Endangered Species Act Revisions Weaken Protections for Animals, Plants Facing Extinction

Local and national environmental and animal groups say revisions favor business interests over animal protections

On Air with IER: Episode 34

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.

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.

NASA helps stop wildfires using satellite technology

Using satellite imagery, NASA helps firefighters tackle wildfires by directing them to the most critical sites first.

Ancient plant able to reproduce in UK due to climate change

For the first time in 60 million years, an exotic plant called the cycad is able to reproduce outdoors in Britain.

Air pollution may cause degenerative eye disease

Age-related macular degeneration, which results in a gradual and permanent loss of vision, may be influenced by air pollution, a new study finds.

Wisconsin pledges to go carbon-free by 2050

Wisconsin has become the first midwestern state to release a carbon-free plan.

Icelandic glacier disappears due to climate change

The Icelandic glacier known as Okjökull has been lost to climate change.

Disposable takeaway bowls found to pollute environment with PFAS chemicals

The disposable plant-based bowls used by many fast-casual restaurants have been found to contain toxic PFAS chemicals.

Indiana beach fronts face erosion

Indiana’s beaches along Lake Michigan have faced dramatic erosion in the last decade thanks to rising water levels.

IDEM advisory warns against adverse health effects from algae in Indiana lakes

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has released a recreational advisory after high levels of toxic blue-green algae were discovered in Indiana lakes.

Fatal disease threatens Indiana deer population

A virus known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, may result in significant local losses to deer populations.

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