On Air with IER: Episode 35

This week: We track a chemical release in the Little Calumet River, and we take a look at how changes to the Endangered Species Act could make it harder to protect vulnerable plants and animals.
August 26, 2019


Welcome to Episode 35 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird. Guest host: Enrique Saenz


IDEM Investigating Chemical Spill Near Indiana Dunes National Park

By Enrique Saenz

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating a chemical release into the Little Calumet River mid-August that killed fish and led to the shutdown of parts of the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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

  1. Fatal disease threatens Indiana deer population
    Link for the first story.

  2. IDEM warns against adverse health effects from algae in Indiana lakes
    Link for the second story.

  3. Indiana beach fronts face increasing erosion
    Link for the third story.


Endangered Species Act Revisions Weaken Protections for Animals, Plants Facing Extinction

By Enrique Saenz

The federal government has announced major changes to the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, making it more difficult to protect vulnerable animals and their habitats.

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