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.”
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.”
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.
A frequently asked questions to EcoMyths Alliance is “do you need to rinse all containers before tossing them into the recycling bin”? To explore this issue, today on our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talked with engineering professor and researcher Eric Masanet, PhD, of Northwestern University.
Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance is back to tell us how technology advances and subsidies can make solar energy a reality in our homes. Also joining Kate for today's EcoMyths segment is Dick Co, managing director of the Solar Fuels Institute and an environmental chemistry professor at Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a wood boring beetle that's killed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and on its way to ruining millions more. Cutting down these trees is just one way to get rid of the pest, but it’s not enough. Jerome and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talk with two experts about other options and the tree's significance to Chicago.