Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Ways to Connect

All but one of the seven warmest U.S. winters on record have occurred since 1997, with three of those recorded in the 2010’s.  Joining Chris and Nell in the first part of the show is Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with The National Weather Service. Brian discusses what our winter was like here in Utah. Then, in the second part of the program, author Dan Eagan talks about  his book, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.

Chris and Nell talk with Mark Derichsweider, a retired engineer with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.  He offers his take on Scott Pruitt, the ex-Oklahoma Attorney General and now head of the U.S. EPA.

Joining Nell and Chris to provide legislative updates is Matt Pacenza, the executive director of the environmental activist group Heal Utah.  He updates us on what senate and house bills and resolutions have already passed with respect to our environment, and what bills remain under consideration.

The first guest on the program is Dave Pacheco with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. He discusses how the new administration will affect public lands, conservation and protection. The second guest is Florence Williams, author of  Nature Fix – Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative. 

This Green Earth - February 7, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

Joining Chris and Nell in the first part of the program to discuss the impacts which the new administration will have on our national climate policy, and what is being done about it, is Judd Werner of the Citizens Climate Lobby.

Amy Roberts, the executive director with the Outdoor Industry Association, joins Chris and Nell to discuss how the new administration leaders, policies and objectives will impact the conservation, protection and access to our public lands.  In the second half of the program they speak with Mike Aguilar, the Marketing Director of Mark Miller Subaru and General Manager Jeff Miller who discusses what Subaru does to support environmental causes and sustainable business Practices.

This Green Earth - December 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016

Tim Loveday is the Superintendent of Solid Waste for Summit County and he joins Chris and guest co-host Carolyn Murray in the first part of the show to talk about why a 36-dollar annual solid waste fee is necessary and what it will be spent on. We will also talk about the ongoing work at the landfill to close out or cap the existing landfill cell. In the second part of the program we will chat with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of Summit County Community Power Works and talk about how Summit County is doing with respect to the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.  

This Green Earth - December 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, is officially the shortest day of the year, just one second shorter than the day before. And as it has become a custom, with each winter solstice, Brian McInerney joins Chris and guest co-host Carolyn Murray to discuss our local and regional weather and climate. He joins us to discuss this past autumn’s weather – just how warm it was – and how Mother Nature’s snow making machine is performing to date.

Cool Science Radio - December 15, 2016

Dec 15, 2016

Today Lynn and guest co-host Chris Cherniak begin with a conversation with Dr. Regan Zane from Utah State University about an electric charging track that has been piloted for the last few years.  This charging track would allow electric vehicles to drive over it and get an additional electric charge. The second guest on the program is Dr. Brian  Bennet who is opening a new business in Park City to allow private individuals access to a super resolution microscope.

On Today’s show Chris and Nell discuss the latest data on climate change, the warmest autumn in U.S. history, the increasing concentrations of methane in the atmosphere and why it rained this past Saturday.

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