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This Green Earth is a weekly, hour-long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Claire Wiley 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.Sponsored by:Recycle Utah

This Green Earth Chris Cherniak, Claire Wiley

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This Green Earth is a weekly, hour-long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Claire Wiley 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.Sponsored by:Recycle Utah

    This Green Earth | April 16, 2024

    This Green Earth | April 16, 2024

    Aidan Charron, Director of End Plastic Initiatives with Earthday.org comes on the show to talk about the history of Earth Day and the theme for this year: Planet vs Plastics.Then, author Jade Sasser speaks about her recently released book "Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future."

    • 49 min
    This Green Earth | April 9, 2024

    This Green Earth | April 9, 2024

    Citizens' Climate Lobby Wasatch Back Chapter Co-Leader Lauren Barros shares more on a special event at the Jim Santy Auditorium April 10. The Wasatch Back chapter is set to host an evening of film screenings and a panel discussion. The panel discussion will follow the screening of "Going Greenland" and "Downstream: a Backcountry Ski Film about the Shrinking Great Salt Lake." Each film delves into skiing and the effects of climate change. The event begins at 6pm. (01:33)Then, a rebroadcast from January revisits a discussion with award-winning author, Tony Hiss, on his latest book, "Rescuing the Planet, Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth." (8:26)Finishing the show is author and CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti who discusses his newly released book, "Before It's Gone: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change in Small-Town America." (29:33)

    • 52 min
    This Green Earth | April 2, 2024

    This Green Earth | April 2, 2024

    Utah Snow Survey Supervisor Jordan Clayton provides an in-depth report on the 2023/24 snow season and what it means for the months ahead. Then, explore the Endangered Species Act of 1973 from its inception to the key figures who shaped its history with author, attorney and environmental historian Lowell Baier. He discusses his book "Earth’s Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter."

    • 50 min
    This Green Earth | March 26, 2024

    This Green Earth | March 26, 2024

    On the next This Green Earth, Claire & Chris speak with author Abrahm Lustgarten who writes about climate change and writes for New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and PBS Frontline.In his forthcoming book, “On The Move,” Lustgarten explores how climate change is uprooting American lives and where people will go. Lustgarten’s recent reporting focuses on global migration, demographic change and conflict in response to a warming climate. Then, they speak with Alexa Friedman, an environmental epidemiologist interested in reducing exposure to harmful chemicals. Friedman will walk us through a recent study that talks about pesticides and produce.To end the show, Deeda Seed with the Center for Biological Diversity discusses the Endangered Species Act listing petition for Wilson’s phalaropes, and what it means for the Great Salt Lake's ecosystem.

    • 51 min
    This Green Earth | March 19, 2024

    This Green Earth | March 19, 2024

    Author and voice for the natural world, Carl Safina explores how humans are changing the living world and what the changes mean for the planet. His work has won a MacArthur “genius” grant as well as Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships.Then, Heal Utah’s Meisei [May-Say] Gonzalez details the 2024 legislative decisions the organization says will impact our state’s environmental health.

    • 50 min
    This Green Earth | March 12, 2024

    This Green Earth | March 12, 2024

    Professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia, Suzanne Simard, is at the forefront of plant communication and intelligence research. She explains why trees are vital to each other and to humans. (01:32)And, Utah Geologist Jeremiah Bernau discusses how the Bonneville Salt Flats have shifted over the years, with some of its most dramatic changes in recent decades. (25:50)

    • 47 min

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