Beneficial cover crops could contribute to climate change

New research says tall, leafy cover crops could reduce snow reflectivity and trap solar heat.

On Air with IER: Episode 9

This week: IER investigates how the government shutdown is affecting national parks in Indiana, and we speak to an Obama-era official who says a new EPA proposal could allow power plants in Indiana and across the country to emit more toxic pollutants into the air and neuter future environmental policies.
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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.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS UP

A 3.4 percent spike in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 is the second largest annual gain in more than 20 years.
(Rhodium Group   )

DETROITERS SAY "NO THANKS" TO FREE TREES

Detroit residents say distrust of government, not a dislike of trees, led to many turning down the offer of free trees.
(New York Times   )

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP A HOUSEPLANT THAT CAN CLEAN YOUR HOME'S AIR

Scientists at the University of Washington have genetically modified a houseplant, pothos ivy, to remove harmful chemicals from the air.
(University of Washington   )

CLIMATE CHANGE SURVIVAL SCHEMES

As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
(Popular Science   )

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY EVENTS

A new Indiana University Residence Hall Association Green Events Bill ensures environmentally friendly events at IU Bloomington dorms.
(Indiana University   )

TRACKING ENVIRONMENTAL ROLLBACKS

The NY Times tracked how the Trump administration's rollback of nearly a decade's worth of environmental regulations is affecting different parts of the U.S.
(New York Times   )

DIVINING ROOTS

British researchers have discovered how plant roots change their shape to acquire the most water. The discovery could lead to the breeding of plants adaptable to climate change.
(The University of Nottingham   )

URBAN WATER DEAD ZONES

A new study has found that hypoxic dead zones found mostly in rivers and coastal waters also occur in freshwater urban streams.
(Duke University   )

FROM CLIMATE DATA TO FASHION STATEMENT

A group of knitters is turning archived NOAA data into a wearable record of the Earth’s changing climate.
(Earther   )

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