Contaminated Ground

Amidst alarming cancer cases, Martinsville residents rally to keep their water clean, decades after a dry-cleaning business polluted the city’s downtown

On Air with IER: Episode 67

This week: A legal battle between IDEM and the EPA over the air quality designation for a small part of Huntington County could get even more complicated after three groups threaten to sue over supposed inaction, plus an Indiana farmer was one of several witnesses invited to testify about the proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act and other help farmers might need to enter the carbon credit market.

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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.

Navy SEAL veteran starts biodegradable signage company

A Navy SEAL veteran has established a company that hopes to make the political campaign industry environmentally friendly.

Comment period for NIPSCO Bailly plant in Chesterton underway

The EPA has opened the 45-day public comment period for the proposed cleanup plan of an inactive power plant in Chesterton.

Climate scientist claims Facebook is restricting fact-checks on climate misinformation

A climate scientist claims Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts with climate change misinformation.

Researchers find flood risk in U.S. much greater than government estimate

Researchers found that millions more Americans are threatened by flooding than suggested by government estimates.

NIPSCO announces delay in Michigan City coal ash pond retirements

NIPSCO announced it delayed work to close five coal ash ponds at its Michigan City Generating Station until spring 2021.

Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle Roundup cancer lawsuits

The maker of Roundup agreed to a $10 billion payment to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits filed against it.

Tribes, advocacy groups sue EPA over rule narrowing scope of federal waterway protections

A group of native American tribes filed suit to stop a new federal rule that limits the scope of waterways under federal protection.

Study: Plants can absorb plastic through roots

A team of researchers found that small pieces of plastic can accumulate in plants.

EPA administrator signs National Pollinator Week Proclamation

EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the agency’s first proclamation recognizing the week of June 22 as National Pollinator Week.

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