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This American Land

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Sat., September 6, 2014
7:00 am
(30 minutes)

Beaver Builders; Wrangling Water; Body Electric; Census in the Smokies  

How beaver dams help improve streams; how electric eels communicate. Also: a pilot program in Florida that pays ranchers to store water in their low-lying lands; a nature audit at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Sat., September 13, 2014
7:00 am
(30 minutes)

Digging for Dinosaurs; Sonoran Desert Protection; "Swamp People"  

The recovery of dinosaur fossils from the Utah desert; efforts to preserve the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Also: people whose livelihoods depend upon the Okefenokee Swamp along the Georgia-Florida border.