EPA Proposal Could Reduce Federal Protection for Waterways

A new EPA proposal redefines which waterways are protected by federal environmental regulations.

On Air with IER: Episode 6

This week: Citizen scientists help make sure your waterways stay healthy, and researchers find out if people are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly beer.
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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.

REDUCING GAMING'S CARBON FOOTPRINT

Gamers in America emit about 12 million tons of carbon dioxide powering their gaming platforms. Some quick fixes could drastically reduce gaming's carbon footprint.
(Mother Jones   )

WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

Not only is climate changing putting people’s lives in danger, it’s doing so at an accelerated pace. Three trends are making climate change worse.
(Nature   )

THE TROUBLE WITH GRIBBLES

British scientists are looking into whether a wood-eating coastal creature can teach us how to turn wood into a more efficient fuel source.
(Popular Science   )

OIL EXPLORATION THREATENS ARCTIC WILDLIFE REFUGE

More than 19 million acres of the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife refuge could soon be threatened by fossil fuel exploration.
(New York Times   )

BALLOONS COULD HELP FIGHT MALARIA

Scientists in West Africa have deployed a surprising weapon in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases: balloons.
(Popular Science   )

OLD MACDONALD HAD A COAL MINE

British researchers have figured out a way to turn abandoned mine shafts and tunnels into productive farms.
(BBC   )

A FAMILIAR SIGHT

Biologists in the United Kingdom say some birds pick mates who remind them of their parents.
(Nature   )

A TEST NO ONE WANTS TO FAIL

The United Nations found that greenhouse gas emissions increased to a point where temperatures would actually increase by 3.2° C.
(United Nations Environment Programme   )

NOT-SO-PUBLIC LAND

A new study found that thousands of square miles of public lands cannot be accessed by the public.
(Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership   )

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With sound science as our base, we present environmental issues in a nonpolitical way. We seek to make science and environmental information available to and useful to all Hoosiers.

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