KPCW This Green Earth This Green Earth is a weekly, hour-long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson explore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability.The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.
KPCW This Green Earth

KPCW This Green Earth

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This Green Earth is a weekly, hour-long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson explore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability.The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.

Most Recent Episodes

Concepts of Green Chemistry

In the second half of today's This Green Earth , Nell and Chris talk about the concepts of Green Chemistry with Dr. Paul Anastas , a professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment at Yale University. It's Chemistry as nature designed, provides and prefers, right here on This Green Earth.

Discussing the Bees Native to Utah

Today on This Green Earth, Nell and Chris first speak with Joseph Wilson , an assistant professor of biology at Utah State University, about native bees. Studies show that there are over a 1,000 species of bees just within the state of Utah (!), many inhabiting the sensitive landscapes of our southern canyons and deserts. He is also the co-author of The Bees in your Backyard .

Tracking Repeals of Federal Environmental Rules and Regulations

Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak speak with Andrew Rosenberg from the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, a non-profit that is tracking the ongoing repeal of dozens of federal rules and regulations designed to maintain environmental and wildlife safeguards. This includes reversing regulations applying standards to mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, the monitoring of methane emissions from oil and gas operations and, the lifting of a ban on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife

This Green Earth - May 19, 2020

[We are in the homestrech of completing construction here at KPCW. In an effort to keep the noise down, we bring you a rerun of some of Nell and Chris's favorite interviews. They will be back next week with more This Green Earth! Thanks for listening!]

This Green Earth - May 12, 2020 - Amy May

Amy May from Tree Utah joins Chris and Nell on This Green Earth . She talks about Tree Utah and their planned project as a recipient of a Climate Fund Grant.

This Green Earth - May 12, 2020 - Walt Meier

Walt Meier with the National Snow and Ice Data Center joins Nell and Chris on This Green Earth to talk about Arctic Sea Ice, it's maximum extent this past March and how much has melted since then. He also provides some information on what Arctic-based research is being impacted by COVID-19.

This Green Earth - May 04, 2020 - "Best of"

Chris and Nell bring you two of their favorite interviews from the past, as we continue contruction, and the transition from the lifting of the stay at home order. Rest assured, they will be back next week, May 11th, with an all new show! Enjoy these interviews with Kirk Wallace Johnson and Earl Swift. Kirk Wallace Johnson - Aired April 16, 2019 - Starts at (01:14) During the first half of the show, Nell and Chris were joined by Kirk Wallace Johnson, the author of The Feather Thief: Beauty,

How Are Animals and Emerging Viruses Connected?

In this episode of This Green Earth Lauren Lockey is the owner and proprietor of Sage Mountain , a non-profit that provides educational programming, advocacy and sanctuary for farmed animals. She talks about the increasing connection between the number and types of emerging viruses and diseases humans are experiencing and the consumption of both wild and domesticated animals.

This Green Earth March 31, 2020 - Mike Luers

Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, talks about the extreme importance that we NOT flush "flushable" wipes and other bleach-based wipes down our toilets. They should be thrown away in a waste basket. He describes the growing problem these wipes, along with paper towels, napkins and even tissues are having on the pipes, pumps and motors at the treatment plant.

This Green Earth March 24, 2020 - Mark Kurlansky

This week on This Green Earth, author Mark Kurlansky joins the show to talk about his new book, " Salmon - A Fish, The Earth, and a History of Their Common Fate ".

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