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St. Lucia Parrot Recovery

In the mid-1970s, only 100 of these parrots were left in the wild. Learn how an international effort more than tripled the St. Lucia parrot population in 20 years.

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Restoration of the Elwha River

In a single century, the salmon population of Washington State's Elwha River shrunk by more than 99 percent. What caused this dramatic decline, and what can be done to turn it around?

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Lake Victoria

In the world's largest tropical lake, Nile perch have eaten their way through all but one of their prey species, bringing the ecosystem close to death. But don't blame the perch—humans are at fault.

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PROFILE: Penelope Bodry-Sanders

From acting on the Broadway stage to acting on her concerns about habitat destruction in Madagascar, Penelope Bodry-Sanders has had a wide-ranging and active career.

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The Ethnobotany Reserve Project

Traditional healers are among those hurt by logging and development of the rain forest. In Central America, they've joined forces with farmers and scientists to preserve Belize's plant diversity.

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Forecasting Earthquakes Using Paleoseismology

Don't let the "paleo" in "paleoseismology" fool you. In the world of earthquakes, "ancient" translates to "before the 20th century"—before instruments were used to record earthquakes.

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Looking For Life In Antarctica

If you want an idea of the conditions on Mars, journey to Antarctica. Take a close look at the work of an astrobiologist studying Antarctica's valleys, the "most Mars-like places on Earth."

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Mapping Hot Springs on the Deep Ocean Floor

At the bottom of the ocean, how do scientists find their way around? This marine geologist's work includes helping to create accurate, high-resolution maps of the sea floor.

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Mapping Mt. Rainier

Beneath the glacier-clad summit of Mt. Rainier lies an active volcano, which has more than once produced enough molten rock to bury an area the size of Tacoma and Seattle combined almost 10 feet under.

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