Indiana Recycling Executive Sentenced For Electronic Waste Recycling Scheme

Schererville native Brian Brundage pleaded guilty to wire fraud, tax evasion charges.

On Air with IER: Episode 20

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.

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.

Rising Temperatures Making Mosquitoes Deadlier

Mosquitoes are among the most lethal animals in the world as a result of the dangerous viruses and organisms they carry. Climate change is expected to make them deadlier.
(PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases   )

‘Doomsday Vault’ Threatened by Climate Change

Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost town and home to what is known as the “Doomsday vault.” The town is believed to be the fastest warming place on earth.
(Norwegian Centre for Climate Services   )

Scientists Want to Cull Animals to Save Endangered Species

Scientists are calling for a cull of feral cats and dogs, pigs, goats, mice and rats to save the species they prey on. Their eradication on more than 100 islands could save many endangered species.
(BBC   )

"Bomb Cyclone" Causes Record-breaking Flooding in Midwest

Rivers flooded across the Missouri River Valley, causing record-breaking flooding in cities from Minnesota to Missouri last weekend.
(Popular Science   )

New Standard Shows Cost of Environmental Damage

A new standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of their environmental damage, by providing a clear figure for the cost of their goods and services to the environment.
(Chalmers University of Technology   )

Air Pollution Causing Millions More Early Deaths A Year

Researchers using a new modeling method found that air pollution caused an estimated 8.8 million extra deaths in 2015 globally, more than double the previous estimate.
(Science Daily   )


Extreme weather events are becoming more common, and people may be getting used to extreme temperatures after just a few years, according to a recent study.
(New York Times   )


The restoration of indigenous food systems could help communities affected by climate change.
(Science Daily   )


Residents of Toledo, Ohio Tuesday voted to grant Lake Erie the same rights as a person. The lake’s new rights allow citizens to sue on behalf of the lake when it is danger of major environmental harm.
(Vox   )

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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.