KPCW's This Green Earth

Tuesday, 9-10 AM

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson
Credit Mark Maziarz

This Green Earth is a weekly, hour long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson explore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability.

The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.

TGE has interviewed a number of individuals from different environmental fields including: writers Andrew Revkin, Terry Tempest Williams, Craig Childs, Richard Louv and Paul Erlich; politicians like the Mayors of Park City and Salt Lake City; policy analysts from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund; scientists and researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the National Weather Service; and, local sustainable business owners from Copper Moose Farm, Main Street Olive Oil Company, Whole Foods Market and Fairweather Natural Foods.

Christopher Cherniak is an environmental engineer with nearly 30 years experience as an environmental consultant. Nell Larson is an environmental scientist , educator and a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry. Together, they direct This Green Earth's mission, which is to educate listeners about the importance of environmental preservation, conservation and stewardship.

Contact Chris and Nell via email at thisgreenearth@kpcw.org.

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What People are Saying About This Green Earth

"This Green Earth offers an in-depth analysis of current environmental issues that affect our local and global community.  The conversations between the hosts and their guests is enlightening and challenging, but at the same time has a light touch that makes the issues accessible to a wide listening audience.  An invaluable resource for our community." Katy Wang

"This Green Earth does an excellent job recruiting knowledgeable and interesting guests.  As someone who's been involved in the "green" sector for many years, I'm consistently impressed with the ability of Katie and Nell to introduce me to something new!"  Tyler Paulsen, Sustainability Office, Park City Municipal

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Air Pollution
11:46 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Summit County Likely at Turning Point With Air Pollution Issues

Summit County is likely at a turning point, in terms of its air pollution issue - according to the county's Health Director, Rich Bullough. Rick Brough has more. 

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Bald Eagle Deaths
11:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Bald Eagles in Utah Dying From West Nile Virus

Bald Eagles are dying in Utah from eating dead birds infected with West Nile Virus. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Environmental Issues
11:26 am
Tue December 31, 2013

This Green Earth - December 31, 2013

 Senior Hydrologist Brian McInerney with the National Weather Service joins host Chris Cherniak to talk about local weather patterns and global climate issues. Chris also gives an update on the ongoing bald eagle deaths occurring in northern Utah.  

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Environment
2:53 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

This Green Earth - December 24, 2013

Chris Cherniak is joined by guest host, Lynn Ware Peek, as they talk to Mayor Dana Williams about his 12 years in office and the environmental issues he took in that time. At the end of the show, the Park City Lacrosse Team are in to talk about their Christmas Tree pick up fundraiser.

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Environment
4:05 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

This Green Earth - December 17, 2013

Today, Nell and Chris speak with Doug Evans, Head of Energy and Resource Management for Mountain Regional Water District.  In addition, they cover some news on the U.S. FDA and antibiotics, and why a U.S. company is piping petroleum into Canada.

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Environment
1:32 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

This Green Earth - December 10, 2013

Hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak save the world once again with their latest installment of This Green Earth.

Chris and Nell first speak with Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity and Jeff Hymas with Rocky Mountain Power about Habitat's most recent home on Marsac Avenue - it's "wattsmart".  Then, they speak to Insa Riepen of Recycle Utah about all the holiday waste that's actually recyclable, fruitcake excluded.

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Environment
11:45 am
Tue December 3, 2013

This Green Earth - December 3, 2013

Today's guest is Adam Minter, author of "Junkyard Planet", a look into the ugly, yet profitable world of recycling; and why so much of our "waste" ends up in China, only to be recycled into cheap stuff we can't wait to buy.

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Environment
2:09 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

This Green Earth - November 26, 2013

Jason Utgaard, owner of The Spotted Door, an online shopping experience, joins Chris and Lynn this morning. The Spotted Door sells only items which are made from at least 50% recycled material. He joins us in-studio to discuss why he started the business and what’s available.

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Environment
2:48 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

This Green Earth - November 19, 2013

Kerry Kelly, Environmental Engineer and researcher at the U. is on first talking about her study relating wood smoke and poor air quality. Then Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Pediatrician, on the second half to discuss the health impacts associated with PM 2.5 and ozone exposure to children.

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Environment
3:35 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

This Green Earth - November 12, 1013

On today's show, Mike Godfrey from the Rainforest Alliance talks about sustainable cocoa and chocolate. Linda Karz from Water Wise Park City discusses the future of water use in Park City.

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