Chris Cherniak

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Ways to Connect

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.

The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service just released a report summarizing the state of Utah's water supply, and it's not very encouraging. Mountain snow is melting quickly and there's not much left. Beau Uriona with the NRCS joins Chris and Lynn to provide details on the state's snow pack, stream flows, reservoirs and what to expect the remainder of this spring and coming summer.

Both the Southern Wilderness Alliance and the Sierra Club are helping to host the People's Energy Summit this weekend in Salt Lake City. It's a gathering designed to highlight the wealth of renewable energy alternatives this state has to offer. Dave Pacheco from SUWA and Lindsay Beebe of the Sierra Club join Chris and Lynn in this segment to discuss this event and some legislative bills that may have an impact on our environment.  

Steve Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, joins Lynn and guest co-host Chris Cherniak.  Brusatte's new book is called The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.  Brusatte gives us a sweeping scientific history of the dinosaurs, in narrative form, and tells us why today is the golden age of paleontology and why dinosaurs continue to, fascinate humans.