Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Forever Wild? (#1304)
What exactly does it take to make wild places work the way they must? How can you manage a South African game park so the rhinos inside behave as if the land is as wild as ever? How can bison help return an Oklahoma cattle ranch to the prairie it once was? This episode includes the first important results to emerge from research being conducted inside Biosphere 2 in Arizona. Now completely reorganized as a climate research institute, with facilities like no other in the world, Biosphere explores the reactions of miniature wild ecosystems like rainforests and coral reefs to the kinds of global atmospheres that we may experience 50 or 100 years from now. [56 minutes]
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