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Associate Producer, KCTS9/EarthFix

Ken Christensen


Ken Christensen is an associate video producer at KCTS9 in Seattle, Washington, as part of EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Ken has written and produced video for Crain's New York Business, where he launched the publication's video department.

Ken has a master's degree in journalism from the City University of New York.

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Recent Articles

Technology | Environment | Climate change | Water | Science

Can Seattle’s Seawall Defend The City And Protect Salmon, Too?

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 16, 2017 6 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle’s newly constructed seawall is a $410 million infrastructure project that’s doubling as a massive science experiment.

News | Environment | local | Sustainability

Reduce, Reuse ... Repair? Pacific Northwest Fix-It Movement Grows

KCTS9/EarthFix | April 26, 2017 5:30 p.m.

King County is updating the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” with the addition of a fourth R: Repair.

Environment | Energy

Canada's Oil Pipeline To The Salish Sea: What You Need To Know

EarthFix | March 30, 2017 3:15 p.m.

You’ve heard of Keystone XL. And you know all about Dakota Access. But have you heard of TransMountain, which could soon be the biggest pipeline of them all?

Environment | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Science

This Is How People Do Search And Rescue For Lead-Poisoned Swans

KCTS 9 | Feb. 3, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Lynden, Washington

In Northwest Washington, a group of scientists and volunteers are searching for sick swans and trying to save them before it’s too late.

Environment | Politics

Video: This Is What Trump's EPA Looks Like So Far

EarthFix | Jan. 30, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump's administration has done a lot to shake things up at the Environmental Protection Agency. Here's what's in play so far.

Communities | Land use | Forestry | News | Science | Air | local | Water | Environment | Health | History | Fish & Wildlife | Land

Battle Ready

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

The secret history of the U.S. military’s environmental legacy in the Northwest.

News | Environment | Health | local | Science | Battle Ready

Life At A Post-War Nuclear Weapons Factory

KCTS9/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Richland, Washington

Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup workers must fight for acknowledgement their illnesses stem from on-the-job exposures. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Animals | Science | News | local | Pacific Ocean | Climate change | Environment | Battle Ready

Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows

EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Olympic National Forest, Washington

The military's expanded presence in the Northwest creates new challenges for those who want quiet places to remain so. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Forestry | Environment | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | Business

Growing An Ethical And Sustainable Guitar Forest

KCTS9/EarthFix | Nov. 8, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Concrete, Washington

A solution to Northwest guitar makers' need for ethically and sustainably sourced hardwood may be growing in their own backyard. But can science help give them more beautiful maple wood?

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

A Native American Leader's Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

KCTS9/EarthFix | July 18, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders.

Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

More NW E-Waste Recyclers Found Exporting

KCTS9/EarthFix | June 20, 2016 6 a.m.

A Seattle-based e-waste watchdog group says recyclers in Washington state's e-waste collection program aren't living up to their pledges.

Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

On The Trail Of America's Dangerous, Dead Electronics

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m. | Hong Kong

Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.

Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

The Hunt For Toxic E-Waste In Hong Kong Scrapyards

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m. | Hong Kong

A mini-documentary about a Seattle non-profit that deploys hidden GPS trackers to find out if pledges are being kept to process hazardous electronics in the U.S. when American consumers take them to be recycled.

News | Technology | Sustainability | local | Nation | Environment | World

The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

OPB | May 5, 2016 10:40 a.m.

Our international undercover investigation reveals what really happens to America's discarded TVs, phones and computers.

Environment | Politics | Energy

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon

KCTS9/EarthFix | Feb. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m.

The chickens are the stars in our 3-minute video explaining how carbon pricing works.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

A Furry Predator Returns To the Wilds of Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 3, 2015 3:26 p.m. | Randle, Washington

With the release of seven fishers Thursday, the weasel-like mammal is back in Washington's south Cascades after a 70-year absence.

Environment

Where Do Seattle-Area Crows Go At Night?

KUOW | Nov. 24, 2015 6 a.m. | Bothell, Washington

Lauren Linscheid of Seattle sees crows flying every day toward Lake City Way. “I want to know where they’re going and why,” Lauren told KUOW’s Local Wonder team. Reporter Ashley Ahearn was dispatched to investigate.

Environment | Energy | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Keystone Pipeline's Rejection Could Mean More NW Oil Trains — Study

KCTS9/EarthFix | Nov. 12, 2015 6:30 a.m. | Seattle

President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline last week, but oil from Canada’s tar sands may find another way out of the ground and to refineries, which would mean more oil trains in the Northwest, a new study says.

Oregon Field Guide

Could a Mushroom Save a Honeybee

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015 midnight

Honeybees throughout the United States have been struggling for nearly a decade.

Food | Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Nation

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

EarthFix | Oct. 9, 2015 7:46 a.m.

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.