Down To Earth: An Earthjustice Podcast



Welcome to Down to Earth, an audio podcast about the news, events and personalities that make up Earthjustice.


  • The Fossil Fuel Body Burden

    20/11/2021 Duração: 25min

    Acclaimed ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber discusses the need for meaningful reform of toxics regulation and why extreme energy extraction must end.

  • The Smell of Money: One Man's Fight to Clear the Air in His Hometown

    07/07/2014 Duração: 16min

    Hilton Kelley is a leading environmental activist who gave up a Hollywood acting career to move to Port Arthur, Texas, a town that's known for having some of the most toxic air in the country. For more than a decade, Hilton Kelley has worked to clean up Port Arthur's air by facing off against industrial polluters that literally surround the Texas town. These facilities include numerous refineries and chemical plants, a ship yard full of diesel-fueled barges, and even an incineration plant that just received a permit to burn chemical waste from Syria.

  • Fighting Fracking, And Winning

    19/05/2014 Duração: 19min

    Earthjustice Campaign Manager Kathleen Sutcliffe speaks with Helen Holden Slottje, a lawyer in upstate New York, who discusses her pioneering legal strategy to keep the controversial oil and gas development process known as "fracking" out of communities. Thanks in large part to Helen Slottje's efforts, more than 170 communities in New York have fracking bans or moratoriums on the books. In 2014, Helen’s hard work and bravery were rewarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize, often referred to as the "Green Nobel Prize."

  • Caution: Crude by Rail Crossing

    31/03/2014 Duração: 11min

    Earthjustice attorney Kristen Boyles discusses the fight to stop the expansion of crude-by-rail projects, which use trains to transport crude oil to facilities that then export it across the U.S. and internationally. Crude-by-rail has been around for some time, but recently it's received increased scrutiny due to a series of train accidents that have resulted in loss of life and leveled entire towns.

  • Defending the Endangered Species Act

    13/12/2013 Duração: 14min

    Marjorie Mulhall is a legislative counsel on Earthjustice's Policy and Legislation team, located in Washington, D.C. She works with Congress and federal agencies to protect the Endangered Species Act and prevent legislative rollback of our legal victories. Marjorie spoke with National Press Secretary Kari Birdseye in November of 2013.

  • On the Fracking Frontlines

    17/10/2013 Duração: 20min

    From the California coast to Maryland ports, Earthjustice is fighting to protect communities and special places from fracking. Deborah Goldberg is co-Managing Attorney of the Northeast regional office. She spoke with Associate Editor Jessica Knoblauch in September of 2013.

  • Feeling the Sting: Toxic Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

    11/09/2013 Duração: 08min

    Earthjustice Attorney Greg Loarie discusses his work to get a toxic pesticide known as sulfoxaflor off the market, due to threats it poses to honeybees. Over the last few years, honeybees, which pollinate billions of dollars of U.S. crops annually, have been dying at unprecedented rates. Studies suggest that toxic pesticides like sulfoxaflor may be partly to blame. Greg works in the California regional office and spoke with Associate Editor Jessica Knoblauch in August of 2013.

  • "Never Ruin a Bear's Nap": An Interview with Wildlife Photographer Tom Murphy

    15/08/2013 Duração: 15min

    Tom Murphy is a wildlife photographer who has spent countless hours documenting the beauty and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. He shares experiences from decades of hiking, camping and skiing across Yellowstone, a place he refers to as "one of the finest wild land ecosystems in the world." During that time he's had plenty of grizzly bear encounters, but he is still waiting to cross paths with the ever-elusive wolverine. Tom spoke with Associate Editor Jessica Knoblauch in August of 2013.

  • Dressing Up in Bird Costumes (And Other Dispatches from the Conservation World)

    20/07/2013 Duração: 27min

    Author Jon Mooallem describes the haphazard, and often inspiring, efforts of conservationists to protect endangered species. Jon Mooallem is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and author of the book "Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America." Mooallem spoke with Associate Editor Jessica Knoblauch in July of 2013.

  • Keeping the Wolverine Wild

    15/02/2013 Duração: 22min

    Douglas H. Chadwick is a wildlife biologist and journalist. As a volunteer for the Glacier National Park Wolverine Project, Doug helped researchers track wolverines, fierce members of the weasel family who regularly face down grizzly bears. Climate change is threatening the wolverines' existence.

  • Ecology Without Equality

    19/01/2013 Duração: 37min

    Environmental justice advocate Vernice Miller-Travis discusses why the fractured nature of green groups and the environmental justice movement undermines our overall political effectiveness.

  • Bill McKibben on the Climate Crisis

    09/11/2012 Duração: 12min

    Bill McKibben is an environmental activist and the founder of, an organization that's building a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

  • Down to Earth with Dr. Alan Lockwood

    01/10/2012 Duração: 18min

    Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses coal's dirty characteristics, the recent Republican-led attacks on the U.S. EPA, and why cleaning up air pollutants could result in trillions of dollars of health-related benefits in the United States.

  • The Environmental Beef with Industrial Agriculture

    27/08/2012 Duração: 19min

    Earthjustice attorney Marianne Engelman Lado discusses confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, and their effects on people's health and the environment.

  • Florian Schulz on Icy Adventures and Arctic Stressors

    17/07/2012 Duração: 20min

    Acclaimed photographer Florian Schulz discusses his experiences in the rapidly changing Arctic.

  • The Dark Side of the Fracking Boom

    26/06/2012 Duração: 23min

    Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg discusses the Northeast regional office's litigation on fracking, a controversial form of industrial gas drilling that can contaminate the air and water.

  • On Thin Ice

    04/06/2012 Duração: 09min

    Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch reports on the record-breaking ice melt that's occurring in the Arctic.

  • Restoring the Ocean Food Web

    21/05/2012 Duração: 17min

    Earthjustice attorney Andrea Treece discusses her work to protect forage fish species, like anchovies and sardines, which serve as the building blocks of the ocean food web.

  • Protecting Orca Whales in Puget Sound

    07/05/2012 Duração: 25min

    Earthjustice Vice President for Litigation Patti Goldman discusses efforts to protect the orca whales of Puget Sound, WA, whose existence is threatened by toxic contamination and starvation.

  • Photographer David Doubilet on Ocean Stressors

    23/04/2012 Duração: 37min

    David Doubilet, an underwater photographer for National Geographic, discusses his first-hand experience with how ocean stressors negatively impact the aquatic environment.

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