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On Air with IER: Episode 16

This week: We take a look at the U.S. EPA's new plan to take on a chemical linked to cancer and found in some drinking water.
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Bird's-Eye View

Every day, people across the world will make decisions or innovations that affect the way Hoosiers live. We’ll track the changes so you’re ready for them.

EXTREME TEMPERATURES FEEL MORE 'NORMAL'

Extreme weather events are becoming more common, and people may be getting used to extreme temperatures after just a few years, according to a recent study.
(New York Times   )

INDIGENOUS AGRICULTURE COULD ANSWER FOOD PROBLEM

The restoration of indigenous food systems could help communities affected by climate change.
(Science Daily   )

LAKE ERIE GRANTED SAME LEGAL RIGHTS AS PEOPLE

Residents of Toledo, Ohio Tuesday voted to grant Lake Erie the same rights as a person. The lake’s new rights allow citizens to sue on behalf of the lake when it is danger of major environmental harm.
(Vox   )

BRITISH WILD CARNIVORE POPULATIONS RECOVERING

The reduction of harmful human trapping and hunting tactics, namely habitat destruction and the use of toxic chemicals, has allowed the recovery of British wild carnivores.
(University of Exeter   )

RISING SEA LEVELS THREATEN MARSHALL ISLANDS

The Marshall Islands, an independent country in the Pacific Ocean, is planning to raise its islands to protect them from being swallowed by rising sea levels.
(Radio New Zealand   )

GENE EDITING COULD ERADICATE MOSQUITO SPECIES

Researchers in Italy are attempting to genetically modify mosquitoes to stop them from reproducing, with the goal of helping eradicate malaria in Africa.
(NPR   )

INSECT DECLINE A BAD SIGN FOR GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS

Insect biomass is decreasing by 2.5 percent a year, eight times faster than the rate of decline for mammals, birds or reptiles. Insects pollinate 75 percent of all the crops in the world.
(Biological Conservation   )

DRUG RESIDUE IS PUTTING FRESH WATER AT RISK

Since 1995, concentrations of pharmaceuticals in freshwater have increased. Concentrations of antibioticscan be harmful to bacteria in the water, which play an important role in nutrient cycles and wastewater treatment.
(Radboud University   )

RARE SNOWFALL BEWILDERS LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS

Many Los Angeles residents took to social media in confusion as a rare snowfall came to the area.
(Los Angeles Times   )

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