(This piece was originally published on October 13, 2017 in the Indy Star.) City planners have released a draft of their land use plan that they envision will make Indianapolis healthier, more inclusive, more resilient and more competitive. But already the proposed plan is drawing skepticism from some who believe it might not go far enough to protect certain […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 16, 2017 by WTHR.) At least once a week Daniel May, a pastor at Church on the Rock in Dillsboro, sits under a park shelter prepping passages for his sermon or hiking one of the many trails at Versailles State Park. “My wife and I go to a state […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 16, 2017 in the Herald Bulletin.) With Lake Michigan along the state’s northern border and the Ohio river to the south, widespread droughts and rain shortages are few and far between in the Hoosier state. But as population climbs and more water is used for industrial purposes, state lawmakers […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 1, 2017 in the Herald Bulletin.) More than 100 bicyclists from across the state rode through Madison and Delaware counties Saturday to promote the proposed Mounds Greenway project. Participants in the third annual Ride for the Mounds traveled near the potential greenway route along the west fork of the […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 1, 2017 in the Flyer Group.) For the first time, Greening the Statehouse will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. This is the organization’s 10th annual meeting, and admission ranges from $10 to $25. “This is the largest gathering of environmentally […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 22, 2017 by WFYI.) Updated Friday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. Duke Energy will release previously unpublished, federally required information about how it manages coal ash, the toxic material left over from burning coal. Earlier this week, four environmental organizations threatened to sue North Carolina-based Duke Energy, which serves […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 24, 2017 in the Indy Star.) The coal plants that dot Indiana’s landscape generate much more than electricity. They also produce toxic ash. When coal is burned, it leaves behind ash that is filled with contaminants such as arsenic, chromium and boron that leach into nearby groundwater and waterways. That ash […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 20, 2017 in the Courier-Journal.) The fear is that toxic heavy metals could harm people, waterways and the environment Duke Energy has been keeping the public in the dark about the flooding threats from massive coal-ash ponds at its power plants, including those in Indiana and Kentucky, environmental groups charged […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 13, 2017 on WFYI.) Mayors and public officials from 18 Indiana communities, as well as environmental advocates, business leaders, and young people met in Indianapolis Wednesday to talk about ways Indiana can adapt to impacts from climate change at the second annual Climate Leadership Summit. Jim Poyser, the […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 15, 2017 in the Courier-Journal.) Move to make solar power less attractive results in short-term boost in sales as advocates find a new way to help people save more money on panels There’s a run to the sun across Indiana with an important deadline approaching for a new […]

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