On Air with IER: Episode 99

This week: The EPA unveiled a new strategy to tackle lead exposure, and countries talk climate deals at the COP26 conference.
November 15, 2021


Welcome to Episode 99 of the (new and improved) IER Podcast!


EPA Introduces Strategy for Addressing Lead Exposure, Asks for Input

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft version of its new strategy to reduce lead exposures in communities around the country and said it will seek input from the communities most affected by lead contamination.

Critics welcomed the call for input, saying the plan does not do enough to cite specific actions the federal government will take to ensure the lead problems present for decades in places like East Chicago, Hammond and Indianapolis, are finally addressed.

Read the full story here.


News In Brief

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

Humans hastened the extinction of the woolly mammoth
Read the story here.

Volcanic eruptions contributed to collapse of China dynasties
Read the story here.


Will the COP 26 summit change anything?

By Enrique Saenz

We take a look at some of the deals agreed to at the COP 26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland.