On Air with IER: Episode 48

This week: A group of researchers is reaching out to towns and cities across Indiana to create the first state-wide urban forest database, and we take a look at some bills introduced during the 2020 Indiana legislative session that could have an effect on the environment.
January 6, 2020


Welcome to Episode 48 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird. This week's guest host - Enrique Saenz.


Researchers Seek Data for Statewide Urban Forest Map

By Enrique Saenz

A team of researchers is asking for data from cities and towns across Indiana to assemble the first state-wide map of urban forests and green spaces.

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

1.Gulf Coast tick spotted in Indiana
Link for the first story.

  1. Jim Beam fined for Kentucky bourbon spill, fish kill
    Link for the second story.

  2. U.S. experiencing slowdown in population growth
    Link for the third story.


Environmental bills to watch in the 2020 legislative session

By Enrique Saenz

Members of the state legislature are at the Indiana Statehouse to begin their yearly session to vote on and amend bills that could become the state’s newest laws.

We take a look at some of the bills that could have a direct effect on the state’s environment or help or impede Hoosiers from improving their own effect on the environment.

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