Nell Larson

Producer/ Co-Host

Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.

Nell Larson has been the director of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter since 2013, but has been a co-host of This Green Earth since 2009.  Prior to her role as director at Swaner, Nell acted as Conservation Director, where she focused on the restoration and management of the 1,200 acre nature preserve, implementing projects geared toward stream restoration, water quality, wildlife habitat, and trails.  Nell grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Yale, as well as her master of Environmental Management with a focus in ecology at the Yale School of Forestry.  Outside of work, Nell loves to ski - both Nordic and alpine - sail, hike, travel, kickball, and generally take advantage of Utah's great outdoors.

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This Green Earth - July 10, 2018 Bob Deans

Jul 10, 2018

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of the Presidents effort to rewrite the governments rule book on environmental policy, procedures and regulations, resigned last week in the face of numerous ethics investigations. Bob Deans, associate director of communications with the Natural Resources Defense Council joins Chris and Nell to discuss Pruitt’s resignation, Andrew Wheeler’s designation and what it means for environmental protection.

Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, summarizes this past springs temperature,  precipitation data and trends.

Phil Bondurant, Environmental Health Director with Summit County, talks about an algal bloom recently observed at Rockport Reservoir.

The film, Wasted, The Story of Food Waste, will be airing Wednesday, June 20 at the Santy Auditorium.  It’s a documentary produced by the late Anthony Bourdain and focuses on what needs to be done to reduce and re-direct food that is lost to landfills.  Josh Hobson, a member of the Park City Leadership Class 24 discusses this film and a class project focusing on food waste and composting.

Mark Adams is the author of the new book, Tip Of The Iceberg: My 3,000 Mile Journey around Wild Alaska, The Last Great American Frontier. Adams retraces the famous 1899 expedition sponsored by railroad magnate Edward Harriman which included John Muir and George Bird Grinnell, founder of the Audubon Society.  Adams describes the changes both man and climate have made on the Alaskan wilderness since that famous trip.

For nearly 20-years, TRAX light rail trains have shuttled riders up and down the Salt Lake Valley, saving countless car trips and sparing Salt Lake’s air tons of petroleum-based pollutants.  But for the past four years the trains have done even more for Utah’s air.

Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman John Curtis have co-authored a bill entitled,  The Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018.  Emery County is home to world class wilderness landscapes such as San Rafael Swell, Desolation Canyon and Goblin Valley State Park.  Dave Pacheco, grassroots organizer from the Southern Utah Wilderness Association,  joins Chris and Nell to give us SUWA's  thoughts and positions on this proposed bill.

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. 

 

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