In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Douglas Chadwick, researcher and author of "The Wolverine Way", a book about wolverine habits and habitats here in the U.S. Then, they speak with Jeff Masters (a Michigan Wolverine) and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground. 2014 was the warmest year on record and Jeff helps explain why that occurred, what it means and if 2015 will be more of the same.
On today's show, Nell and Chris speak with representatives from Echo Spur, a new development of homes being constructed in the Rossi Hill area of Park City. Echo Spur will be incorporating energy efficient construction materials and techniques to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption. In the second part of the show, they talk about inefficient incandescent bulbs and LED lighting alternatives with Mary Christa Smith, Project Manager of the Summit Community Power Works.
In the first edition of This Green Earth for 2015, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson speak with Michael Robinson from the Center for Biological Diversity about the recent shooting of a Northern Gray Wolf in southwestern Utah. Then they talk about wolf habitat and the state's attitude towards wolves and why the state's $50 bounty per coyote is a de facto bounty program on wolves.
In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Insa Repien, Executive Director of Recycle Utah. Recycle your Christmas trees, but not your shiny wrapping paper. Chris and Nell also discuss Utah's Wolf Management Policy in light of the recent shooting of "Echo" the grey wolf down in the southwestern part of the state."
In this edition of This Green Earth hosts Chris and Nell first speak with Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Toms River", a true account of a chemical company that first brings jobs, then a Superfund Site, then a cancer cluster to Toms River, New Jersey. After that, they speak with Rachel Otto, Executive Director for Breathe Utah, an air quality advocacy group. Rachel talks about the states recent proposal to ban the use of wood burning fireplaces along the Wasatch Front from November to March.
In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with award-winning author and conservationist Laura Pritchett. Her most recent book is "Stars Go Blue". After that, they speak with Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council, about the impact tar sands and oil shale development will have on the Colorado River Basin.
In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell speak with Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers here in town. Bryn just returned from a Climate Reality Conference where he became certified as a climate reality trainer. He'll describe what he learned and what steps he'll take with respect to climate change going forward.