On Air with IER: Episode 30

This Week: We learn more about a proposed Vigo County ammonia plant that seeks to have a near-zero carbon footprint, and health organizations are suing the Trump administration to stop an air pollution rule that could actually increase air pollution.

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.

Unusual summer hail storm covers Guadalajara, Mexico, in ice

Guadalajara residents woke up at the end of June to more than 3 feet of ice after a hailstorm broke the stretch of hot summer days.

Attenborough applauds Glastonbury plastic ban

Glastonbury festival in England banned single-use plastic bottles in an effort to decrease the event’s impact on the planet.

Airplane contrail effects expected to triple by 2050

Researchers have known for some time the cloud trails left by aircrafts have an atmospheric greenhouse effect, but the impact of these trails is expected to triple by 2050.

Poor air quality in walkable neighborhoods offsets health benefits

Pollution from traffic poses health risks.

Forest thinning may help trees be more climate resilient

Researchers have determined that thinning forests is an effective technique for recovery and maintenance of forests dealing with climate change.

Plant milkweed, avoid pesticides to help monarch butterflies

Preserving the butterfly's natural environments is the best way to help.

Microbes that support all life are being affected by climate change

More than 30 microbiologists signed a statement last week warning about risks to microbes.

A changing climate could limit food choices, warns environmental journalist

Amanda Little, an environmental journalist and professor at Vanderbilt University, warns that food diversity could be limited due to environmental issues.

The rains aren’t over yet for the Eastern U.S.

It's been a particularly rainy June for the Eastern U.S.

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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.