the Chesapeake Bay in two days. Now after centuries of Oyster harvesting the bay is no longer capable of cleaning itself. A new brand of oystermen is emerging to...

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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