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The Lower Colorado River
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In the America's with David Yetman

The Lower Colorado River

Season 9 Episode 903

Forty million people rely on water released from Lake Mead, on the Colorado River not far from booming Las Vegas, a world leader in water conservation. Far downstream huge canals de-water the river, as farmers look to technology to maintain their productivity; Californians deliver water to their vast population and land; and Mexico receives its entitlement.

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Season 9 Episode 909
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Brazil’s Butantan Institute

The Butantan Institute in São Paulo houses venomous creatures that protect human lives.
Season 9 Episode 908
Re-claiming the Gulf in Baja California
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Re-claiming the Gulf in Baja California

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Season 9 Episode 907
Snakes and Culture in the Amazon
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Snakes and Culture in the Amazon

Native cultures view snakes as spiritually significant elements of nature.
Season 9 Episode 905
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Our largest national park has become an important natural laboratory.
Season 9 Episode 904
The Depths of the Canyon and its Offspring
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The Depths of the Canyon and its Offspring

Phantom Ranch, accessible only by trail, is the Grand Canyon's sole permanent settlement.
Season 9 Episode 902
Lee’s Ferry and Into the Depths of the Grand Canyon
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Lee’s Ferry and Into the Depths of the Grand Canyon

Boating through the Grand Canyon provides a setting for reflection on the Colorado River.
Season 9 Episode 901
Colombia’s Guardians of the Homelands
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Colombia’s Guardians of the Homelands

Homelands of the Arhuaco and the Wayúu people of northern Columbia offer sharp contrasts.
Season 8 Episode 810