Center for Biological Diversity

On This Green Earth, Nathan Donley from the Center for Biological Diversity joins Nell and Chris to discuss a recent federal study which found 90% of streams sampled contain pesticides.   

Nathan will share the acute and chronic ecological impacts that are associated with this condition in our waterways. 

In this episode of This Green Earth Nell and guest co-host Katy Wang's guest is Nevada Legal Advocate Scott Lake for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Last week, A federal judge overturned the Trump administration’s plan to lease more than 60,000 acres of public land for fracking in northern Utah’s Uintah Basin, including areas near Dinosaur National Monument.  The judge ruled that the Bureau of Land Management violated the law by refusing to consider alternatives to leasing all 59 parcels.  Taylor McKinnon, a senior campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity joins Chris and Nell on this week's This Green Earth to talk about this decision and what the Biden administration

National Wildlife Federation

There are around 6,000 grey wolves in the lower 48 states. 4,000 of them are in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, and about 1,600 in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, according to Amaroq Weiss with the Center for Biological Diversity - a nonprofit based in Arizona. 

She said the number of wolves in the county is a fraction of what it used to be.

“About 1% of what their former historic numbers were and they're occupying only about 10% of what their former historic range was,” Weiss said. “So not very much at all.” 

This episode of This Green Earth features Amaroq Weiss, Senior West Coast Wolf Advocate from the Center for Biological Diversity.

In the first edition of This Green Earth for 2015, hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell  Larson speak with Michael Robinson from the Center for Biological Diversity about the recent shooting of a Northern Gray Wolf in southwestern Utah. Then they talk about wolf habitat and the state's attitude towards wolves and why the state's $50 bounty per coyote is a de facto bounty program on wolves.