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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.

  • Kevin Perry, Professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah joins the show. Over the past decade, the Great Salt Lake has continued to deplete. It is now a third of its original size and recently the last remaining boats were pulled from the Great Salt Lake Marina. The troubled body of water desperately needs more water. These record lows are taking a toll, and the effects are wide reaching.
  • Dr. Bonnie Baxter, Director of the Great Salt Lake Institute and biology professor at Westminster College joins the show. Over the past decade, the Great Salt Lake has continued to deplete. It is now a third of its original size and recently the last remaining boats were pulled from the Great Salt Lake Marina. The troubled body of water desperately needs more water. These record lows are taking a toll, and the effects are wide reaching.
  • On today's This Green Earth, hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak speak with (01:30) Dr. Bonnie Baxter, Director of the Great Salt Lake Institute and biology professor at Westminster College and (27:07) Kevin Perry, Professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah. Over the past decade, the Great Salt Lake has continued to deplete. It is now a third of its original size and recently the last remaining boats were pulled from the Great Salt Lake Marina. The troubled body of water desperately needs more water. These record lows are taking a toll, and the effects are wide reaching. These two environmental experts speak to the issues of this once great lake and what the future holds.
  • Andrea Walker, Salt Lake County Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources brings us the buzz on bees. She’ll talk about everything from honey bee biology to the Utah bee keeping community.
  • Chis and Nell are joined by Marc Peterson with Citizens Climate Lobby. He speaks about future of electric cars and the effects on the environment and he also help explains the details of the $370 billion climate and tax package recently passed by the Senate.
  • In this episode of This Green Earth, (01:51) Marc Peterson with Citizens Climate Lobby comes on the show to answer the question: What will it Take to reduce global warming and how are we already moving in the right direction? He'll also help explain the details of the $370 billion climate and tax package recently passed by the Senate.Then, (27:49) Andrea Walker, Salt Lake County Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources brings us the buzz on bees. She’ll talk about everything from honey bee biology to the Utah bee keeping community.
  • On today's episode of This Green Earth hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak speak with : (01:52) Evan Fricke, an ecologist at Rice University. When it comes to keeping pace with a changing climate, plants face a particular challenge, they are quite literally rooted in place. Now, their ability to move to cooler areas as places heat up is being further imperiled by loss of animals which plants often hitch a ride. They discuss a study that shows how technology can step in to predict how quickly plants need to migrate to remain in a climatic zone where they can survive.Then (27:37) Kimberly Flores, owner of FulFILLed Utah comes on to talk about her local business that specializes in low-waste living. At her shop you can reduce, reuse, and refill from a curated selection of eco-friendly personal care items and household cleaning products.
  • Evan Fricke, an ecologist at Rice University joins Chris and Nell to discuss a study that shows how technology can step in to predict how quickly plants need to migrate to remain in a climatic zone where they can survive.When it comes to keeping pace with a changing climate, plants face a particular challenge, they are quite literally rooted in place. Now, their ability to move to cooler areas as places heat up is being further imperiled by loss of animals which plants often hitch a ride.
  • Nell and Chris are joined in this episode of This Green Earth by Kimberely Flores, owner of FulFILLed Utah. She talks with us about her local business that specializes in low-waste living. At her shop you can reduce, reuse, and refill from a curated selection of eco-friendly personal care items and household cleaning products.
  • Ecologist and Founder of Ecology Bridge Sarah Jo Dickens joins the show to bring us an update on the success of the recent Garlic Mustard Games.