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TERRA 448: Frog, Chemical, Water, You – Part 1

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Amphibians are indicator species. Because of their sensitive permeable skin, scientists use amphibians to gauge the overall health of the worldwide ecosystem that we all share. So with nearly half of the world's amphi...

TERRA 439: Trouble in the Tropics: Invasive Lionfish — Part 2

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The invasive lionfish--venomous and voracious--has reached the tropical western Atlantic, where its reproductive rate is soaring. Invasive species expert, Lad Akins, of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation; alo...

TERRA 438: Trouble in the Tropics: Invasive Lionfish — Part 1

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The invasive lionfish--venomous and voracious--has reached the tropical western Atlantic, where its reproductive rate is soaring. Invasive species expert, Lad Akins, of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation; alo...

TERRA 434: Yellowstone’s Wildlife Highway

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Jonesing for spectacular nature photography? You got it! The Madison Valley, just north of Yellowstone, is a richly diverse ecosystem where just about every big-game species in Montana can be found. Grizzly and black ...

TERRA 432: Cars, Critters, Culverts

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Highways are a major cause of wildlife mortality in the United States, but the use of tunnels as safe thoroughfares for animals mitigates that threat, while increasing safety for motorists as well. Take a scenic tour ...

TERRA 428: A Natural Bond

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Wild animals sometimes need a little help from their human friends to make it in the world. Don Duncan, Animal Care Manager at the Beartooth Nature Center in Red Lodge, Montana, has a special connection with the orpha...

TERRA 427: The Bison Haze: A Yellowstone Controversy – Part 3

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In the third and final part of "The Bison Haze" we are taken on a trip to the nation's capital to see what legislators are doing about the Bison issue. There are passionate people on both sides of the debate trying to...

TERRA 426: The Bison Haze: A Yellowstone Controversy – Part 2

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In part two of "The Bison Haze", we take a fly-on-the-wall look at the political wranglings between government and private interests that culminate in a vaguely disturbing roundup of bison for relocation. What will be...

TERRA 425: The Bison Haze: A Yellowstone Controversy – Part 1

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Yellowstone's population of bison are free-ranging, and so can leave the friendly confines of the park at any time. Animal activists believe that the bison, perhaps THE symbol of the plains, should be able to roam fre...

TERRA 422: White Wings Over Montana

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Every spring thousands of snow geese migrate along the Rocky Mountain Front en route to their arctic breeding grounds. One of their primary stopover points is Freezeout Lake in northern Montana. Likewise, people flock...

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 420: Pablo’s Hippos – Part 2

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In part two of Pablo's Hippos, we learn about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the hippos' relationship with the inhabitants of the area, and the faded grandeur of Pablo's estancia. Tune in next week to learn the f...

TERRA 419: Pablo’s Hippos – Part 1

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What do politics, drugs, farming, South America, biodiversity and the African hippopotami all have in common? They are the ingredients that make up the amazing story of "Pablo's Hippos". Not long ago, after the assass...

TERRA 418: Army Naturalist – Part 2

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In the second and final part of ARMY NATURALIST, crawl facedown through the muck with wildlife biologist Charles Pekins to get an upclose look at the caves, canyons, rivers, and other habitat that provides for the sin...

TERRA 417: Army Naturalist – Part 1

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When you think of military bases, the tanks, artillery, and explosions probably don't seem very conducive to wildlife. The fact of the matter is that these installations harbor an diverse array of wildlife that finds ...

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