This Green Earth

Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman John Curtis have co-authored a bill entitled,  The Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018.  Emery County is home to world class wilderness landscapes such as San Rafael Swell, Desolation Canyon and Goblin Valley State Park.  Dave Pacheco, grassroots organizer from the Southern Utah Wilderness Association,  joins Chris and Nell to give us SUWA's  thoughts and positions on this proposed bill.

Dr. Curt Stager is a professor of Natural Sciences at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks region of New York . He focuses on lake biology and has a new book titled, The Secret World of Lakes.

This Green Earth - June 5, 2018

Jun 5, 2018

Micah Kagan from the non-profit , Leaders for Clean Air, joins Chris and Nell to discuss their organizations efforts to improve Utah’s air quality by providing  - among other things – free electric vehicle charging stations to Utah Businesses.

Dr. Joe Romm is a physicist, climate scientist and one of the early and leading voices on human-caused global warming and climate change. He is also the author of the book, Climate Change  - What Everyone Needs to Know.  This book offers the most up to date examination of climate change’s foundational science, it’s implications for the future, and the critical clean energy solutions necessary to stem the climbing levels of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere. 


This Green Earth - May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

Daisy Fair, chief agricultural engineer at Copper Moose Farm joins Chris and Nell to discuss the growing season and what’s available at the garden stand.

A recent report prepared by the University of Colorado in partnership with the National Park Service summarizes the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge projections to nearly 100 coastal area national parks.  Joining Chris and Nell in the first part of the program is the lead author of the report, Dr. Maria Caffrey, a research associate in the areas of climate change at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Joining Chris and Nell to discuss the many environmental impacts of eating meat and dairy - and the equally many benefits of employing a more plant based diet are Lauren Lockey and Dave Swartz of Sage Mountain. Also, Chis and Dave discuss the latest environment news. 

This Green Earth - May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

We are nearly six months into the new policies announced by China regardng their acceptance of recyclables, particularly plastic.  It's save to say that as a result, little or no plastics here in the U.S. are being recycled.  Joining Chris and Nell in the first half of the program to discuss details of this situation, as well as the waste and recyclng industry as a whole, is Reece DeMille.

In this segment, Nell and guest co-host Katy Wang speak with Nick Schou, conservation director at Utah Rivers Council, about the important  benefits of rainwater collection and how you can get involved through the new phase of their RainHarvest program.

This Green Earth - May 15, 2018: Eric Balkan

May 15, 2018

This segment features Nell and guest co-host Katy Wang chatting with Eric Balkan, executive director of the Glen Canyon Institute, who shares the history and issues of the Glen Canyon Dam, as well as its impacts on native ecosystems and cultural sites. Balkan also describes GCI's proposal to empty Lake Powell into Lake Mead for a more efficient and environmentally friendly water management system.