Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance says: “Too often, we think of nature and art as unrelated experiences. One is outside, the other is inside. But...when that art speaks to us, it in turn deepens our connection with the world around us.” Alaka Wali, anthropology curator at the Field Museum, joins us to share why she believes, “engaging with art, whether viewing or making it yourself, gives you a visceral experience. This aesthetic, emotional experience [can be a] great way to engage with nature.”
The science is clear that trees help reduce the effects of Climate Change because they remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. For our "EcoMyths" segment, Kate Sackman joins us to talk with Robert Fahey from Morton Arboretum. They want us to know that “treehugging is cool” for us and the environment. Fahey studies forest ecosystems and urban forestry and admits to hugging trees, but clarifies that it's "usually for research purposes."
Paper or plastic?"The answer may be "neither." "The science shows that moving from plastic to paper is not necessarily 'greener,'" says Northwestern University’s Eric Masanet. He joins Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance to make the comparisons.
The long, harsh winter may have delayed things a bit, but it’s now time to get moving on your garden! For our regular EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance and Worldview's Jerome McDonnell, talk with experts about why soil matters in cultivating your green thumb.
EcoMyths Alliance asks the question: If water supply runs low, can we get more elsewhere? The short answer: Creating new means to move water from one basin to another can negatively impact both ecology and economy. Kate Sackman from EcoMyths and Worldview's Jerome McDonnell ask an expert about water conservation efforts locally and internationally.
For our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance ask Bill Zeigler, Sr. VP of animal care programs at Brookfield Zoo to explain “why wild animals need our help (even though they are adapted to survive winter), and how we can help them, naturally.”
Today for our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman explore whether there is anything redeeming about snow. Our guest is Tim Loftus, Water Resource Planner for Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
For our monthly EcoMyths segment with Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance, today’s myth is: "Global Warming Doesn't Affect Freshwater Fish." The short answer according to EcoMyths: Incorrect, it does. The National Wildlife Federation released a report on the impact of climate change on our nation's fish in rivers, streams, and lakes. We'll talk about the report with Frank Szollosi of the National Wildlife Federation.