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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 309: Picante! The Power of Peppers – Part 1

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"I'm asked all the time, 'Are chile-peppers a fad?' Well, if they are a fad, they've been a fad for ten-thousand years - which is about how long human beings have been eating them." (David Dewitt) Legend has it that t...

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 409: The Story of Stuff – Part 1

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Do you ever wonder where all the things in your house really come from? For example, where did each of the components in your computer get made? Where did they get shipped from and how much did it cost to assemble the...

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 508: On the Wing – Part 2

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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 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 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 421: Pablo’s Hippos – Part 3

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In the final part of Pablo's Hippos we find out more about the cocaine trade in Colombia and what has changed in their policy since Escobar was assassinated. Then there's the Hippos and the fate of the Napoles ranch. ...

TERRA 323: Jewels of the Jungle – Series 2 – Part 3

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The finale of 'Jewels' asks: how does a compound go from the rainforest to the pharmacy? Where Dr. Strobel's research leaves off, the work is just beginning for pharmaceutical companies looking to create new drugs. Th...

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 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 1024: Purebred – From Poodles to Pit Bulls

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After thousands of years of breeding, modern dogs are left contending against many genetic deformations. In an attempt to find a better future for our canine companions, Hans and his dog Elfi explore canine genetics f...

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 1017: Dry Season

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Willits, an eclectic town two hours north of San Francisco, faces an uncertain future during California's worst drought in 500 years. With just a 100-day supply of water left, cooperation, conservation, and finger poi...

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