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TERRA 304: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 2

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In the second installment of "Jewels of the Jungle," Dr. Strobel's worldwide quest for the next super drug continues in the laboratory as he investigates endophytes. What is so special about these tiny symbiotic micro...

TERRA 303: Jewels of the Jungle – Part 1

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Dr. Gary Strobel's signature red stocking cap lives in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Why? Strobel is one of only a handful of plant scientists scouring the planet the old-fashioned way for the n...

TERRA 302: Making a Yidaki with Djalu Gurruwiwi

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When it comes to the art of making a yidaki (didgeridoo), Djalu Gurruwiwi of the Galpu clan in the Northern Territory of Australia is widely regarded as the best there is. Rising to International fame after making all...

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 245: Ten Days to Paint the Forest – Series 2 – Part 2

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This is no ordinary biological field trip! Travel along with some of the world's foremost bird and nature artists to the incredible Chappari Reserve, among the last remaining high-altitude dry forests of South America...

TERRA 244: Ten Days to Paint the Forest – Series 2 – Part 1

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We heard so much good feedback from the first three episodes in this series, it was a no-brainer that we had to bring the second half of the series for a rendezvous with the growing TERRA audience. IF you need a refre...

TERRA 242 – Bioneers – Part 3

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The energy of Bioneers weekend is renewable - so it just keeps coming! Join us for Part Three of the journey and witness the creation of the "Boze-mandala" and hear vibrant sources talk about sustainable development, ...

TERRA 241 – Bioneers – Part 2

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The Bioneers march on! Part Two of this series showcases the drama, the magic, and the beautiful chaos of the first half of Bioneers weekend. Is this a conference, a festival, or a "happening?" The Bioneers bring new ...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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