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Former 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

Environment | Sustainability | local | Food | Education | Science

Oregon State Scientist Creates Edible Plastic. What Does It Taste Like?

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packing as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables.

Land use | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | Oregon Field Guide

Climbing Back Up: The Return of The Northwest's Fishers

The cat-sized tree climber is mounting its comeback, inspiring one of the largest species reintroduction projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Animals

Tracking Down Fishers — But Not For Their Furs

The fur-trapping trade has all but vanished from the Pacific Northwest. But even today, there are still people out in the woods, trying to track down a sleek, furry creature called a fisher.


Once-Vanished Fishers Are Making Their Comeback In Washington

Biologists released a handful of weasel-like animals called fishers into the Washington Cascades in 2015. Two years later, they returned to see if they were surviving and reproducing.

News | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Water

Ocean Trash: What You Need To Know

Here’s what you need to know about the trash that’s piling up on Pacific Northwest beaches and around the world’s oceans.

News | local | Environment | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

On A Wing And A Prayer: A Butterfly Rescue On San Juan Island

Rising seas test a rare butterfly’s comeback. The Island Marble thought to be extinct was rediscovered on San Juan Island. Biologists are scrambling to keep it alive.

Food | World | Environment | Science | Nation

Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Food | Water | Science

If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?

Environment | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife

A Climate Rescue Mission For Puget Sound's Rare Butterfly

Thought to be extinct for nearly a century, the island marble butterfly was rediscovered on San Juan Island. Now biologists are trying to keep the butterfly from getting squeezed out.

News | Technology | Environment | Recreation

Will Cellphones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.

Technology | Water | Environment | Climate change | Science

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

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

News | Sustainability | local | Environment

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

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

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?

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science | Fish & Wildlife

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

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

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.

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

Life At A Post-War Nuclear Weapons Factory

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.

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

Battle Ready

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

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

Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows

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 | Flora and Fauna | Environment | NW Life | Business

Growing An Ethical And Sustainable Guitar Forest

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

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.