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A man who saves eagles by helicopter - Wherever the birds choose to nest, he must follow
In a series of rescues akin to something out of a Mission Impossible film, research ecologist Peter Sharpe goes to extremes to save the bald eagles of California’s Channel Islands.
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A national park that lies below the sea - Dry Tortugas National Park is home to North America’s only barrier reef
Dry Tortugas National Park presents a unique challenge: how do you preserve an area where weather and predator damage are out of the rangers’ control?
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An abandoned town where only two live - Meet Sinforosa and Juan Martin, the last inhabitants of La Estrella
“They have just a single mobile phone – but there’s no reception unless they climb half way up one of the surrounding mountains.”
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A hero in a harsh, high-desert world - “He’s got a passion for this field that’s unmatched by 99.9% of park personnel”
For nearly two decades, David Pylman has been running the search and rescue team at Joshua Tree National Park, helping to save the parched, sun-stroked and injured.
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The pirate queen of County Mayo - Grace O'Malley was the scourge of Ireland's west coast
The amazing tale of Grace O'Malley, sailor, captain, plunderer, mercenary, rebel, pirate – as well as wife and mother.
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The truth about Rosie the Riveter - Betty Reid Soskin remembers the war differently
At age 94, Betty Reid Soskin – the US’ oldest National Park ranger – relishes telling her story about serving as part of living history. And no, she is not Rosie the Riveter.
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Where people get dirty for science - There’s more than meets the eye in Great Basin’s Dr Seuss-like caves
Explore Great Basin National Park with a lifelong caving enthusiast who is “fascinated with the unknown” – and perhaps get bitten by the same caving bug that she did.
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An ultrarunner’s view of Death Valley - “It’s like being slow-cooked in an oven set to low”
For ultrarunner Marshall Ulrich, Death Valley National Park had been both his accomplice and adversary, the site of intense suffering and great achievement.
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Where people become real-life cowboys - Saguaro National Park flawlessly plays the part of a Western movie set
People come from all over to spend a few days playing cowboy in Saguaro National Park, which flawlessly plays the part of a Western movie set.
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A moment of ‘incomplete isolation’ - The highest sand dunes in North America beckon a range of emotions
It may be the US’ most unusual national park, but this Rocky Mountain aberration serves as a blank canvas for an introspective musician.
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Where condors learn to soar - It’s like “watching your kids grow up”
For Pinnacles National Park volunteer Richard Neidhardt, watching once endangered condors integrate into the flock is like “watching your kids grow up”.
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The elusive cheese with no recipe - This cheese has survived wars and graced the tables of royalty
This cheese has survived wars, graced the tables of royalty and is fiercely protected by the monks who make it.
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