(This piece was originally published on October 15, 2018 by WFYI.) A lot of people have been talking about the recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which says in order to avoid some of the worst impacts to human health and the environment, we need to go to zero emissions by 2050. […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 13, 2018 by The Journal Gazette.) The three candidates for a U.S. Senate seat from Indiana were asked during their Monday debate what, if anything, the federal government should do about climate change and global warming. Their answers did not satisfy the Bloomington resident who had submitted the question […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 8, 2018 by WFYI.) The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says a recent federal appeals court ruling could change closure plans for a coal ash pond in Lawrenceburg. The Main Ash Pond, owned by Tanners Creek Development LLC, is a “legacy pond” — which means it’s located at a closed down […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 1, 2018 by Eagle Country 99.3 FM.) A vote this week will determine if Indiana and other states will lose some pollution control standards for the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, known as ORSANCO, has provided oversight of pollution levels in the river for more than […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 14, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) LAKE VILLAGE — The Texas-based company behind a controversial plan for a large-scale organic dairy in Newton County submitted a new permit application last week to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The De Jong family withdrew its initial permit application for […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 5, 2018 by WFYI.) Twelve states, including Indiana, are asking a federal district court to throw out a climate lawsuit against oil giants. The states’ attorneys general filed a brief in the case this week. King County in Washington is suing BP, Exxon Mobil, and other major oil companies […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 7, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) A free soil testing day is set for Saturday for residents who may have noticed U.S. EPA removing contaminated soil from around homes in East Chicago, Hammond and Whiting and have concerns about their own yards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 17, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) A few of the 42 private wells tested recently near NIPSCO’s R.M. Schahfer Generating Station contained elevated levels of manganese, iron and sodium, but none of the results so far indicate any contamination from the utility company’s coal ash ponds, an expert […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 15, 2018 by Greensburg Daily News.) While the implications of the Donald Trump administration’s planned rollback of coal regulation remain unseen, one seems certain: previously shuttered power plants are unlikely to reopen. Coal officials and power companies champion the new Affordable Clean Energy rules announced last month as offering […]

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(This piece was originally published on September 17, 2018 by the Journal Gazette.) The Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting will have an activist training workshop in Fort Wayne on Oct. 6. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1505 Bethany Lane. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is […]

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