On Air with IER
On Air with IER brings you news about environmental issues affecting the state of Indiana. We’ll scour the globe for the latest scientific developments and translate them into news that’s useful for you.
This week: Lots of roll backs. The Trump administration rolls back a rule that would have made light bulbs more efficient, and the EPA rolls back limits on methane, a greenhouse has 25 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.
This week: The town of Speedway is trying to find out who is dumping a large amount of industrial oil into the town's water supply, and a biofuel company says Big Oil's relationship with the Trump administration caused it to close a bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana.
This week: We track a chemical release in the Little Calumet River, and we take a look at how changes to the Endangered Species Act could make it harder to protect vulnerable plants and animals.
This week: Community and environmental groups are suing the EPA for higher dust-lead standards, and environmental groups are concerned a Hoosier National Forest management plan may have a negative effect on the surrounding environment.
This Week: Air quality gains have slowed after two decades of improvement, and an app is helping beekeepers and growers check in on their bees without disturbing them.
This week: The U.S. EPA has chosen not to ban an Indiana-made pesticide linked to brain abnormalities and autism in children, and the state of Indiana has chosen the first round of proposals for Volkswagen settlement funding.
This week: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expands the use of a pesticide it admits is "very highly toxic" to bees, and teachers get lessons on how to teach students about climate change.
This Week: We learn more about a proposed Vigo County ammonia plant that seeks to have a near-zero carbon footprint, and health organizations are suing the Trump administration to stop an air pollution rule that could actually increase air pollution.
This week: A government report says some Defense Department facilities may not be prepared for the effects of climate change, and the IER crew talks about HBO's Chernobyl and the state of Indiana's own ticking time bombs.
This week: Wide-ranging PFAS legislation passes its first hurdle, and the Trump administration finalizes a controversial air pollution plan.
This week: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted a ban on the sale of higher ethanol blends of gasoline during the summer months, a move that will benefit corn growers in Indiana but could adversely affect the environment.
This week: We take a look at how the state of Indiana's position on pesticides in food products selected for the state's WIC program could be exposing needy Hoosier families to potentially toxic chemicals, and a pathogen deadly to oak trees threatens to spread in the state.
This week: It's a big week for Indiana on Capitol Hill. Two Indiana University professors testified before separate environmental hearings. We take a look at the issues they're championing in Washington, D.C.
This week: The U.S. Navy wants residents living near NSA Crane to test their water wells for potentially hazardous PFAS compounds, and we take a look at why an Indianapolis apartment complex isn't allowed to use the solar power it produces.
This week: A new study warns that about 1 million plant and animal species are at risk due to human action, and Hoosiers may soon have to pay more money to recover from natural disasters.
This week: A new survey finds that a vast majority of Hoosiers say they believe in climate change, and Indiana officials hope to protect the state's native plants by banning some invasive plants.
This week: An Indiana recycling business executive was behind a scheme involving the illegal trashing and reselling of millions of dollars’ worth of potentially toxic electronic waste.
This week: Indiana received a failing grade for its efforts to protect children's drinking water from lead, but is that a fair assessment? We take a look at what the state and schools are doing to keep their water lead-free. Plus, a new website wants to help make beekeeping easier.
This week: For the past century, precipitation levels throughout the U.S. have risen. Now, NOAA scientists predict elevated flood risk levels through May. Is this man-made climate change or just a natural cycle? We take a look.
This week: After years of worrying, residents of Martinsville, Indiana find out whether their water is safe to drink, and seven facilities in Indiana get one of the nation's top energy efficiency distinctions.
This week: The nation's first coal-to-diesel plant is well on its way to being built in Dale, Indiana, but residents are split as to whether they should allow it to happen. PLUS, we take a look at how Indiana fared in this year's EPA Superfund report.
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.
This week: We take a look at how a major road and bridge repair project in Indianapolis can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and we talk about a new plan that will help Indianapolis deal with challenges caused by climate change.
This week: We conclude our look into a northern Indiana town fighting for clean water 30 years after undisclosed contamination at a coal ash landfill.
This week: The first part of our look into a northern Indiana town fighting for clean water 30 years after undisclosed contamination at a coal ash landfill.
This week: A new study says beneficial cover crops could have a temperature-changing dark side, and a beer maker gave wind power a multi-million dollar spotlight.
This week: A Purdue University professor has created a process to turn toxic coal ash into rare earth metals, and a central Indiana rideshare program lets Hoosiers save money on their commute while reducing emissions.
This week: People living or working near gas stations might be exposed to a far higher level of toxic fumes than previously thought, and we take a look at a restaurant named the best eco-friendly restaurant in the state of Indiana.
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.