Amy Martinis the founder and executive producer of Threshold, a podcast and public radio program. Each season, Threshold takes a deep dive into one story of pivotal change in the natural world. In 2017, Outside Online named Threshold one of the best new podcasts of year, and the Montana Broadcasters Association awarded it the best non-commercial radio program of the year.
The first season of Threshold told the story of the American bison. The second season takes listeners to all eight countries of the Arctic.
In addition to producing Threshold, Amy files stories for NPR’s All Things Considered, PRI’s The World, and other outlets. In 2016, she was selected for the Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2014, she was chosen to give a TEDx talk at the University of Montana.
Amy was raised on an Iowa farm and has lived in Missoula, Montana since 1999.
Researchers on Greenland’s ice sheet are trying to find out more about our planet and the future implications with rising seas. It’s also spectacularly beautiful and surreal.
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
Just how quickly will billions of tons of carbon locked up in the Arctic's melting permafrost be released into the atmosphere? Scientists in the Arctic say finding out could be a matter of survival.
Shishmaref, Alaska, home to a tightly knit Iñpuiat community of 600 people, is ground zero for climate change in the Arctic. What happens here could foreshadow the fates of other US coastal communities. Why won't Washington pay attention?
A sculpture in Iceland marks the location of the Arctic Circle — at least the circle's location this year, because it turns out that the Arctic Circle doesn't stay in one place. It's a suggestion of how difficult it is to pin down anything in the Arctic.
Sámi reindeer-herding families in northern Scandinavia are being hit hard by the impacts of climate change. But some may also suffer from an effort to help address climate change — a big wind farm, being built right through their herding grounds.
There are the specific policy proposals coming out of the transition team, including one that could seriously dial back or even eliminate one of the main sources of data on the earth’s changing climate — NASA’s Earth science program.