Households of color continue to be affected at disproportionate rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, with utility disconnections, evictions and debt higher in their communities than in their white counterparts.
The lawsuit has sparked interest on how the switch from coal to natural gas will have a significant effect on the air quality and the health of the surrounding community in Indianapolis. Coal-fired power plants such as IPL have been contributing to a nationwide issue of air pollution.
Educating for Environmental Change, an Environmental Resilience Institute-supported program to help Indiana educators teach climate change in the classroom, recently received Indiana’s top environmental award, the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, for “extraordinary initiatives in protecting the environment.”
IU's statewide survey finds area residents making some concessions to climate.
Birds tweet, squawk, chirp, hoot, cluck, and screech to communicate with each other. Some birds have found another way to talk, though: they make sounds by fluttering their feathers or smacking their wings together really fast. Scientists just discovered another species that makes sounds with its feathers, a bird from the American tropics called the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.
Sept. 29 and 30, the Indiana University Rural Conference will bring together rural residents and leaders with IU faculty, researchers, staff, and students in a virtual forum to address some of Indiana's greatest challenges and opportunities.
Research suggests in-person classes led to thousands of additional cases each day in the U.S.
On Sept. 11, In This Climate podcast aired an interview with IU Professor Emeritus Scott Russell Sanders, who touched on his Midwest upbringing, his experience of ecological grief, and his hope for humanity.
Residents in metro areas across Indiana support initiatives to mitigate the impact of climate change, despite varying levels of belief in its existence, according to a new series of Indiana University reports.
The historically red state of Indiana has long had an eco-not-so-friendly reputation. But compared to just three years ago, more Hoosiers now cite climate change as one of the more serious problems facing our world today — and one that needs to be addressed.
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