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TERRA 341: A Life with Skulls – Part 3

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In the third and final installment of A Life with Skulls, Ray Bandar reconciles his passion for skulls with life after the lab.

TERRA 340: A Life with Skulls – Part 2

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Ray Bandar is not your average museum curator. How could he be with nicknames like Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray? He spends his days dressed in tattered clothes, walking San Francisco's beaches in search of the ultimate s...

TERRA 339: A Life with Skulls – Part 1

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Ray Bandar is not your average museum curator. How could he be with nicknames like Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray? He spends his days dressed in tattered clothes, walking San Francisco's beaches in search of the ultimate s...

TERRA 236: Working Dogs – On Nature’s Trail

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Low-tech is the new high-tech. Take, for example, wildlife biologists who are swapping radio collars and GPS transceivers for a more sensitive instrument: a dog's nose. A dog's sense of smell is up to one thousand tim...

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 505: Winter in Yellowstone

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Over the last 30 years Tom Murphy has ventured out into Yellowstone's winterscape to experience the ecosystems harshest of seasons. In part 1 of a series on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, join Tom Murphy as he jou...

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 338: Oil On Ice – Part 6

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What have we learned from the debate over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Is it just another place where we should take what is there and use it with no thought of the consequences? Does ANWR ...

TERRA 337: Oil On Ice – Part 5

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Gwich'in natives travel to Washington to square off with George W. Bush and Alaska's pro-drilling congressional leaders. In the past, the 'impact' of drilling has been perceived to be a local environmental issue - rel...

TERRA 336: Oil On Ice – Part 4

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When you look at a map of the northern reaches of Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge represents a tiny proportion of the entire coast line. Ninety percent of this land is already being drilled for oil - indee...

TERRA 335: Oil On Ice – Part 3

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The Gwich'in tribe of Northern Alaska have been hunting caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve for hundreds of years. They rely on the herd's yearly migration for their survival and their way of life. The car...

TERRA 334: Oil On Ice – Part 2

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In 1989 Prince William Sound in southern Alaska was hit with one of the worst manmade, environmental disasters of all time. The now infamous Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef on its way out to sea and spilled 11 m...

TERRA 333: Oil On Ice – Part 1

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There are few places in the world as beautiful as the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. Its huge mountains and endless plains are rich with caribou, bears, wolves and muskoxen. Unfortunately, this area is also rich wi...

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...

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