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 | World | Food | Nation | Science

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

EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2017 8:19 a.m.

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.

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

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

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Seattle

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 | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change

A Climate Rescue Mission For Puget Sound's Rare Butterfly

KCTS9/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2017 4:15 p.m. | San Juan Island, Washington

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.

Environment | Technology | News | Recreation

Will Cellphones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park

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

Environment | Water | Technology | Science | Climate change

Can Seattleā€™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.

Environment | local | News | 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.

Environment | local | News | Science | Health | 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.

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

Battle Ready

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

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

Animals | Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean | News | local | Climate change | 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.

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

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.

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

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 | Energy | Politics

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.


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