The Texas electricity blackout is a catastrophe many years in the making from under-investment and under-appreciation of the fragility of our infrastructure, but it also shines a light on the more chronic problem of energy insecurity.
Local farmers are beginning to prepare for the growing season. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Climate Change has the potential to impact Agricultural Productivity. One local farmer gives us his insight into the changing climate.
Many scientists believe climate change is an ongoing problem our world is facing. If changes don’t happen soon, some believe it will have major impacts on future generations.
The Grunwald exhibit “Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020” uses both art and history to describe a network of industry, commerce, agriculture, and energy that Hoosiers built during the line’s 100-plus years of service.
Some epidemiologists say it’s a bad idea, because the games will attract people from all over the country to Indianapolis and San Antonio, the cities that will host every game of the men’s and women’s tournaments.
The University of Notre Dame and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand the Notre Dame Lead Innovation Team’s (ND LIT) pilot lead screening program to Indiana’s Marion and Vigo counties.
The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is the goal of an Indiana University and Hoosier government partnership that also aims to help communities measure and manage the gases that contribute to climate change.
Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) is launching a new tool to help local governments measure the benefits of carbon-cutting actions to address climate change and evaluate the cost effectiveness of green initiatives.
Through a collaboration with Indiana University students at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 11 new case studies have been added to the Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit (ERIT).
The impacts the pandemic is having on sustainable practices are tangible and significant all around the world. They might be short-lived. However, we fear that people may be reluctant to return to more sustainable ways. We can avoid this if we are mindful and prioritize new supply chains, new practices, and a new philosophy toward consumption.
Through a partnership with Indiana University, nine Indiana cities and towns will be carrying out projects in 2021 to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry laid out his vision of the year ahead, which included their work with ERI on their climate action plan, on Wednesday in a “State of the City” address delivered to a mostly vacant room at the Grand Wayne Center.
When coronavirus numbers start piling up, it gets to be a little overwhelming. Tom Coomes spoke with an infectious disease expert about trials of tracking this data, how she plucks insight from it, and what we need to look for over the next year.
As leaders in Flint, Michigan face new penalties for that city's water crisis, New America-IUPUI Public Problem-Solving explores the issue of lead, water, and environmental racism closer to Indianapolis.
Researchers are looking at how forests impact air quality, based on the classification of temperate trees and what that means for how the forest really works.
Factors like climate change and the destruction of urban foliage are causing cities like Phoenix to overheat.
The president hopes electrifying the federal fleet will create jobs and encourage motorists to ditch gas-powered cars. But no automaker is ready yet.
Communities throughout Indiana will be working on various stages of climate preparedness initiatives as part of the IU Resilience Cohort. During this cohort, municipalities covering almost half of the state’s population will be working on some kind of emissions reduction strategy.
IU Environmental Resilience Institute Director Janet McCabe and Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman explain why preparing Indiana for climate change is critical to the state’s economic success.
In many organisms, individuals that produce more offspring tend to have shorter life spans than individuals who aren't as productive. But how does this happen? Biologists examining data from an Indiana University decades-long study may have solved part of the puzzle.
The Monon Railroad, once known as the “Hoosier Lifeline,” is one of the focuses of the Grunwald Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, “Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020.” Running from Feb. 9 to March 12, the exhibition will feature a collection of photographs and artifacts from three artists used to capture and explore the Monon’s history and contributions to Indiana.
Three new faculty recently joined Indiana University as part of the Prepared for Environmental Change (PfEC) Grand Challenge, augmenting IU’s research capabilities in key areas spanning environmental policy, environmental philanthropy, and disease ecology.
Through a partnership with Indiana University, nine Indiana cities and towns will be carrying out projects in 2021 to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions. The initiative represents the third stage of a program pioneered by IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) to help Hoosier communities measure and manage heat-trapping gases that contribute to climate change.
Researchers at Indiana University—in collaboration with scientists from West Virginia University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Virginia, and the University of Warwick—have found that classifying temperate forest trees based on the type of symbiotic fungi with which the trees associate can serve as a broad indicator of how the trees and forests function.
On his first day in office President Joe Biden started signing executive orders to reverse Trump administration policies. One sweeping directive calls for stronger action to protect public health and the environment and hold polluters accountable, including those who “disproportionately harm communities of color and low-income communities.”
Indiana has already lost 85 percent of the wetlands it once had a century ago, many drained for farming and development. Now, environmentalists, engineers, and residents are concerned that the few wetlands that remain are under threat.
Nearly 4.8 million low-income American households were unable to pay an energy bill last year, a problem that intensified during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While trying to look at what can be done about the climate crisis, Ben Kravitz talks about climate engineering and how it could be used to help combat climate change.
As he steps into office this week, President-elect Joe Biden brings an ambitious plan to address climate change, and with Democrats in control of Congress for the first time in a decade, he may have the opportunity to accomplish some of his loftiest goals.
Janet McCabe, a professor of practice at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI and director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at IU, has been nominated as deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the incoming Joseph R. Biden administration.
A nonpartisan group of climate scientist mothers seeks to introduce bite-sized, relatable content to demystify climate change for all moms.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its long-awaited revision to the regulations that protect children from lead in their water. Bottom line: It’s a mixed bag, with some significant improvements but also some critical omissions that must be addressed.
Kristina Marusic recently appeared on the podcast In This Climate to discuss the impacts of fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.
Monroe County Community School Corporation had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 transmission at school in the fall semester, according to corporation and medical officials.
The Tribune-Star editorial (Dec. 26, 2020) was right on point: “Indiana’s energy policy remains focused on slowing the move from coal to renewable sources such as wind, solar and natural gas. But clinging to that policy is unwise and wrong-headed.”
The Trump administration has worked to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation. One of its most controversial actions is known as the "secret science" rule because it would require scientists to disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, for their findings to be considered in shaping regulations. This measure has just been finalized.
Indiana is expected to face more severe storms, flooding, extreme heat, and tick-borne diseases in the future. But a new report said the state hasn’t done enough to prepare.