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.
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