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TERRA 305: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 3

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The final installment of "Jewels of the Jungle" sees Dr. Strobel link up with his old friend Pablo Rojas, a microbiologist from Mexico. Rojas wants to learn how Dr. Strobel identifies plants with medicinal value. But ...

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 239: The Last Run – Part 3

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Part Three of "THE LAST RUN" chronicles the spawn, the critical final chapter in the salmon life cycle. In 2002, under pressure from a serious drought, upstream farmers were authorized by the President of the United S...

TERRA 238: The Last Run – Part 2

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Part Two of "THE LAST RUN" follows salmon from birth to ocean and from fishing net to market. This film brings into focus the plight of the salmon on the Klamath River and the future of the Yurok tribe who depend on t...

TERRA 237: The Last Run – Part 1

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"Ironically, as we work to save the salmon, it may turn out that the salmon save us." (Paul Schell, Mayor of Seattle) Salmon are an indicator species - their health closely tracks the health of the watershed to which ...

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 225: Root of the Problem

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Yellowstone National Park has one of the world?s most stunning natural landscapes. Tourists flock from all over the world to view its incredible wildlife and geo-thermal features. But there is something amazing about ...

TERRA 223: Black Tale – The Whirling Disease Invaders – Part 2

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Part Two of "Black Tale" continues to explore the problem caused by a parasite which came from Europe and was introduced into the Rocky Mountains. Beyond research, this episode reveals how your efforts can help preven...

TERRA 222: Black Tale – The Whirling Disease Invaders – Part 1

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The parasite which causes Whirling Disease is one example of the increasingly difficult problems caused by exotic species around the world. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout has seen dramatic population declines and other n...

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 1116: Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

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This episode tells the story of Greg Carr, a philanthropist of sorts, and his involvement in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park after its destruction from 30 years of war in Mozambique. This film also features...

TERRA 1115: Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Maize

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Ten thousand years ago, corn didn’t exist anywhere in the world, and until recently scientists argued vehemently about its origins. Today the crop is consumed voraciously by us, by our livestock, and as a major part o...

TERRA 1110: Cold Feet

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Jonathan Spear, a graduate student in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University, dives into the subject of aquatic songbirds as he learns more about the unique little creatures that are Americ...

TERRA 1108: “Acid in the Gulf of Maine”, “The Lobster Pot Heats Up”, and “Attack of the Green Crabs”

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Acid in the Gulf of Maine A short animation about the potential impact of ocean acidification on sea life in the Gulf of Maine.  Produced with support from Maine Sea Grant, Dalhousie University, MEOPAR (Marine Envi...

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