On Sept. 23, Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) received the state’s most prestigious environmental award for its work in helping Indiana communities prepare for climate change.
On Aug. 23, with temperatures soaring above 90 degrees throughout Indiana, local government staff and volunteers in Clarksville and Richmond, including seniors and school-age children, set out by bike and by car with an unusual goal in mind: gathering local temperature data.
Hurricanes, wildfires, heatwaves, and drought. Keeping up with climate-related news this summer sometimes felt like drinking from a firehose. To help listeners make sense of the latest climate news, In This Climate podcast returns for its third season.
The Environmental Resilience Institute’s Prepared for Environmental Change (PfEC) Webinar Series is back for its 2021-2022 season. Launched in 2018, the PfEC series dives into environmental topics relevant to local governments throughout Indiana and the Midwest
As part of an effort to evaluate how Hoosiers might benefit from a mapping tool that highlights Indiana communities overburdened by pollution, a team of Indiana University researchers recently conducted a review of federal and state environmental justice mapping tools used across the country.
A new survey from the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute reveals that Hoosiers are more concerned about a future disease outbreak than they were before 2020. According to the Hoosier Life Survey 2.0 results, nearly 1 in 2 Indiana residents anticipate that their family is likely to be affected by a new disease outbreak in the next decade -- compared to the 1 out of 5 who felt the same way when they were surveyed in 2019.
From the Midwest to the East Coast, cicadas from Brood X have emerged in full force, making a lot of racket while trying to find a mate and then actually doing the deed. Although their days are numbered, they’ll leave behind billions of eggs and millions of holes in the ground. These pits, created when the cicadas emerge from the soil, will stick around for the duration of the growing season, venting greenhouse gases.
Since 2017, science teachers from Indiana and beyond have been attending Educating for Environmental Change (EfEC) to get ideas on how to effectively teach environmental science and climate change in the classroom. With this year’s program being held online for the second year in a row, teachers from across the county virtually flocked to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus to deepen their understanding of key concepts related to environmental change.
As of Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 6 inches more rain for Bloomington, from Friday afternoon through Tuesday evening. That follows 5 to 7 inches of rain that fell over a shorter period last weekend, which flooded a downtown Bloomington street. Does last weekend’s single event prove the case for climate change?
After seeing an increase in flooding events, Huntington County, Indiana, developed a flood response and evacuation plan with its cities and towns to reduce injury, loss of life, and property damage during floods.
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