Nell and Chris first talk about population growth with David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. Although the planet is on it's way to 8 billion people, recent efforts in the areas of education, health care and technology are beginning to slow the rate of growth. Then in the second part of the show they discuss the fact that, despite all the news coverage, more of the continental U.S. experienced record warmth than record cold during the month of February.
In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell speak with Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder. Then it's highlights from the news..Clean Air, Beekeepers at airports and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Chris and Nell first speak with representatives of the Sierra Club to discuss several issues including the State of Utah's efforts to shift public lands to state ownership. They also discuss the ongoing success of Mexican Grey Wolves re-populating the southwest.
In this edition of This Green Earth Nell and Chris first speak with Mike Luers, General Manager of the SBWRD, about the proposed expansion of the Silver Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility. Then, they talk about some of the environmental documentaries shown at Sundance, and finally, they talk about the economic benefits of managing your rooftop heat tape. That is, No Snow = No Tape.
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.