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This Green Earth
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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

Latest Segments
  • Chris and Claire speak with John Vucetich, a professor of wildlife ecology at Michigan Tech. He is the author of a new book about wolves titled, "Restoring the Balance: What Wolves Tell Us About Our Relationship With Nature."
  • Colette Adkins, Carnivore Conservation Program Director and Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, joins the show to talk about the fate of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains after they were denied Endangered Species Act protection.
  • Then, journalist David Owen of the New Yorker discusses his book "Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River."
  • Chris and Claire speak with Recycle Utah’s Mary Closser about the recent Green Business Awards and welcome local award winners Kimberly Flores with Fulfilled and Julie Finnegan from Abode Luxury Rentals.
  • Dr. Paddy Sullivan, Director of the Environment and Natural Resource Institute, talks about why Alaska’s rivers are quite literally rusting.
Latest Podcasts
  • Chris and Claire speak with John Vucetich, a professor of wildlife ecology at Michigan Tech. He is the author of a new book about wolves titled, "Restoring the Balance: What Wolves Tell Us About Our Relationship With Nature." Then, Colette Adkins, Carnivore Conservation Program Director and Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, joins the show to talk about the fate of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains after they were denied Endangered Species Act protection.
  • Chris and Claire speak with Recycle Utah’s Mary Closser about the recent Green Business Awards and welcome local award winners Kimberly Flores with Fulfilled and Julie Finnegan from Abode Luxury Rentals. Then, journalist David Owen of the New Yorker discusses his book "Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River."
  • Author Peter Alagona, Environmental History Professor at UC Santa Barbara discusses his book "The Accidental Ecosystem." It tells the story of how cities across the United States went from having little wildlife to filling, dramatically, and unexpectedly, with wild creatures.Then, Dr. Paddy Sullivan, Director of the Environment and Natural Resource Institute, talks about why Alaska’s rivers are quite literally rusting.
  • Though many of us may not consider ourselves fans of spiders – jumping spiders are some of the worlds most fascinating and aerobatic arachnids. They are even crooners, singing and dancing to woo mates. Learn more about the wonderful world of jumping spiders with Harvard University’s Paul Shamble on This Green Earth. (01:32)Then award-winning Author Tony Hiss joins the show to discuss his latest book, "Rescuing the Planet, Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth" (28:51)
  • Park City Community Foundation’s Climate Fund's Eyee Hsu and Andy Hecht discuss their goal to fully divert food waste from Summit County's landfill by 2030.Then Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank joins the show. Food Tank is a research and advocacy organization that highlights how food and agriculture could be a solution to some of our most pressing environmental problems.