On Air with IER: Episode 31

This week: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expands the use of a pesticide it admits is "very highly toxic" to bees, and teachers get lessons on how to teach students about climate change.
July 22, 2019


Welcome to Episode 31 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.


EPA Approves Expanded Use of Indiana-made Insecticide Toxic to Bees

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has expanded the use of sulfoxaflor, an Indiana-made insecticide that is highly toxic to bees, despite the concerns of beekeepers.

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

  1. World’s Largest Seaweed Bed Stretches from Africa to Mexico, Endangers Caribbean Species
    Link for the first story.

  2. USDA Announces Plan to Control Wild Hogs Across the US
    Link for the second story.

  3. The US Produces 12% of World’s Waste, Recycles 35%
    Link for the third story.


Summer Science Institute Helps Indiana Educators Teach About Climate Change

By Sophie Bird

The Educating for Environmental Change Summer Science Institute welcomed Indiana elementary and secondary-school teachers to the Indiana University-Bloomington campus to learn how to better educate young Hoosiers on climate-related issues.

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