Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

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Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann joined the show to talk about his ongoing efforts to raise awareness of climate change issues and the many issues arising from efforts. Local beekeeper Doug Fryer also joined to show to talk about the state of bees, colony collapse, etc. This show originally aired in May of 2014.

First up on today's show, Insa Riepen, Executive Director of Recycle Utah, joined the show to discuss renewable energy, solid waste issues and the anti-idling ordinance. Park City Silly Market also dropped by for an update on their Zero Waste program.

First, Nick Comerford, University of Florida professor discusses soil erosion and soil loss.  Soil is a non-renewable resource, and once gone, it's nearly impossible to replace.  Then, Matt Pacenza, Policy Director with HEAL Utah comes on the second half to discuss Rocky Mountain Power's request to add a monthly $4.25 fee to owners of solar panels.

 

This Green Earth - May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

Professor Emeritus Stephen Kellert joins Nell and Chris in the first half of the show to discuss his book: "Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World".  After that, they discuss some items in the news including record carbon dioxide concentrations in the northern hemisphere.

Chris and Nell first speak with Dr. Michael Mann, Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University and author of the book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars".   In the second half of the show, local bee keeper Doug Fryer joins them to talk about honey, hives and the latest findings regarding Colony Collapse Disorder.

  

In honor of Earth Day, This Green Earth looks at environmental stewardship in terms of acts, educationand advocacy.  First, Dee Williams discusses the growing "tiny house" movement in the U.S. and why she enjoys living in an 84 square foot house.   Then Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity comes on to talk about their latest LEED certified home, and finally Brent Giles from POWDR Corporation stops by to announce the winners of "Protect Your Playground".

This week Chris and guest co-host Larry Warren talk to Paul Murphy of Rocky Mountain Power abouttheir plans to build a 2 mega watt solar power plant in the southern part of the state.  An interesting development in light of the fact that Rocky Mountain Power stated just last year that they had no plans to develop new renewable energy systems over the next ten years.  Why the change?

Andrea Morgan joins Nell and Chris in the first part of the show to talk about genetically modified organisms and genetically engineered crops.  After that Nell provides an update on Alaska's Pebble Mine project and Chris explains the linkage between fracking and seismic activity.

Chris Cherniak talks topics of sustainability. His first guest is Lisa Yoder, Sustainability Coordinator for Summit County, who has details on the 2014 - 2016 sustainability plan. Then, Brian McInerney, from the National Weather Service,  is in to talk about weather and climate.

First on today's show, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson talk with Lt. Col. Chip Elliott, an instructor of chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy. He'll reveal what the Army is doing in the areas of energy consumption and reduction. Author Emma Marris will follow to discuss her writings on nature and her book Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-wild World.

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