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February 19, 2006 For the latest NPR/National Geographic Radio Expedition report, Elizabeth Arnold begins a journey to China's eastern Himalayas, near the border with Tibet, to profile a team of scientists studying the link between global warming and disappearing plant life high in the mountains.
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February 21, 2006 The second of a three-part report looks at the role of Tibetan medicinal plants in China's Yunnan Province. Global climate change and a growing world market may be threatening the plants.
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February 22, 2006 A species of Himalayan snow lotus, a cottony white flower, is used in Tibetan medicine and prized by tourists -- and it's popularity has already knocked four inches off the plant's height and could be leading to its extinction.
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February 19, 2006 While it may sound lavish, it is a practical and often required practice to hire a driver for foreign reporting assignments. Our driver was a quietly persistent man who personified the stoic determination of the people living at the Tibetan frontier of China's Yunnan Province.
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