On Air with IER: Episode 19

This week: For the past century, precipitation levels throughout the U.S. have risen. Now, NOAA scientists predict elevated flood risk levels through May. Is this man-made climate change or just a natural cycle? We take a look.
April 8, 2019


Welcome to Episode 19 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.


Elevated Spring Flood Risk May be Due to Changing Climate

By Enrique Saenz

The NOAA warns that parts of the entire state of Indiana is at risk for minor flooding while some of southern Indiana is at risk for major flooding. Is this more evidence that our climate is changing?

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

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Increase in heavy rain events hurts ecosystems, business, recreation

By Beth Edwards

In the past two months, Indiana has had three heavy rain events, causing flooding of many of the state’s rivers, lakes and streams.

Such periods of intense precipitation will become the new normal for Indiana.

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