June 30, 2005

Dead Zone-From a Distance

Farming practices in the mid-west have an impact on the environmental conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 29, 2005

The Bayaka: Glowing Spirits

Glowing spirits visit the Bayaka’s nighttime ceremonies.

June 28, 2005

Cone Shells-Medical Uses

Some of the deadliest venoms on the planet are being to create life-saving drugs.

June 27, 2005

Dead Zone-Solutions

Off the coast of Louisiana there’s a region of ocean the size of the state of New Jersey that’s virtually devoid of life.

June 24, 2005

The Bayaka: Boyobi

Before embarking on a hunt, the Bayaka must first convene with the spirits of the forest.

June 23, 2005

Cone Shells-Fascination

When it comes to studying these deadly gastropods, their beauty and the sheer number and complexity of their venoms keep scientists enthralled.

June 22, 2005

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – History

For Swedish Americans the Summer solstice brings light to their hearts.

June 21, 2005

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – Dance

Maryland is the site of an annual celebration where folks of all ages delight in dancing around a maypole until the sun sets.

June 20, 2005

Fossils & Myths: Ancient Paleontology

There is a new theory that thousands of years ago, the Greeks were analyzing remains of ancient animals, and creating myths about them.

June 17, 2005

Fossils & Myths: Intro

There is now evidence that creatures in Greek mythology were not entirely mythical.

June 16, 2005

Appalachian Spring: Poke & Ramps

Springtime brings the culinary delight of wild ramps to this Appalachian community.

June 15, 2005

Appalachian Spring: Plant Pharmacy

In rural Appalachia, if you need to get to the drug store for something ailing you, the remedy might be found growing outside your door.

June 14, 2005

Cone Shells – Poison Tongued

Cone shells use a powerful venom to immobilize their prey

June 13, 2005

Crete: Wedding Music

Love is in the air and so is a wealth of Cretan music.

June 10, 2005

Crete – Singing Up the Sun

The celebration of the Cretan cherry harvest continues until dawn, for men singing ancient local songs, callded rezydika.

June 9, 2005

Crete – Cherry Festival

In a small Cretan village, the annual cherry harvest brings revelry punctuated with gunshots and music.

June 8, 2005

Snow Biology – Watermelon Snow

For hundreds of years, reddish snow has mystified hikers in the high country. Now it’s secret is revealed.

June 7, 2005

Snow Biology – Algae

Snow banks in June? Well yes, and they provide a microhabitat to a colorful resident.

June 6, 2005

Wolves and Moose-Unexpected Connections

You might not expect the wolf population to effect the number of trees in an ecosystem – but it does.

June 3, 2005

The Bayaka: Net Hunt

The Bayaka, hunter-gatherers living in the rainforest of Central Africa, prepare for a community hunt.

June 2, 2005

Ospreys: Raising a Family

For a special pair of ospreys, “Virginia Is For Lovers”.

June 1, 2005

Ospreys – Nest

In the Chesapeake bay region, migrating ospreys find an architecturally unique habitat for nesting -with some help from humans.