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.
In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with Diane Ackerman, author of "The Human Age - The World Shaped by Us". After that they talk weather, climate and why 2014 will be the warmest on record with Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology at the website "Weather Underground".
Today, Chris and Nell first speak with Todd Wilkinson, author of "Last Stand - Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet" (and return bison to the American West). Then they speak to Richard Heinberg, a Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and author of a number of books on energy and the economy including: "Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future".
In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris and Nell talk about how a Republican-controlled House and Senate will impact environmental regulations, the Keystone XL Pipeline and the U.S.E.P.A. David Goldstein, Public Affairs Director with the NRDC is their guest.
In this edition of This Green Earth, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome Tina Smith and Francis Millard who are members of the Friends of Kamas Valley to talk about the proposed Tesoro pipeline.
In this edition of This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first have Insa Riepen of Recycle Utah on to discuss water conservation and hazardous waste. Then Jason Utgaard, owner of the Spotted Door, an online business that sells only recycled and re-purposed goods. Finally Bryn Carey, owner of Ski Butlers who is on his way to Rio to attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Project training.
In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell first speak with Brian Kahn, a local financial advisor. They talk about how one can set up an investment portfolio that matches your environmental values and beliefs. In the second part of the show, they speak with local citizens who are in support of Proposition 1, a referendum which considers $25 million dollars to purchase open space and recreational facilities.
In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first speak with Chris Crockett, an aquatic biologist with the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources. Crockett specializes in amphibians and discusses the re-introduction of the Columbia Spotted Frog into Swaner Preserve. After that, Chris and Nell speak with Katy Wang of the Park City Film Series about their latest film, A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary about the origins of the environmental movement here in the U.S.