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Asian carp a mysterious invader threatening Lake Monroe waters
“It’s getting more common to catch Asian carp when anglers are fishing for walleye,” says state fisheries biologist
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lawmakers up public-bidding threshold for local drainage board, airport authority projects
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
OPINION: Mining the data on cities and towns
Eye on the pie
Monday, March 18, 2019
Gary seeks private redevelopment at Lake Street Beach on Lake Michigan
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Environmentalists target Indiana Statehouse legislation
Calling on citizens to oppose House Bill 1266, which would reduce the ability of local government to police potentially damaging construction site runoff
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Local students participate in nationwide 'Youth Climate Strike' at Indiana Statehouse
"I’m living the rest of my life on this earth, and I just feel that a lot of decisions are being made by a lot of people a lot older than me," says one 16-year-old
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Purdue researcher's border wall proposal focuses on renewable energy, not immigration policy
Facebook users accused the scientists and engineers of overstepping their bounds by getting involved in immigration policy
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Purdue cutting plastic straws from its dining menu after spring break
Company touts that its paper straws fully decompose in 45 to 60 days when composted and in six months or fewer in marine environments
Friday, March 15, 2019
Shelby County BZA OKs 199-megawatt solar facility on nearly 1,800 acres of farmland
Construction expected to start in 2022 with the facility up and running in 2023 to start servicing a 35-year deal to supply the energy created to Wabash Valley Power
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Chicago company plans 700-acre solar farm in northern Madison County
Facility will locate between Elwood and Orestes along Ind. 28
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Chicago company plans 700-acre solar farm in northern Madison County
Facility will locate between Elwood and Orestes along Ind. 28
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Gary Works, Indiana Harbor steel mills big reasons Indiana third worst in toxic chemical releases
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Evansville City Council pledges 100 percent renewable energy city operations by 2050
Urges the city to provide more green infrastructure such as urban tree canopies, green streets and roofs, bike and pedestrian paths and electric vehicle charging stations
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Growth plan: Indiana Hardwood Assessment claims $10 billion industry underutilized
Hardwood lumber is the top agriculture segment in the state, study says
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Two Indiana bills could affect your access to Lake Michigan beaches
“A lot of our economy is activated because of our access to Lake Michigan," says Michigan City mayor
Friday, March 8, 2019
Jasper County Commissioners talk solar power, state grant
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
IU project to increase understanding of underground water systems
This information can lead to better infrastructure plans that protect natural resources and prevent community health problems
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
$1.1 million deal expands Prophetstown, after DNR pressured to keep power lines out
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
EPA: Lake, Porter counties record highest number of toxic releases since 2003
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Full agenda awaits Hoosier lawmakers as second half of session starts today at Statehouse
House will begin considering Senate-approved legislation, and the Senate will evaluate proposed new laws endorsed by the House
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Federal report says environmental action needed on Wabash fly ash ponds
Duke Energy to come up with corrective action, review with public
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
New Michigan City commission would focus on clean energy, green space, recycling
Councilman says studies show that when families are looking to relocate to new cities, they look at available jobs, schools and green spaces
Monday, March 4, 2019
Strategic defeats may help NWI Region legislative priorities succeed at Statehouse
Look at $3 million to pay of East Chicago school loan caused by student decline because of lead contamination
Sunday, March 3, 2019
South Shore Line to offer substitute bus service in frigid weather
Saturday, March 2, 2019
With the Portage lakefront threatened by erosion, a coalition is lobbying for solutions
“Erosion has continued and no meaningful solution has taken place,” says chair of Ogden Dune beach committee
Friday, March 1, 2019
Valley Watch president Blair: Economics belie coal-to-diesel benefit of $2.5 billion plant
The building and operation of the discussed Riverview Energy plant in Dale is a polarizing issue that has divided area residents in recent months
Friday, March 1, 2019
Declining funds for protecting drinking water concerns state environmental group
IDEM has had repeated budget cuts over the past 13 years, according to HEC Director Indra Frank
Thursday, February 28, 2019
EDITORIAL: Factory farm laws needed
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
NWI Regional Planning Council seeks more money from Lake, Porter, LaPorte counties
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Wait just a second: Is Indiana Dunes the state's first national park?
Sunday, February 24, 2019
South Adams Middle School STEM Club hopes to make driving safer
And, advance in national competition with GPS tracking project
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Indiana GOP lawmakers unmoved by CAFO critic's cry for help
"Instead of sound science being presented, I see a lot of subjective science, opinionated science, and not sound science backed up with data," says farm owner and state Rep. Aylesworth
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Hunters advocate for bobcat hunting season, but don't want legislators involved
Friday, February 22, 2019
Bloomington mayor's State of the City addresses power dynamics
Also detailed a slew of legislative roadblocks the city has faced in its efforts to raise the minimum wage and create affordable housing
Friday, February 22, 2019
Arborists cataloging Bloomington's trees ahead of replenishment efforts
Friday, February 22, 2019
Purdue researchers: Climate change will impact energy use
Thursday, February 21, 2019
BP forecasts renewable energy will be largest source of power by 2040
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court stands with conservation groups in Lake Michigan beach access case
Ruling says state holds this portion between ordinary high and low water marks of the shoreline in “public trust” for the benefits of its citizens
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
In book, former Indianapolis Mayor Ballard boosts electric vehicles
Says change in policy can protect U.S. troops
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Olympic Food Products in Kokomo has a buyer
Park 100 Foods in Tipton will take over
Thursday, July 22, 2004






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