On Air with IER: Episode 53

This week: A U.S. company decides to stop selling an Indiana-made pesticide linked to "brain abnormalities" in children; we look at who won the first stage of a legal battle to prevent the construction of a coal-to-diesel plant in Spencer County; and students learn about using aquatic life to grow food.
February 24, 2020


Welcome to Episode 53 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Major Pesticide Producer to Stop Selling Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

By Enrique Saenz

One of the country’s largest agricultural chemical companies announced it will stop selling its chlorpyrifos pesticides by the end of the year.

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Judge Rules for Advocacy Groups in First Dale Plant Challenge

By Beth Edwards

Two Southern Indiana environmental groups have won one stage in a battle to halt the construction of a coal-to-diesel plant in Dale, Indiana, that they believe will negatively affect health, quality of life and tourism in the area.

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

  1. EPA makes available $55 million for Indiana infrastructure projects
    Link for the first story.

  2. Plastic waste thought to be recycled clogging U.S. landfills
    Link for the second story.

  3. Almost half of U.S. states working on PFAS legislation
    Link for the third story.


Morgan County Residents Find a Fresh Way to Farm

By Beth Edwards

Morgan County residents are learning how to use aquatic life to grow food.

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