On Air with IER: Episode 23

This week: A new study warns that about 1 million plant and animal species are at risk due to human action, and Hoosiers may soon have to pay more money to recover from natural disasters.
May 13, 2019


Welcome to Episode 23 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.


U.N. Study- Unprecedented Species Extinction Rates Having “Grave” impact on People Around the World

By Enrique Saenz

A United Nations survey co-led by an Indiana University researcher found that human activity is threatening nearly 1 million animal and plant species with extinction, putting the ecosystems upon which the world’s population depends at “grave risk.”

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

  1. California tap water may cause cancer, study finds
    Link for the first story.

  2. Thawing Arctic soils accelerating global warming
    Link for the second story.

  3. Carbon pollution to deprive tropical forests of their iconic clouds
    Link for the third story.


Natural Disasters are on the Rise, but is Indiana Prepared to Help Hoosiers Recover?

By Enrique Saenz

The number of deadly natural disasters afflicting the U.S. is rising, and so is the economic cost of each event. As state and federal emergency response agencies change their recovery funding roles, Hoosiers will have to bear more of a financial burden after each disaster.

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