On Air with IER: Episode 25

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.
May 28, 2019


Welcome to Episode 25 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.


IU Professor Testifies Against EPA Proposal that Seeks to Weaken Mercury Regulations

By Enrique Saenz

An Indiana University professor was one of several experts called to testify at a hearing examining a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could allow power plants to emit more toxic pollutants into the air and make it easier to deem environmental protection policies too expensive to implement.

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A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

  1. Increase in ozone-damaging emissions linked to China
    Link for the first story.

  2. Increased tick population leads to higher instance of tick-borne diseases
    Link for the second story.

  3. Man-made changes to animal environments are making humans prey
    Link for the third story.


IU Professor Testifies on Alarming Biodiversity Report

IU distinguished professor Eduardo Brondizio testified about report that human activity is threatening nearly 1 million animal and plant species with extinction, putting the ecosystems upon which the world’s population depends at “grave risk.”

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