On Air with IER: Episode 32

This week: The U.S. EPA has chosen not to ban an Indiana-made pesticide linked to brain abnormalities and autism in children, and the state of Indiana has chosen the first round of proposals for Volkswagen settlement funding.
July 29, 2019


Welcome to Episode 32 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


EPA Says It Won’t Ban Indiana-made Pesticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will not ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide manufactured in Indiana that has been linked to brain damage and autism in children.

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

  1. Genetic Breakthrough in Corn May Improve Crop Yields Worldwide
    Link for the first story.

  2. Rising Sea Levels Threatening Historic US Sites
    Link for the second story.

  3. Online Video Streaming Produces 300 Million Tons of CO2 Per Year
    Link for the third story.


State Volkswagen Trust Fund Committee Selects Projects for First Round of Funding

By Enrique Saenz

The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee selected the first round of proposals that will receive millions of dollars in funding for nitrogen oxide pollution offset projects.

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