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

This Green Earth - June 11, 2019 Phyllis Robinson

During the second half of the show, Nell and Chris spoke with Phyllis Robinson, local chocolatier and founder of Tandem Chocolates about the impacts of the mainstream cocoa industry as well as sustainable and conflict-free chocolate and how to find it.

This Green Earth - June 11, 2019 Danfung Dennis

During the first half of the show, Nell and Chris spoke with Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Danfung Dennis, founder of Condition One , a virtual reality production company that focuses on the creation of immersive environmental documentaries. One such film, This is Climate Change , is showing locally on Saturday evenings and tickets are available for sale online.

This Green Earth - June 4, 2019 Nicholas Markels

Nell and Chris spoke with Nicholas Markels, a recent Park City High School graduate and winner of the Edison Award for his bio-degradable multi-function plastic spoon, fork, knife utensil called a Sporknife. Nick created and submitted 3-D images, engineering designs, and a photograph of the prototype he had built. By designing a single, pull apart plastic utensil made from corn-based plastic, Nick hopes to entice businesses to choose his product for its cost effectiveness and environmental

This Green Earth - June 4, 2019 Deeda Seed

Last year, legislators passed a bill that established the Utah Inland Port Authority . It will cover some 16,000 acres, or 25 square miles of land just west of the SLC airport; half of it north of I-80 and the other half south. The port will be comprised of warehouses, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. Proponents of the port say it's a unique economic opportunity that will bring jobs and connect the state directly to the flow of international trade. But opponents say, not so

This Green Earth - May 28, 2019 Troy Magney

During photosynthesis, all plants emit low-levels of infrared light. Now, through the use of satellite technology, scientists are beginning to observe and quantify the health and wellness of forests through this combined flouresence. Troy Magney with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped co-author a paper discussing this science and it's findings. He joins Chris Cherniak and Glen Wright to discuss the work and what it might mean to forest management.

This Green Earth - May 28, 2019 Glenn Wright

Can Summit County's forests be managed to sequester more carbon? Over half of the county is forested, and with forests under stress from climate and invasive species, what can be done to promote growth, reduce the threat of wildfires, and provide renewable energy? Summit County Councilman Glenn Wright and host Chris Cherniak discuss the issue and potential answers.

This Green Earth - May 21, 2019 John Lin

John Lin, a professor of atmospheric sciences, discusses a new study that shows that the processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of air pollution in the winter. This unexpected finding suggests that certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution may actually be backfiring.

This Green Earth - May 21, 2019 Jeff Bousson

Jeff Bousson, Climate Program Manager for Summit Community Power Works , stops by to discuss the group's upcoming programs and activities associated with energy efficiency, energy waste, and renewable forms of electricity.

This Green Earth - May 14, 2019 Kelly Nokes

During the second segment of This Green Earth , Kelly Nokes, an attorney with the Western Environmental Law Center , joined Chris and Nell to discuss "cyanide bombs," or M-44 devices used to poison native wild predators such as coyotes on public land as well as private property. Kelly shared the current legal status of these and proposed legislation to discontinue their use.

This Green Earth - May 14, 2019 Austin Green Dr. Mary Pendergast

During the first half of the show, Nell and Chris learned about the Wasatch Wildlife Watch , a massive citizen science effort using camera traps to gather data about wildlife in the Wasatch Front and track how they are impacted by humans. Dr. Mary Pendergast, from Wild Utah Project , and Austin Green, with the University of Utah, joined Chris and Nell to share the details and how listeners can get involved as volunteers.

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