Nell Larson

On This Green Earth, Utah Rivers Council Campaign Director Jon Carter talks about the return of the Rain Barrel Program, and why they are so important to those of us who live in a drought-impacted, high desert environment.

The Utah Rivers Council, in collaboration with Park City Municipal Corporation is once again offering Rain Barrels for sale starting April 6. 

The barrels will range in price between $50 and $75 and, be available for pickup beginning May 2. 

 

On This Green Earth, Flooding from rising seas is a present and increasing threat to coastal communities around the world. 

Oceanographer John Englander presents his new book: Moving to Higher Ground – Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward. In his first interview since the book launched, Englander talks with Chris and Nell about exploring how sea level rise will affect our ecosystems, our economies, our water supplies and our daily lives. 

His book also covers the strategies and adaptations required to tackle the inevitability of a rising sea.

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. 

On This Green Earth, Chris and Nell talk about the recent introduction of the "Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act". This bill would establish a national law phasing out unnecessary single-use plastic products, such as carryout bags and polystyrene foam food containers. 

Speaking with them is Christy Leavitt, Plastics Campaign Director with Oceana. She will break down what’s on the bill and share her thoughts on its likelihood to pass.

Birders around the world are rejoicing with the rediscovery of a bird that has not been seen for 180 years. 

The illusive Black-browed Babbler has been captured, photographed and then released back into the tropical forest of Borneo. 

Dr. John Mittermeier of the American Bird Conservancy talks with Nell and Chris about this unique feathered creature, its accidental capture, and why its rediscovery is so important to both birders and conservationists.   

Today on This Green Earth:

Sean Sublette from Climate Central is talking about last week’s record-breaking cold temps in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

Sublette will have answers about what role the jet stream played in this event, and the influences a warming planet can have on the jet stream.

Sublette also lets us know if we should expect more cold snaps like this, even as the planet warms.

Today on This Green Earth:

A fascinating conversation with Kim McCoy, an oceanographer and co-author of the book: Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast.

McCoy discusses the ongoing physical, chemical and biological impacts that rising sea levels are having on our beaches and coasts. 

On today's episode of This Green Earth:

Mary Farnsworth was recently named the Acting Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service.

Farnsworth addresses the responsibilities of this position and what the Intermountain Region faces with a new administration.

On today's episode of This Green Earth:

Nell and Chris welcome Jordan Clayton.

Clayton is the Data Collection Officer with Utah Snow Survey. He discusses the Survey's latest report on the state's climate and water, and provides a summary of the snow and reservoir conditions up through the end of January.

On this edition of This Green Earth:

Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher shares more about the transportation study going on  in Kimball Junction and how it may impact local conservation work.

On this edition of This Green Earth:

There is a fair amount of new information coming from the Biden-Harris administration regarding actions to tackle climate and environmental issues. Ken Rait of The Pew Charitable Trusts comes in to help us understand it all.

Local News Hour - June 4, 2019

Jun 4, 2019

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - Director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on open space issues. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Environmental Sustainability Project Manager Celia Petersen talks about the business survey and efforts to engage in better practices throughout the city's businesses. Park City Christian Center Outreach Coordinator Max Ventura has details about his year's Festival de Arte Latino.

Ehrick Burnl Photography

In December, the Swaner Preserve live video camera captured images of an elk being ostracized by the herd due to a piece of black mesh stuck on his antlers. In the weeks since they first observed the herd behavior, lots of people have kept close tabs on the health and welfare of this bull elk. Carolyn Murray has this report:

Executive Director of the Swaner Preserve and Eco Center, Nell Larson said they’ve been watching this bull trying to figure out what could be done to help the animal.

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox, Director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on saving the Osgurthrope Ranch. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher talks about the County Council meeting on Wednesday that includes a big discussion on the 2019 budget. Park City Planning Director, Bruce Erickson previews the Planning Agenda for Wednesday. He is asking planners for a decision on the Kimball Special Events roof top deck. Yoga instructor and Health Coach, Sam Sylvitis talks about her upcoming Lunch and  Learn Topic at the PC MARC where she will discuss Aryvedic living.

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